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CES 2014: Razer Nabu is half a smart watch and half a fitness tracker

Published on Jan 7, 2014 3:33 PM

LAS VEGAS – Analysts predict that this is the year of wearable technology during the annual technology trade show Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2014. And when Razer, a company famed for its high-end gaming peripherals, introduces its own take of wearable technology with the new Nabu, you know the analysts might be right.

Razer Nabu looks uncanningly like Nike+ Fuelband. But it is more than a fitness tracker. “It is half a smart watch and half a fitness tracker,” said Mr Hilmar Hahn, Razer’s manager of product marketing.

While Nabu has sensors that measures users’ movements including steps walked and distance travelled, it can also be connected to a smartphone via Bluetooth to provide incoming calls or email notifications.

Nabu has two Oled screens – a public icon screen and a private message screen. Located on top of the wristband is the public screen that notifies users of incoming calls, texts and app updates, while the private message screen is located on the inside of the wristband to provide detailed information of emails and private data. It will be available for sale worldwide in late first quarter of this year with pricing to be confirmed.