When you think of wearables like smartwatches or fitness trackers, Acer isn’t necessarily a company that comes to mind. However to the company’s credit, they have been releasing wearable devices for a while now, and during the company’s recent event in the US, they announced their latest efforts in the form of the Acer Leap Ware.
From what we can tell from the design of the Leap Ware, it seems that Acer has designed the device to combine both the aesthetics and functionality of a smartwatch and a fitness tracker. It features a 1.6-inch Gorilla Glass SR+ display and under the hood, Acer is claiming that the device is powered by a MediaTek MT2523 chipset along with a MT5211 bio-sensing chip.
It will also be IPX7 certified so getting it wet should not really present itself as a problem. There is a built-in LED light, and also comes with a bunch of fitness-tracking sensors. For example it can monitor the wearer’s heart rate, stamina, stress levels, and so on. Acer is also boasting how the Leap Ware as a battery that will last the wearer anywhere between 3-5 days.
In terms of pricing, the Leap Ware isn’t priced too badly. Acer has slapped on a price tag of $139 which more or less puts it in line with other fitness trackers out there. It will be available in North American markets starting this July, followed by other markets at a later date.