Published on January 7th, 2014 | by James Smythe0
Razer Nabu fitness tracking smartwatch unveiled at CES 2014
Razer is predominantly known for its gaming orientated products but it has been slowly trying to diversify the past few years. At CES 2014 this year they have announced the Razer Nabu, which combines 2 tech fads at the moment, the smartwatch and the fitness tracker.
“We are calling it a cross between a smartwatch and a fitness band. It’s a wearable device focused on helping you live smarter”, said Razer CEO Min-Liang Tan.
The devices uses 2 notification screens, one being the traditional watch face, and the other providing wellness data plus smartphone notifications.
On the fitness side of things, the Nabu tracks steps walked, distance travelled, and it will monitor your sleep too. Inside is an accelerometer, altimeter and cylindrical vibration motor.
Like many fitness trackers now it uses Bluetooth 4.0 LE for communication but the battery life has been reported at as 7 – 10 days betweeb charges, which is mighty impressive for a smartwatch/fitness tracker combination.
The device is available now to developers for the bargain price of $49 (£30) and even more surprisingly they expect it to retail for less than $100 when released (in comparison the Fitbit Force is $130!)