Acer Is Releasing Its Wearable Band At Computex

It's mandatory as a tech company to have a wearable life-tracking device these days. Not wanting to break the imaginary rules, Acer has plans to release its wristband wearable at Computex this week. Here's what it can do.

It's called the Liquid Leap and it's Acer's first foray into the wearable market.

The Liquid Leap does just about everything you'd expect a wrist-based wearable to do these days, with a touch screen, fitness tracking capabilities, notifications from your smartphone and music control functionality.

It tracks everything from your steps as you walk around during the day, right through to more advanced fitness information like how far you run, how many calories you burned and how you're sleeping at night.

You'll get up to seven days of battery life along with the ability to sync to your phone over Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy. It comes in white, black, aquamarine, pink and orange, and it's waterproof to the IPX7 standard (read: mostly splashproof).

What's interesting about the Liquid Leap is how Acer will sell it. In selected markets, the Acer Liquid Jade smartphone will come with a Leap in the box, meaning you won't have to fritter away up to $200 extra to get your mitts on it.

The Liquid Jade smartphone is Acer's super-thin 5-inch Android phone. It's meant to be the ultra-stylish model, and features a "minimalistic, elegant design features a curved ergonomic outline" design, as well as an IPS 720p screen and a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera with fast auto-focus.

No word yet on Australian pricing for either of these devices, but we'll keep you posted.

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