Razer takes stab at meshing smartwatch and fitness bandImagine a Nike Fuelband that got text messages like a Pebble. Did we mention it has dual screens?
-Hi, I'm Scott Stein at CES 2014 and guess what? Razer is into the wearable's game too. Everyone's got a wearable fitness device at the show and Razer, has the Razer Nabu. Now this is a little band, kind of a little bit like a Nike Fuel Band or maybe like a fit bit and a little bit like the LG band that was announced a couple of days ago. While this-if you turn your wrist-has a micro USB charger and works at IOS and Android to track your activity but also to receive notifications like a pebble watch. Razer claims the Nabu will work with all sorts of notifications, text messages or incoming calls and again between IOS and Android devices. Plus it will work with Razer Com which is Razer's communications platform and which all of its peripherals work with. In what ways? How will this work with gaming devices? Well, we'll have to see. It's gonna be available at the end of quarter one. For developers it's gonna cost $49, for consumers a little bit more though it's unspecified. I'm gonna mention its coolest feature, It has two displays. One which is on the back, and one on the front which provides a little subtle icon or queue to let you know what is coming in and then you flip your wrist around to check what the information is. And like a lot of these others you can check steps, and you can check calories and distance and it's becoming kind of a standard metric. But it's the additional elements, the app support and communication plus the ability with gesture control to shake hands with somebody and be able to do transfer information and befriend them if you wish. Although we love to see what sorts of platforms are supported and how that works, but you both would need to have a Razor Nabu to do it. It's a little look at the Razer Nabu, nice feel, love to see how it performs at CES 2014, a fitness plus notification maybe that's the magic metal. I'm Scott Stein at CES 2014, we'll look at the Razer Nabu, coming soon.