January 9, 2014

Razer Nabu Smartband




Razer announced at CES 2014 their first wearable smartband, the Razer Nabu. It is an open platform device which allows for the development of third-party applications.. The Nabu gives you the option to use iOS or Android which gives the user a lot more flexibility.

"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 Razer Nabu has three main features

Notifications

The Nabu features two small displays for notifications. The Public Icon screen, a 32 x 32 pixel OLED, notifies you for calls, messages, emails, etc. The Private Message screen, a 128 x 32 pixel OLED, shows more detailed information for emails, messages, etc.

Sensors and Tracking

The Nabu has implemented sensors to track your bio. It learns your distances traveled, sleeping data and all your other preferences to understand you. Gestures can be programed to do many different things for you.

Social Networking

The Nabu can connect to social networking services to keep you updated on notifications and the band will auto detect other people nearby with a Nabu. You can also share social profiles with a handshake or a high-five. With the toggle of an option, you can use these gestures to add contacts to your social media services.

The Razer Nabu is powered by a rechargeable lithium-polymer battery that can last up to 7 days on standby. It is rain and splashproof with an operating temperature of - 20°C to 45°C/ -4°F to 113°F.

The Razer Nabu will launch worldwide at the end of Q1 (retail price not yet announced) but developers can buy it for $49 now.

Source: Razer


Via: NextPowerUp

Eugene Cheng is a writer at [blank]'s Universe. He is also a technology enthusiast who enjoys gaming. Eugene likes to surf YouTube videos and play Tetris in his free time.