unbeknownst to us, there exists a void between a smartwatch and a fitness band. seriously, we weren’t aware there is such a ‘void’ until Razer introduces the Nabu SmartBand. joining the fray of smart devices, Nabu is actually a mash-up of the two, a hybrid if you will, but with the styling that reminiscences of the fitness band available today. on the band are two OLED displays, one 32-pixel square item that displays notification icons, and a larger 128 x 32 pixels screen for displaying texts, emails, caller id and more. the two screens are located opposite side of the band and the band is supposed to be worn with the larger display facing the body. in this way, it will, hopefully, keep prying eyes out of your texts, emails or whatever you have there.
besides the obligatory notifications, the Nabu SmartBand is packed with enough sensors to work duty as a fitness band and activity tracker to keep tabs on your bio data such as steps taken, distance traveled, stairs climbed, and even your sleep data. sounds like a lot of data to digest for an average person, but the good thing is, you won’t suffer from information overload; with an utility app, you can choose which type of data to be collected and whether or not, to share them. the Nabu also boast as the first “truly social wearable” that features band-to-band communication for social discovery like snooping out nearby friends, mutual acquaintances and more. it can even defined to exchange contact just by shaking hands with another Nabu user.
all the aforementioned features and functionalities will be available right out-of-the-box. the Razer Nabu SmartBand will be available to consumers in late Q1 2014 with an yet to be announced pricing. product teaser video available after the break.