Firm looks to partner with hospitals and fitness centres

Acer may reveal fitness tracker at today’s press event

Acer is rumoured to unveil a range of wearable tech at its annual spring press event in New York.

A fitness tracker, similar to the Fitbit or Jawbone, is set to be unveiled, according to ChinaPost.

The publication says that the smartband will be equipped with a small screen to pair with smartphones or tablets and could be launched in partnership with hospitals or fitness centres as ‘Acer is seeking to build an ecosystem for its wearable devices’.

The source claims that the device will be released in the second half of 2014, which is in line with what Allen Burnes, vice president of Acer’s Smartphone Business Group, told in an interview last month.

“We will be deploying wearable products through the second half of this year. We were going to announce some stuff now but we decided to hold back,” he said.

Acer will be holding its annual press event in New York City today (April 29th), where it may unveil its wearable tech plans.

Acer recently reported a boost in shares following the recruitment of new CEO Jason Chen.

The firm has also been pushing further into the UK tech channel this year with an exclusive range of tablets available through Exertis Micro-P, becoming the official technology provider for Surfing GB – the UK’s national governing body for surfing, and having Asda stock its new Liquid Z5 smartphone.

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