In preparation for Computex, Acer on Friday announced that its first wearable device, the Acer Liquid Leap, will be sold in a bundle with the Acer Liquid Jade smartphone in selected markets. The company's first wearable is a touchscreen-based smartband that provides fitness tracking, SMS and phone notifications, and music control.
"The Liquid Leap emits an understated elegance with its modern linear design," states the press release. "The slim 1-inch touch screen is nestled in a durable rubber wristband for comfortable everyday usage. It's the ideal smart wearable device for active digital users wanting to maximize their efficiency, and for whom staying connected is absolutely essential."
According to the company, the music control aspect allows the user to access their music library and start, pause, stop, skip to the next song, or skip to the previous song. As a fitness tracker, the device will count the user's steps, track their running distance, track calories burned, and track the user's sleeping cycle. The device also comes in a number of different colors including Moonstone White, Mineral Black, Aquamarine, Fragrant Pink, and Vivid Orange. The smartband even promises up to seven days of battery life on a single charge.
As for the connected smartphone, the Liquid Jade will feature a 5-inch IPS screen with "Zero Air Gap" technology, which promises better, brighter visuals that are protected by Corning's Gorilla Glass 3. On the back is a 13MP camera with 0.3 second focus and F1.8 aperture. Acer says the phone measures just 0.295 inches thin.
Acer is expected to ship the Liquid Jade and Liquid Leap in Q3 2014, so stay tuned for more details.