Razer Launches Entry-Level Smartband with Notification Features
Bohs Hansen / 2 years ago
Razer announced the launch of Razer Nabu X, a wearable that delivers notifications from smartphones, tracks fitness data, and has social band-to-band capabilities. The Nabu X is a cheaper version of the Nabu due to the elimination of the display. Instead, the Nabu X is using three LEDs and a vibration motor to notify you about events on your smartphone.
“The greatest barriers to entry for new technology are price and complexity, and we’ve eliminated both of those with the Razer Nabu X,” says Min-Liang Tan, Razer co-founder and CEO. “We’ve taken what makes the Nabu such a compelling wearable – discreet notifications, activity tracking and band-to-band communication – and incorporated them into the Nabu X. It’s the basic alternative to the Nabu that’s extremely affordable and simple to use.”
The Nabu X’s sensor module houses a precise accelerometer that is paired with finely tuned algorithms to ensure the most accurate activity data is captured and the three LEDs can be colour-customised to indicate what type of notification is being received. The sensor module is also detachable to allow users to mix and match the three planned strap colors: black, white, and green.
The Nabu X is made with a soft-rubber finish that offers extensive water resistance on the size adjustable strap. Wrist-turn detection and light taps on the sensor module are also supported.
The Nabu X is compatible with iOS or Android smartphones and early adopters through the Razer Insider program can get it for just $19.99. The retail price will be $49.99 once it starts selling during spring 2015.
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