Razer enters the smart wearables race with the Nabu smartband

Razer's going far afield from their gaming roots and into the whole wearable tech field

LG going into the smart wearables race was pretty much a given, however Razer? Seems the company that's made more news in the gaming field is finally pushing out beyond its gaming roots with their Nabu smartband. Sporting the signature Razer colours of black and neon green, the Nabu smartband is the company's entry into a world filled with Fitbits and Nike Fuels. Not that it won't be putting up a good fight though.

Like most smartbands out there, the Nabu will give out notifications when paired with a smartphone but it's not limiting itself to a single screen. There's the public side that shows basic notifications like incoming calls, app updates and such, then for a little more privacy from prying eyes, the private screen that's located on the inside of the wrist will show more detailed information like emails, messages and even bio data. There's also advanced sensors built into the Nabu that'll track everything from your geolocation to bio data so the sports freak in you will love what it can do in terms of monitoring every single part of your life. It'll even collect your sleep data. And if there's just too much data being collected for your comfort, an included utility app can customise what data is to be collected and shared.

The social smartband

What will really set the Nabu apart though, is its band to band communication features. This according to Razer, will make the Nabu a truly social smart wearable. It'll allow you to find nearby friends or mutual acquaintes, all depending on the pre-defined users settings. And because Razer has made the Nabu available as an open development platform, we won't be surprised if later on, some smart app developer might just come up with a dating app specifically for the Nabu. Now how's that for hooking up.

Can't wait for it? Well you won't have to wait too long as apparently the Nabu will be released in the next couple of months and will be priced at US$49 (RM161). Final retail pricing will be announced in the near future, so watch this space!