Razer Announces Nabu SmartbandCategory: Gadgets
Posted: January 7, 2014 04:06PM
Announced at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, Razer is launching its new smartband, the Razer Nabu. The device is able to connect to a smartphone in order to provide notifications to a user such as incoming calls, texts, emails, and even application updates. Razer is including more technology than just notifications however, as the Razer Nabu is also able to track data for self-analysis. Examples of data that the smartband can track and collect include band-to-band communication, biometric data feedback, location information, and sleep statistics. An included application can take this data and share it with others, depending on the permissions set by the user. Privacy was a forethought in development, with the ability to opt-in and opt-out of the collective services. The Razer Nabu allows for social discovery, finding nearby friends and acquaintances based on settings defined by the user.
The Razer Nabu features an accelerometer, altimeter, and cylindrical vibration motor. The Nabu utility application for the smartband is able to work on iOS and Android devices. Battery life is also substantial, with the Razer Nabu able to go seven days between charges.
Available worldwide within the first quarter of this year, the Razer Nabu currently does not have a set price for retail. Developers can purchase the smartband for $49, however.
Source: Press Release