Dec 01 AT 4:15 PM Dima Aryeh 11 Comments

Razer Nabu launches tomorrow for $99.99

Razer Nabu green

When the Razer Nabu was announced, the world of wearables was completely different. Since then, we’ve had the launch of Android Wear, which has changed wearable technology. These new devices run full Android and have pretty advanced functionality that offers more than just viewing notifications. But these smartwatches have also gotten increasingly expensive.

Well after a long beta testing period and a lot of refinement, the Razer Nabu is finally launching! It’s coming out tomorrow, December 2, for only $99.99. That price gets you a band in one of two sizes and four colors (with black launching tomorrow and the others launching later) with a 128×32 display. The device will connect to any Android device with Android 4.3 and up, as well as any iPhone 5 and up (with support for the iOS 8 Health app).

Though this smart band seems simple, some of the features are really cool. Shaking hands with other Nabu users automatically transfers contact info, the SDK is open for anyone to create social and real life games, and the functionality is pretty large. Plus, the device will last 5 to 7 days on a single charge, which Android Wear devices can’t even come close to.

This is definitely an interesting wearable device to consider. With a low price and awesome battery life, it’s a great way to get into wearables. Plus, it can be used as a fitness band. Will you be getting one? Leave a comment!

Source: Razer

Dima Aryeh is a Russian 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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  • BlazeHN

    Ehhh, they said $50 before…

    • pekosROB

      That was the dev price

    • Dima Aryeh

      Rob is right. $50 was the dev price.

  • Ulrik Borg

    Damn, had I known it was coming I might’ve waiting ordering my G watch R, but it took way too long to get it out on the market. They should have Nabu ][ launching now really.
    Given my experience with the swtor Razer mouse I honestly don’t think I’d buy the Naga anyway, but it is an interesting concept with the open SDK and long battery life. Guess it will all come down to who and what supports the umm… whatever it is. Clock? “Wearable”? Gaming peripheral???

  • Duner

    True that, it was announced with a $50 price originally

    • mandoo

      it was 50 for the dev kit, brehh

  • pekosROB

    For those that complain about the price – it was $50 for the DEVELOPERS. They never said that’s what it’s gonna cost in the future.

    Keep in mind that the Fitbit Flex is $99, and one of the cheapest wearable options out there. This does more than the Flex (I have owned a Force for 10 months and a Flex for the last month). I wish I had held out longer for the Nabu, looks like I will need to pick one up later.

  • KC

    Not yet. Reason: the first run 5000 are all of the black color option and only in the Medium-Large wrist size. No and no. I’m waiting for their green or orange option…….. which is sometime in 2015 Who knows? We’ll see what the price and such is when they are openly available.

  • Alexander Procter

    Are there smaller sizes coming soon?

    • KC

      Smaller sizes: yes. Coming soon: yes. Exactly when or estimate: no clue. They haven’t given a release or any time frame of when those might become available. Hopefully it won’t be too long, but seeing how there’s only 5k and only in black (when they’ve been testing them for soooo long) is a bit disappointing. We’ll see.

  • unwiredmedic

    I recently lost my Misfit Shine. I was holding out on getting another type of fitness tracker or smartwatch in anticipation of this device, but I don’t think I’ll get it now that the device is out of beta. I would have gotten it if I could keep it on for swimming or a shower. Every other fitness tracking device seems to allow that. I would have also like to have seen it track stairs like some of the Fitbit models, but that isn’t critical. The social features are neat, but probably won’t see much use. I like the simple display, the lower profile on the wrist, and the price is perfect for all the features. Too bad.