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Consumer Electronics Show launches in Las Vegas

The Consumer Electronics Show launches in Las Vegas today showcasing new technologies in areas as diverse as cameras and gaming, smart phones and wearable technology.

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Fitness wristband monitors heartbeat and calorie intake

LG Electronics has unveiled a fitness wristband to monitor the user's heartbeat, calorie consumption and movement, as well as incoming phone calls and music controls.

A visitor to the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas tried on a Lifeband Touch Credit: REUTERS/Robert Galbraith

The Lifeband Touch measures performance via fitness apps and a touch screen.

It can also be combined with earphones that measure blood flow signals from the inner part of the ear to monitor heart rate and oxygen consumption.

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