Razer, the gaming company most popular for its headsets, keyboards and mice, just entered the wearable market. The company unveiled its new Razer Nabu smartband during the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. It’s kind of like a smartwatch and a fitness band combined.
The wristband has two screens: one on the top that provides public notifications through icons, and a second on the bottom that shows more detailed, private messages. You can also activate a sleep mode, for tracking your movements while you zzz, by snapping your fingers. Or dismiss a notification by wiggling your wrist. Notifications can include anything from phone calls to text messages or alerts from Twitter. On the health side, you can keep track of steps taken, calories burned, floors climbed, distance traveled, personal goals and more. It’s also water resistant, so you can wear it in the shower.
The device will launch in black with white, green, red or black accents, but Razer did not announce pricing. It’s set to hit store shelves during the first quarter of this year, so we should see it within the next couple of months.