Razer Nabu fitness band available this week in North America

The wearable fitness band from gaming company Razer features an LED display and the ability to display notifications from your smartphone.

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Announced at the Consumer Electronics Show at the beginning of this year, the Razer Nabu wearable fitness band has had a pretty long go-to-market time, but that's because the company has been using the time to further refine its product. Since its announcement earlier this year, Razer has added Apple's iOS8 Health app support as well as a partnership with China's Tencent.

The splash-proof (IP54) Razer Nabu fitness band has an LED display -- a 128x32-pixels OLED screen at the bottom that shows your notifications. Interestingly, the Nabu has dropped the top-facing display seen in the earlier model.

The wait, however, will soon be over. The Razer Nabu will be available for online purchase on Tuesday in North America for $100. It will come in four colors -- green, white, orange and black -- and two sizes: small-medium and medium-large.

The wristband also has a social features -- simply high-five someone wearing a Nabu and your contact info such as Facebook or Twitter can be exchanged. Lastly, like most other fitness bands, the Nabu comes with sleep tracking features.

Razer says the Nabu has a battery life of around five to seven days and is compatible with iOS devices such as the iPhone 5, 5S, 5C, 6 and 6 Plus as well as Android 4.3 and above smartphones.

Be sure to also check out our hands-on here .