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Razer launches fitness-centric Nabu smartwatch

Rather than going for full functionality, Razer takes a fitness-oriented approach with its new smartwatch

Derek Strickland | Jan 6, 2016 at 3:38 pm CST (1 min, 23 secs time to read)

CES 2016 - Razer's latest venture in the wearable computing sector has produced the Nabu Watch, a durable smartwatch that's aimed at fitness buffs.

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While Razer's new Nabu Watch certainly counts as a smartwatch, the wearable doesn't exactly sport the functionality of an LG Watch Urbane or an Apple Watch. The device is more of a watch-faced fitness tracker, and you won't be able to view a colorful apps as its display is limited to a single color--you guessed it, lime green. As a result, however, the Nabu Watch has stellar battery life that can last up to a week with regular use.

Razer's latest wearable sports an OLED 128 x 16 single color display with a single button for screen interaction. Spec-wise, the usual suspects are in attendance, including a 3-axis accelerometer, vibration capabilities, wireless syncing via low-energy Bluetooth (BLE) connectivity, and charging via a magnetic USB cable. Since its tailored for sport and fitness, the Nabu Watch is quite durable and is shock resistant up to 5m, and is perfect for swimmers with a waterproof rating of up to 50 meters (165 feet) of submergence.

Cross-compatible with Android and Apple, the Nabu Watch runs on Razer's own custom Watch Hardware OS and has a mobile companion app that's tailor-made to track fitness and calorie intake.

Razer's Nabu Watch comes in two flavors, the Forged Edition which is available now at $200, and the $150 regular version that will be released in late January.

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Last updated: Apr 6, 2020 at 04:57 pm CDT

Derek Strickland

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Derek is absorbed with the intersection of technology and gaming, and is always looking forward to new advancements. With over six years in games journalism under his belt, Derek aims to further engage the gaming sector while taking a peek under the tech that powers it. He hopes to one day explore the stars in No Man's Sky with the magic of VR.

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