Back in April, we reported that Acer had announced the Liquid Leap wearable device. Given that Acer had announced their plans to enter the wearables market, we guess this hardly comes as a surprise. That being said, additional information and photos of the Liquid Leap have since been revealed by Acer ahead of Computex 2014, which is scheduled to take place next week.
As you can see in the image above, the Liquid Leap looks more like a fitness band than a smartwatch, which we guess is not a bad thing, depending on what you want from your wearable. According to Acer, the device will be able to track the user’s fitness activities, including steps taken, running distance, calories burnt, and even sleep cycle. It will be on 24/7 and will also be able to notify users about incoming calls and SMS.
As expected from most wearables, the Acer Liquid Leap will also allow users to control music via the device, such as accessing songs on their smartphones, play, pause, stop, and switching songs. The Liquid Leap will also be water resistant and will bear the IPX7 standard. It will arrive in a variety of colors – Moonstone White, Mineral Black, Aquamarine, Fragrant Pink, and Vivid Orange, and will offer up to 7 days of battery life.
The Liquid Leap is expected to be available in Q3 2014. Given that Acer hasn’t been particularly successful when it comes to mobile devices, perhaps wearables could be another place the Taiwanese company could shine, especially since the market is relatively new. What do you guys think?