Acer Liquid Leap finally hits the shops

First announced back at CES, the Liquid Leap costs a penny shy of £80 in the UK
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The Acer Liquid Leap, a fitness tracker that we bet you’d forgotten all about, has finally gone on sale – hitting Amazon in the UK.

Blurring the lines between a regular activity tracker and a smartwatch, much like the Huawei Talkband B1 and the Sony SmartBand Talk, Acer's first foray into the wearable tech world is built into a durable 17mm rubber hypoallergenic strap which comes in five different colours – although just a couple (black and white) seem to be on sale right now.

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The display is a 1-inch monochrome one OLED one that Acer says is the smallest touchscreen display it has ever developed.

The Liquid Leap, as per Fitbit, Jawbone and co, offers step and calorie counting, as well as sleep tracking. ‘Running distance' is also mentioned as a feature but we wouldn’t get too excited about this as there’s no GPS on board like the recently announced Microsoft Band.

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In terms of notifications the Leap will keep you updated with texts, incoming calls, calendar reminders and emails – and music playback controls are also on offer too.

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

Costing £79.99, the Liquid Leap costs the same as the Fitbit Flex and looks like being a decent budget option for anyone not swayed by new wave of fitness trackers such as the Jawbone UP3 and the Fitbit Charge although, again, wait until we publish our full review for our comprehensive verdict.

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Paul Lamkin


Wareable Media Group co-CEO Paul launched Wareable with James Stables in 2014, after working for a variety of the UK's biggest and best consumer tech publications including Pocket-lint, Forbes, Electric Pig, Tech Digest, What Laptop, T3 and has been a judge for the TechRadar Awards. 

Prior to founding Wareable, and subsequently The Ambient, he was the senior editor of MSN Tech and has written for a range of publications.

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