Acer has just unveiled a fancy new update to its Liquid leap, a smart fitness tracker, called the Liquid Leap plus at the MWC at Barcelona this afternoon. The Leap+ has got a touchscreen and stands out well in the long array of similar wearable devices. It can effectively monitor the number of steps taken, calories burned, distance traveled, sleep duration and everything else we expect from such a fitness device.
When connected to your phone – Android, iOS or Windows (including the new Acer liquid M220) it will be able to play music (along with basic music controls), notify you of any upcoming events, messages or tasks and display them on its 1 inch OLED screen. It has a battery life of around 5 to 7 days, more or less, depending upon its usage but still is decent and at par with other such wearables like the Garmin’s Vivosmart tracker.
The Leap+ has got no physical keys, So it might get difficult to press the soft keys on such a small screen especially while running. Moreover, It can’t be used while swimming because it’s barely water-resistant and has a rating of IPX7 which gives it a max depth of 1 meter ( 3 feet) for up to 30 minutes.
The communications take place by the virtue of its low-power Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity with your device and you can seamlessly scroll down through your notifications and apps.
The main pod can be removed and separated from the band-case, letting you change its colors. It comes in three basic colors – black, pink and green. The Leap+ will start shipping later this month to the Middle east, Africa and Europe and it will cost around $88 (€79), which in our opinion is a good price for a wearable which can even control music and show notifications.