CES 2014: Razer reveals the Nabu Smartband

by: Travis -

Razer is known well in the gaming community, which has led to bit of a shocker with their recent announcement of the Nabu Smartband. Described as the world’s smartest wristband, the Nabu can deliver notifications from either an iOS or Android smartphone, track fitness with various sensors, and communicate with other devices for social connections.

The Nabu features two OLED notification screens which serve both public and private purposes. The advanced sensors can track data ranging from steps walked to stairs climbed. An included utility application can customize and view the data collected through the Nabu.

Displays and sensors:

  • Public icon screen: 32x32 pixel OLED
  • Private message screen: 128x32 pixel OLED
  • Accelerometer
  • Altimeter
  • Cylindrical vibration motor

Software:

  • Works with iOS + Android
  • Downloadable Nabu Utility app for notifications, data, and other settings

Power and battery:

  • Lithium-polymer battery
  • 7 days between charges
  • USB charging cable included

Water resistance and operational requirements:

  • Rain and splashproof
  • Operating temp: - 20°C to 45°C/ -4°F to 113°F

The Razer Nabu will be available worldwide in late Q1 2014 with a price yet to be announced. Developers for the device can sign-up to purchase the Nabu for $49. Further details can be found on the Razer Nabu website.

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