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 smartwatch is mostly meant for fitness

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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