Razer Nabu X: Cut Price Fitness Band
At first glance, the Razer Nabu X looks like an ordinary rubber wristband, the type that seems to be popular these days to raise awareness of (and money for) causes. However, this wristband is a BlueTooth-enabled wearable that allows you to stay in touch and stay informed without keeping your eyes glued to the screen of your smart phone.
There’s no OLED screen on the Nabu X. There are just 3 LEDs that can shine red, green, or blue to let you know what’s happening. Using the corresponding iOS or Android app, you can program functionality for these lights. Red might mean you missed a text message, for example; blue might mean you’ve got a new voicemail, and so on. The device can also vibrate for alerts, and it can recognise gestures like shake to dismiss. Sharing information with another Nabu X user is also simple: just high five!
Razer Nabu X – Technical Details
In addition to sending notifications and alerts, the Nabu X also has fitness and sleep tracking capabilities. Plus, with its open developer platform and its early popularity, there may soon be more that this little device can do.
As for the hardware, the water resistant sensor module can disconnect form the wristband, making it easy for fashion conscious users to change colours. It runs on a lithium polymer battery that offers five to seven days of battery life. The wristband itself is full of notches, so it can fit wrists of all sizes.
While the Razer Nabu X is less robust than the also-new Razer Nabu, it is also less than half the price! The Nabu X retails for just $39.95 USD, as compared to $49.95 USD for the Nabu.
With its low price, it’s not surprising that people are eager to get their hands on one. However, the public may have to wait a bit. The first retail batch of 1000 bands (500 for the US market and 500 for the EU) sold out quickly. Razer assures us that more are on the way soon.