Razer's first smartwatch is usually meant for health

Razer's first smartwatch is mostly meant for fitness

Razer’s first experiments with wearable tech had their share of issues (notably months of delays), however the firm is prepared to offer it one other shot… with a little bit of a twist. Its simply-launched Nabu Watch has the exercise monitoring, smartphone notifications and shake-to-share options of the unique Nabu and Nabu X, however in a rugged sports activities watch design. Do not name it a smartwatch, although. Whereas it technically matches that invoice, Razer sees this extra as a drop- and water resistant chronograph that simply occurs to maintain monitor of your app alerts and health. On the upside, that restricted performance results in a 7-day battery life.

The wristwear works with each iPhones and Android telephones. It’s going to ship worldwide in January in each a $one hundred fifty commonplace version in addition to a $200 Cast Version (above) with harder chrome steel buttons. That is about as a lot as you’d pay for a full-on smartwatch like ASUS’ ZenWatch 2 or the Pebble Time, however Razer is clearly betting that the tough-and-prepared design is value a number of sacrifices.