Acer announced its Leap Ware smart fitness watch today at its next@acer global press conference in New York. This sleek smartwatch expands the company’s range of smart devices that integrates seamlessly into daily lives, allowing users to manage personal fitness goals and stay connected to friends and family.
· A modern, circular design encloses a feature-packed wearable that is loaded with features that promote fitness and a healthy lifestyle
· Built-in sensors that provide feedback on heart rate, stamina, stress/fatigue, and exposure to ultraviolet rays.
· The Liquid Life™ app (for both Android and iOS) motivates users to exercise and encourages friendly competition among them through rewards in the Liquid Life Market
“As the pace of modern lifestyles become ever more hectic, people demand technology that can keep them on track and motivated to pursue their goals,” said MH Wang, General Manager, Smart Device Products, IT Products Business, Acer Incorporated. “The new Acer Leap Ware is designed to act as a virtual coach to help people go, track, and share, sending them reminders and alerts when they need them the most.”
An Elegant Approach to Fitness
Acer’s Leap Ware smart fitness watch features a polished stainless steel circular frame with a simple and minimalistic design. It is suited for daily usage and allows the user to benefit from a rich suite of wellness and fitness features. Equipped with the MediaTek MT2523 chipset and MT2511 bio-sensing chip, the Leap Ware smartwatch has diverse fitness tracking features thanks to an array of sensors with advanced algorithms. It can monitor heart rate, stamina, stress/fatigue levels, and exposure to ultraviolet rays. It also boasts three to five days of battery life[ii], which means users won’t miss out on logging important stats, such as during extended trips or when they simply forget to charge it overnight.
“At MediaTek, we strive to offer the best technologies to as many people as possible. Working with Acer allows us to bring everyday wellness insights to consumers around the world during a time when mobile health is emerging as one of the fastest-growing technology segments,” said YuChuan Yang, Deputy General Manager, Internet of Things Business Unit, MediaTek Incorporated. “The new Acer Leap Ware smartwatch features both MediaTek MT2523 and MT2511 bio sensing chips, which can receive and process data in a way that maximizes performance and power efficiency, making it the perfect on-the-go solution to monitor fitness and encourage a healthy lifestyle.”
Built to Hold up to Life’s Bumps and Spills
Designed with durability in mind, Leap Ware’s 42-mm (1.6-inch) face features with Corning® Gorilla® Glass SR+ which delivers superior scratch resistance with the legendary toughness, optical clarity and touch sensitivity of Gorilla Glass.
“Corning® Gorilla® Glass SR+ is the optimal cover material for the Leap Ware smartwatch,” said Scott Forester, Division Vice President, Marketing and Innovation Products, Gorilla Glass, Corning Incorporated. “Designed to withstand the rigorous demands of today’s wearable devices, Gorilla Glass SR+ significantly reduces visible scratches while maintaining the superior damage resistance consumers have come to expect from Gorilla Glass.”
The Acer Leap Ware has an IPX7[iii] water resistance rating and can survive an unexpected torrential downpour. Also included is a built-in LED light which illuminates at the press of a button. This opens up many conveniences like unlocking your front door late at night or acts as a safety feature while jogging after the sun goes down. The Leap Ware’s bands are interchangeable and come in Navy Blue or Light Brown. But being compatible with any 20-mm (0.7-inch) watch band the user can further customize the device to add even more personal flair.
A Daily Dose of Liquid Life™ to Keep You on Track
Acer’s Leap Ware smartwatch can be paired with an Android or iOS smartphone[iv] via the Liquid Life™ app. Users can see who is calling or texting, and use the phone’s large touchscreen as a dashboard for analyzing all of the data collected by the Leap Ware’s advanced sensors. The Liquid Life™ app lets users set daily fitness goals with notifications to coach them, so they can stay motivated and on track. In addition, all exercise sessions are recorded in the app and a friendly avatar gives users a snapshot of how they’re progressing towards pre-set goals. As an added incentive, users can soon earn Power Coins through a number of activities like running for a number of consecutive days, biking for a certain distance, and more. Best of all, the smartwatch can motivate users by encouraging some friendly competition with others to see who can collect the most Power Coins. This gamification adds a unique motivational bonus, with the Power Coins being redeemable in the Liquid Life Market for various items, rewards and potential discounts.
Contributing to Community Health
As announced earlier this year, Acer has joined forces with MediaTek and Taiwan’s Easycard company to sponsor 13,000 special edition Leap Ware smartwatches for the2017 Universiade Taipei games to be held in August. The devices will be used exclusively by athletes and staff. They will not only help the attendees keep tabs on their stats, but also allow them to ride on public transport and pay at convenience stores during their stay through integrated Easycard functionality.
Pricing and Availability
The Acer Leap Ware will be available in North America in July with prices starting at $139; in EMEA in Q3 with prices starting at €139; and in Taiwan in August with prices starting at NT$4,990.
To find out about availability, product specifications and prices in specific markets, please contact your nearest Acer office or retailer via www.acer.com.
The Acer Leap Ware was unveiled today at the next@acer press event held in New York, where the company announced a range of new devices and solutions for gamers, creators, families, students and professionals. For more information, visit www.acer.com/nextatacer.