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Razer's first smartwatch is mostly meant for fitness

The Nabu Watch gets phone notifications, but activity tracking is its major focus.

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Razer's first experiments with wearable tech had their share of problems (notably months of delays), but the company is willing to give it another shot... with a bit of a twist. Its just-launched Nabu Watch has the activity tracking, smartphone notifications and shake-to-share features of the original Nabu and Nabu X, but in a rugged sports watch design. Don't call it a smartwatch, though. While it technically fits that bill, Razer sees this more as a drop- and water-resistant chronograph that just happens to keep track of your app alerts and fitness. On the upside, that limited functionality leads to a seven-day battery life.

The wristwear works with both iPhones and Android phones. It'll ship worldwide in January in both a $150 standard edition as well as a $200 Forged Edition (above) with tougher stainless steel buttons. That's about as much as you'd pay for a full-on smartwatch like ASUS's ZenWatch 2 or the Pebble Time, but Razer is clearly betting that the rough-and-ready design is worth a few sacrifices.

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