In addition to the Liquid M220 Windows Phone 8.1 smartphone, Acer has also unveiled an updated variant of its Liquid Leap smartband. Called the ‘Liquid Leap+’, it is essentially an affordable smartband priced at $88 (Rs 5,420 approximately).
In terms of design there is nothing ground-breaking, and in fact it looks quite similar to its predecessor, as well as the multitude of fitness trackers from the likes of Garmin, Xiaomi, Microsoft and Samsung to name a few.
It uses low-energy Bluetooth 4.0 to communicate with smartphones running on Android, iOS or Windows Phone. There are no physical buttons and you will get all your notifications, including SMS, emails, calendar, music controls and all fitness-related data on the 1-inch OLED touchscreen display.
Acer has also ensured that you can take the fitness band anywhere with you by giving it IPX7 certification, which in essence makes it resistant to water. In terms of design or functionality, Acer isn’t bringing anything radical to the table, but it is the price tag and multi-OS capability that makes it an interesting choice.