7 January 2016

Razer now makes watches too

Razer Nabu showing the screen.
Source: Razer online store.
Razer, a provider of connected devices and software for gamers, has announced the Razer Nabu Watch. The digital timepiece includes a Nabu secondary screen that previews notifications streamed from a smartphone, as well as tracks fitness and sleep activity via an in-built accelerometer.

The Razer Nabu Watch includes features expected of top-tier digital watches - an illuminated backlit display, countdown timer, stopwatch, world time clocks and alarms -- as well as automatic phone time sync via Bluetooth to ensure the watch is always accurate. Most importantly, the Razer Nabu Watch digital chronograph component has a 12-month life on its coin cell replaceable battery.

A secondary screen outfitted in the Razer Nabu Watch delivers all the features of a Nabu wearable, including discreet notifications, fitness tracking and watch-to-watch communication.

Paired to a user's smartphone via Bluetooth, calls, texts, emails and app alerts all stream to the secondary screen for ease of viewing. An in-built accelerometer enables comprehensive fitness tracking - steps walked, distance traveled, calories burned and more. Finally, with its unique watch-to-watch communication capability, two Nabu Watch users can shake hands to exchange Facebook and Twitter info easily. This feature works interchangeably between any Nabu Watch, Nabu and/or Nabu X. The watch's secondary screen has seven days of rechargeable battery life via an included charging cable.

"We're bringing together the reliability and incredible functionality of a digital timepiece, with added smart features to empower the tech enthusiasts of today," says Razer CEO and co-founder, Min-Liang Tan. "We're also just really excited to create a digital watch that we're proud to call our own -- a natural intersection between our popular work in apparel and wearables. This was something our fans have asked for, and we're happy to deliver."


The standard edition Razer Nabu Watch is designed with polycarbonate materials and with Razer green highlights. It will be available from late January 2016 and is priced at US$149.99. The Razer Nabu Watch Forged Edition has machined stainless steel buttons and a black finish. It is already available at RazerStore retail locations and at RazerStore.com, priced at US$199.99.

System requirements:
iPhone 5/5S/6/6 Plus/6S/6S Plus with iOS 8 (or higher)
Android 4.3 (or higher) device with Bluetooth Low Energy (BT 4.0 or higher) capability

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