Acer Liquid Leap on sale in September for £79.99

Fitness tracking, smartphone notifying band release date confirmed
Acer Liquid Leap on sale in September

The Acer Liquid Leap will go on sale on 7 September, priced at £79.99.

The official launch details were offered up by the Taiwanese company ahead of IFA - where it said the fitness tracking smartband will be on show alongside its new smartphone, the Acer Liquid Jade.

Blurring the boundaries between a regular activity tracker and a smartwatch, much like the Huawei Talkband B1, Acer's first foray into the wearable tech market is a durable 17mm rubber hypoallergenic strap which comes in five different colours.

The display is a 1-inch one that Acer says is the smallest touchscreen display it has ever developed. It's monochrome, so it's no Samsung Gear Fit rival.

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The Liquid Leap, a la Fitbit, Jawbone and co, offers step and calorie counting, as well as sleep tracking. 'Running distance' is also quoted as a feature although we're not sure how accurate this would be as there's no GPS tracking on board.

Moving into the smartwatch-like features and the Leap will keep you updated with smartphone notifications – including texts, incoming calls, calendar reminders and emails – and music playback controls are also available as well.

The battery life is stated as seven days although we'll let you know just how true this claim is during our full review.

Coming in white, black, pink, orange or green, the Acer Liquid Leap is available from 7 September and, as mentioned, will cost £79.99.

Wareable will be reporting live from the Messe Berlin trade show floor all week – check out our dedicated IFA 2014 hub for all the latest news and analysis from the big tech expo.

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