Razer releases the Nabu Watch. Looks like a G-Shock, runs like a Fitbit

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For many producers it takes a couple of tries earlier than making a product that flies off the cabinets. Razer hopes their second time’s a appeal, releasing their second wearable: the Nabu Watch. And sarcastically the gaming model selected a health-targeted smartwatch, a gamble we by no means anticipated.

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Made to look like a digital Chronograph (errr G-Shock), the Nabu smartwatch has a 5 ATM water-proof score, whereas it’s rugged sufficient to face up to drops as much as 5 meters.

Razer provides a common previous illuminated backlit display we’d anticipate on a regular watch, palms it features accustomed to on watches: alarm, stopwatch, world time however all these numbers sync via Bluetooth to make sure they’re as correct as you will get.

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Nabu App

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Fitbit App

Compatibility will probably be a-okay so far as Android and iOS units are involved whereas the Nabu app appears a lot like Fitbit’s – imitation is a type of flattery, it appears.

Nabu is a dual displayed smartwatch, so the secondary OLED screen shall be the sole “smart feature” screen. Elevating your wrist permits you activate it, enabling previews of phone notifications and exercise/knowledge monitoring by way of its accelerometer sensors. Although it appears an optical coronary heart-price monitor didn’t warrant sufficient significance for them.

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You’ll additionally have the ability to share social media particulars simply utilizing a shake-to-shake feature, making contact exchanges seamless and extra than simply a easy “introductory” whereas assembly somebody for the first time.

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When contemplating power sources, the two shows rely on totally different battery sources:

The primary backlit display attracts life from the common coin cell battery that’ll have Razer quoting a 12-month battery life.

The secondary display wants a cost each seven days and can be plugged by way of a proprietary USB cable.

Thus, for those who’re a easy person who loves G-Shocks that aren’t G-Shocks, you possibly can choose to go away the secondary display “off” and easily persist with the principal one. However that defeats the function of a smartwatch anyway, doesn’t it?

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Razer’s Nabu may attraction to adventure people who need one thing that appears stealthy and may take a beating. Extra so for health aficionados who exit in search of a sweat outside; wilderness elective.

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Commonplace Version

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Cast Version

Going with the duality of issues, there will probably be two fashions out there, a polycarbonate physique that goes for US$ 149.99 (RM ) and a couple of minutes later a Cast Version mannequin might be launched. The latter mannequin will arrive with chrome steel buttons and the similar black end; it’ll go for US$ 199.99 (RM ).

In the similar pricing ballpark as different smartwatches that we’ve seen, Razer has a lot of competitors on the market and being their second attempt, they’re gonna want a lot of luck.

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