Acer announced the new Liquid Leap back at MWC with Windows Phone support. Fast forward to Computex and its showing off some newer models, with the good news being that support continues.
The Liquid Leap Fit and Liquid Leap Curve connect to mobile devices using the current Leap Manager app for Windows Phone, as well as for the other mobile platforms. So we're on a level playing field from the get go.
The Leap Fit is essentially the same as the Liquid Leap we first saw back in Barcelona. It's a relatively simple, rubber wristband with a removable dongle that does all the techy parts. It still tells you the time, shows your steps, calories and so on while also offering a sleep tracking mode that you can enable every night. The big update is support for stress and heart rate sensing. To measure these there are some new sensors on the dongle that press against your skin. You get a choice of gold, silver and black bands, and it's IPX7 rated for water resistance.
So while the regular model is a basic fitness tracker, this updated version takes things a little more seriously.
Then there's the Leap Curve. This one is designed to be fashion focused. Something you can wear with a nice outfit and hit the town. As the name implies, this one has a curved screen, and it's a little larger at 1.4-inches compared to the 1-incher on the regular models. There will be a variety of bands available with it in different colors and finishes, and while we weren't able to actually use one, it doesn't look so bad. It's certainly more of a look you'd pair with your trips to the office or going out for dinner and such. Acer has been a little light on details for this one, but it doesn't look bad at all and we'd expect good battery life since you get multiple days from the other bands.
There is also the Liquid Leap Active, which is more in line with the device we saw in Barcelona. It's more basic, has a variety of fun interchangeable bands and is targeted at the younger buyer. Pricing and availability will differ on a market-by-market basis. Acer may not have much going on in the way of actual phones right now, but its continued support of the platform with its wearables is certainly welcomed.