CES: Razer announces Nabu Smartband
Razer is entering the smartband market.
The gaming peripheral developer announced the Nabu Smartband today at CES.
The wrist bracelet will deliver smartphone information to a user’s wrist while in use. The screen on the outside can show a user when he gets a call, text, email and more. Meanwhile, a screen on the inside of the bracelet will give detailed information of a text or email, along with other private updates from third party apps that can be developed.
In addition, the Nabu can track location info, bio data, sleep data and more. It can also find nearby friends and others with the smartband.
“Smart 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. “The 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 Nabu will have a utility app on both iOS and Android devices. It will be on sale in late Q1 of 2014, but the price point hasn’t been determined.