Almost a year on from its award-winning CES début, the Razer Nabu smartband will finally be available to North American customers.
Razer is pricing the long-anticipated new wearable at $99.99, with the device available to buy online from December 2. The Nabu will come in both small/medium and medium/large band sizes, and while a choice of four colors will eventually be available, for now designs are limited to black only.
The Razer Nabu can be paired via Bluetooth with both Android devices (running on 4.3 Jelly Bean and above) and the Apple iPhone, from the iPhone 5 up. The smartband’s 128x32 pixel screen displays call, email, text and app notifications, and the band can also seek out and exchange info with other Nabu wearables nearby.
The device tracks fitness and health data such as steps taken and calories burned, logging progress via the Nabu Fitness app, and monitors sleep patterns. The band itself is hypo-allergenic and IP54 water-resistant, with a battery that reportedly lasts up to seven days on a single full charge.
The excellent battery life is one of the big draws for the Nabu, as well as the affordable $100 price point. The device took out the People’s Choice award at January’s Consumer Electronics Show, but Razer has spent the year fine-tuning the wearable through developer and consumer testing before finally announcing this week’s public release.