Jan 07 AT 2:36 PM Dima Aryeh 8 Comments

Razer announces the Nabu, a smartband for every aspect of your life

Razer Nabu

Wearable technology is all the rage lately, and manufacturers are pushing into the market at an incredible pace. And of course, we welcome this influx of interest. There’s nothing like competition to create the best product possible. Interestingly, the latest announcement was by Razer, a company known for its gaming peripherals.

Razer didn’t announce a fitness smartband though, the Nabu is far more than that. This is more of a lifestyle device, integrating fitness, work, gaming, and social life into one little band. Not too many details are available, but a trailer was released of of the device that shows it being used in some very creative ways.

A small display on the bottom shows notifications, while a smaller display at the top tells you what kind of notification it is. A shake of the wrist dismisses the notification. Shaking hands with someone who is also wearing a Nabu transfers contact info, and a high five will share social info. The device tracks fitness goals, sleep patterns, and even has a smart alarm that wakes you at the proper time. Plus, it features an open development platform, so developers can freely create apps. And if you’re a developer, you can buy a Nabu for only $49.

A few specs are listed for the device. The top display is a 32×32 OLED panel, while the bottom is a 128×32 OLED panel. The device contains an accelerometer, altimeter, vibration motor, and a battery with a 7 day life. Plus, it’ll work with iOS and Android with a dedicated app. And of course, like all smart bands should be, it’s ran and splash proof.

You can sign up for more info using your email at the source link. I personally can’t wait for this device, as it’s the first “smartband” that has really intrigued me so far. Knowing Razer, it’ll be awesome but probably pricey. What do you think of the Razer Nabu?

Source: Razer

Dima Aryeh is obsessed with all things car and tech. His time is split between gaming and fixing his racecar. He also does photography in his spare time.

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  • Joshua Pack

    I need this! lol. I have the fitbit force, and I love it, but something open source sounds awesome!!!!

  • http://www.infotainmentempire.com pekosROB

    Hell yeah. Razer is one of my favorite companies, I would rather have something from them than Sony, LG, or anyone else.

    They are so good at consumer feedback too.

  • w9jds

    Can’t wait to get the SDK and start developing for this! Love the concept and will be getting it the second I can to help improve it and wear it everywhere :)

  • E-man

    Seems like something I would buy just because the price is low, though I doubt I would use it regularly.

    • Chris

      The article said the $50 price was for developers. The regular consumer price is still unknown and would probably be between $150-200

  • Robert Navarijo

    Wow, watched the video and was absolutely blown away. Hopefully it won’t be too pricey but I would probably get it anyway

  • donger

    Christmas present this year?

  • kuddus

    Great Invention of Razer. I can’t wait!