Razer, more popularly known for making premium gaming headphones has launched what they dubbed as the “˜world’s smartest wristband’, the Razer Nabu.
The Razer Nabu features two OLED notification screens – the Public Icon screen which displays incoming calls, texts, emails and app updates via notification icon and the Private Message screen which contains SMS details, emails and other user data.
The Razer Nabu features advanced data sensors to track data including location information, activities (steps walked, distance travaled, stairs climbed, etc.) and sleep data. Data which are available on an open development platform to allow developers to create or update apps based on the Nabu smartband.
Users and developers can download the Razer Nabu’s utility app (available both on iOS and Android) to access the band settings, profile id, notifications received and other data.
Razer also hails the Razer Nabu as “˜The First Truly Social Wearable’. A band-to-band communication feature allows its wearer to find nearby friends, mutual acquaintances and more based on user-defined settings.
“œSmart watches in their current form are too bulky and fitness trackers are easily forgotten after the initial novelty wears off””we have fixed all of that,” notes Min-Liang Tan, Razer co-founder, CEO and creative director. “œThe Razer Nabu provides a revolutionary new platform that bridges the divide between so-called smart watches and fitness bands. It delivers only the information you need, collects data that you want, and deepens your social interactions. Most excitingly, with our open platform, developers can utilize data collected by the Nabu to deliver incredible experiences to individuals via mobile or desktop apps””social or otherwise.”
The Razer Nabu will be available late first quarter of this year. Razer has yet to reveal the price of the smartband but developers can sign-up now and get the band at the developer’s price of USD 49.
Razer Nabu Specs
Displays and sensors:
Visit www.razerzone.com/nabu for more details on the Razer Nabu Smartband.