Acer expands its smart band lineup
Taiwanese computer maker Acer Inc. ( ) has added three new models to its Liquid Leap smart band lineup that will be on display at COMPUTEX Taipei, the world's second-biggest computer trade show scheduled for June 2-6.
The three new members are the Leap Active for what Acer describes as "socially active youngminded consumers," the Leap Fit for "health- conscious consum- ers," and the Leap Curve with a curved screen for "urban styleseekers," Acer said in a press release.
All three models allow wearers to track daily activities and exercise, and get timely notifications when pre-set goals are met, which can encourage users to keep moving, according to Acer.
As highlighted by the company, the lightweight Leap Active features a 1-inch display and comes with three different- colored bands. The device can also double as a remote control for music playback on smartphones.
The waterproof Leap Curve sports a 1.4-inch curved screen and delivers the same functionality as the Leap Fit, including a stress sensor that sends notifications when it detects high stress levels, Acer said. Pricing and availability for these smart bands were not disclosed.
Acer will also launch new Windows notebooks and desktop PCs this year at COMPUTEX, including the Aspire Switch 11 V 2-in-1 notebook, as well as the 23.8-inch touch-enabled Aspire Z3-710 and the 19.5-inch Aspire ZC-700 allin-one computers.
In addition, Acer will demonstrate the latest developments of its growing Build Your Own Cloud (BYOC) ecosystem and give visitors the opportunity to preview new devices as part of its abPBX plus communication solution for enterprises.