Rated 1 out of 5 by Victor Very Disappointed
I live in Mexico City, I was very excited about this gadget, so I asked to my sister, who lives in Detroit, to buy it and bring it in her trip to Mexico. She arrived yesterday and II connected to charge but the level of the battery never pass from the firs mark and the LED remains in red. If the band is connected to the charger it “works” but once you disconnect the charger, the band dies. The battery does not take any charge; it looks like there is no battery in the band. I’m big fan of the LG smart phones since few years ago, so this is VERY DISAPPOINTING TO ME. I will give it to my sister to take it back to USA and request my money back. In this moment, this band is garbage to me.
June 30, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by dln not impressed
cant read in sunlight which makes music controls and other values useless during most workouts. call and text notifications dont work on iphone. silencing calls by covering doesnt work on iphone. workout mode gps and mapping in app appear to be wrong many days, mileage is often off from true mileage. you cant adjust your step/pace to account longer or shorter strides. i do like some of the features, however given most of my activity is in the sun where i cant read it they are meaningless.
June 13, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Golflfb Major issues with the Battery
First the good news - sleek, has the time (no need for a watch) and seems to be more accurate than the jawbone.
The However - The battery only lasts for a couple of hours. I have turned the bluetooth off which prevents messages and notifications features from working and set the gesture feature to off. I also set the time to automatically turn off to the 5 seconds. I was planning on purchasing the HR earphone monitor but the battery issue renders the band useless. I do wish the display was a little brighter because it is impossible to see in any type of normal light. It appears to track your activity or steps but I am not sure what the difference between activity tracking you must turn and the step counter.
June 8, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by cmbauer99 Almost the total package
I have been searching for the perfect tracker and was excited when I saw this come out. I have used, Fitbits, Loops, Misfits etc etc. I am looking for an all in one band that can monitor heart rate, calories, steps, sleep.
I picked this up and ran home charged it, strapped it on. It synced to my Bluetooth polar heart rate monitor quite easily. Then proceeded to fire up a HIIT workout for 50 minutes. checking the band during the work out displays the heart rate perfectly. Finished the workout and went to check the app for total calories burned only to see 300. This workout normally gives me 800 burned. Then I found out the product does not track HIIT workouts. Which is a major downfall.
The fit and finish is great, control music is fantastic. However without this basic tracking I will be returning the product.
May 23, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Gerrit75 Cool gadget but software side needs improvement
The Lifeband looks sleek and stylish and is comfortable to wear (not the least heavy or unbalanced as some people in hands-on reports before general availability stated). Make sure to get the right size for your wrist in order to have it fit well (I can imagine that if it is too big or small it might be quite uncomfortable).
Extra functions like the text notifications and the music player controls work well. I have the Lifeband paired to a Nexus 5. The pairing process was very easy.
I cannot say anything with regards to the battery lifetime yet as I have just used the Lifeband for about a day so far. Definitely I would have prefered it to be waterproof instead of just splash proof. But that is something I knew before buying it.
Why only three star as overall rating:
What needs improvement is the explanation if what the calorie counter means. The app estimates a BMR (Basal metabolic rate) based on the user's age, weight and height. And then it starts counting calories towards a goal that has to be set. It is not clear to me what calories are counted. It seems to be activity on top of the BMR, but as mentioned, no explanation anywhere... I connected the app with myfitnesspal (my primary fitness/health tracking incl. calorie counting I do there). It is definitely great that LG is so open that it allows to connect to different services and allows even to connect heart rate monitors from other companies. But the calorie adjustments posted to myfitnesspal don't make sense to me. It seems that everything on top of the BMR gets posted there as a workout. As this doesn't take into consideration my calorie goals in myfitnesspal it is not helping me to figure out how many calories I can consume a day and still hit my goal adjusted for my daily activity level... I think there is room for improvement and I hope LG keeps on working on this.
In total I like the Lifeband Touch and if LG follows up to improve the calorie counting issues in connection with connected apps I'd be more than happy to bump up the Overall Rating.
May 19, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Frederico It's not so good
I was really excite to use it, but now I'm deeply disappointed with that wristband.
The first problem faced was the lack of information in the manual, so was hard to figured out how it work.
Then I realized that it's almost impossible to see the information when using outside. The display is too light to see the information.
June 9, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by lifesgoodornot If the app will not run on an LG G2...
I read the reviews, and felt quite a few were people who did not have LG phones, I thought that perhaps, as i have the LG G2 I thought that the awesomeness of the App and feature compatibility would outweigh other negatives, so i decided to try it.
right away i realized that the fit was awkward. like a bulky, heavy bangle bracelet, that has a gap on one side and uneven weight distribution. Still i was excited to try it, thinking i might get used to the feel. I may never know though....
Even the clock will not work until you download the App on your phone and go through the set up process. I spent about 1.5 hrs on my own trying it over and over. Gave up and called customer service. we spent another 1+hrs going through, installing, and uninstalling, checking wi-fi, trying other apps for data connection, trying only phone data service, etc.
It would get hung up on the set Goals page. when i hit 'next' it says "server data not available". Nothing to be done. the rep assured me that this was not a fault with the lifeband touch, but rather the app....ummm....yess....but i cannot even use it as a watch without the app working....so...it is a problem with the product. she said no it is a problem with the server, but all of the rest of my apps were working, so other companies are able to keep their servers functional
I am hoping that this is a fluke, perhaps their server is down, and tomorrow it will be up and running again? then i will have to update this review. But even so, i feel like i am spending a lot of money to be a product tester of an unreliable product
Also, i had not realized that the recharge points on this band would be exposed and placed such that they will come in contact with skin. this will not fit tight, so maybe it will not be a problem
as validation, i have never had any trouble setting up my other fitness trackers, ie 3 fitbits and a striiv
if i cannot connect tomorrow i will return to store and see if they have any more luck with it.
June 3, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by MJJ1 Not 100% for iPhone users...
I like the LG Lifeband Touch, however some of the phone related features simply are not compatible with the iPhone. For instance, the income call alert does not show the name of the caller or the phone number, if you are using an iPhone. The text alert feature does not work with iPhone at all, it supposedly only works with Android. Honestly I thought I read all of the specs and features info before making my purchase and I do not recall seeing anything about these phone features only working with an Android phone. Two other disappointing points about the LG Lifeband Touch, one is that the display is very difficult to read in sunlight. The other is that the way the device sits on your arm makes it awkward to read, you kinda read everything on a slant.
June 1, 2014