Last year, Acer had released its fitness band the Acer Liquid Leap Smart Activeband. However, the commercial sales in stores were barely there. This year, at the Mobile World Congress Acer updated this wearable band. The company has now come up with Acer Liquid Leap+, which is an advanced version of its predecessor. This device is compatible with the three mobile operating systems- iOS, Android and Windows. The company claims that this is their “OS Agnostic” approach to the market.
A Different Design
Instead of a small upgrade, the Acer Liquid Leap+ has gone for a different design altogether. It has now been designed in such a way that it fits the curvature of the users’ wrist in a better way. The band does not depend on any platform and it supports Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy. It has a one-inch OLED touchscreen. It is not just a smart wearable but also a stylish accessory. The colorful band available for Leap+ can be detached, thereby making it easy for you to change the colors and match it with your outfits.
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The Leap+ tracks your daily activity and you can get the information you require to lead a healthy life. It can track the number of steps you take, calories burned and distance travelled. You can exercise and wear it to know about your performance. Even when you are sleeping, you can wear it so that you can monitor your sleeping patterns. It is water resistant.
Sync it with your smartphone with the Leap Manager app and you can see who is calling or read a text message directly from your wrist. Stay aware of upcoming events by connecting it with your calendar. You will also be able to access your phone’s music library and play it as per your choice.
You can get the Acer Liquid Leap+ in Europe for €79 in March. The UK pricing is yet to be known. To download the Leap Manager app, you can head to the Apple App Store, Google Play Store or the Windows Store.
What’s the Verdict?
Given the recent release of this product, we can only give a fairly quick verdict. The good thing about this device is that it can work with three mobile operating systems, is affordable and waterproof. However, the unresponsive touchscreen can be a major put off for the users buying it.
Have you used the Acer Liquid Leap? Will you buy the upgraded Leap+? We would love to hear your views.