In addition to a few new smartphones, Lenovo has also unveiled its very first wearable – the Lenovo VIBE Band VB10. Unlike most of today’s wearables, the Lenovo VIBE Band VB10 doesn’t run Android Wear and it doesn’t even sport a color display. The VIBE Band VB10 runs on a proprietary Lenovo system to monitor your activity and uses a 230ppi E Ink display to display calls, text messages, and social media updates over Bluetooth from your smartphone. The VIBE Band VB10 can also notify you when your phone is out of Bluetooth range and can be used to track your phone down by remotely activating your ringtone. While the VIBE Band VB10′s functionality is limited, Lenovo claims that the device can go a full 7 days on a single charge.
The VIBE Band VB10 is the first wearable under the Lenovo brand, but the company does technically own Motorola. It may seems a bit surprising to see Lenovo produce a device like the VIBE Band VB10 when the Android Wear powered Moto 360 has received such positive coverage, but things get a little clearer once the price comes into focus. The Lenovo VIBE Band VB10 will be prices at $89 when it goes on sale beginning in April, 2015. Lenovo isn’t planning to sell the VIBE Band VB10 in the US, but it should hit quite a few markets across Asia, Europe and the Middle East.
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Users can receive instant notifications – calls, SMS, Facebook, Twitter, WeChat and more – with space
for up to 150 characters on the crisp display, while fitness functions & tracking monitor fitness levels and activity to help users stay focused on their health goals.