Razer’s first wearable device is scheduled to go on sale within the next few months and it’ll sell for $100 or less. That’s according to a report from Recode, whcih interviewed Razer CEO Min-Liang Tan.
The Razer Nabu is a wristband that measures activity like a pedometer, shows notifications from your phone like a smartwatch, and offers a few unique features as well.
Razer first unveiled the Nabu at the Consumer Electronics Show in January. Since then the company has launched a beta program to attract developers to the platform and at launch you’ll be able to use the Nabu to view notifications from apps including Facebook, Twitter, Skype and WeChat.
Unlike most smartwatches and other wearables, the Nabu has two separate screens: one that rests on top of your wrist and another on the bottom. This gives you a little extra privacy since odds are that you don’t expose the bottom of your wrist to the world, but you can twist your arm to see notifications at a glance.
Razer is also encouraging developers to use device-to-device communications sot hat people can do things such as exchanging contacts by shaking hands.
The Nabu will have to compete with a growing number of smartwatches from Samsung, LG, Motorola, and other companies as well as fitness trackers from Jawbone, Fitbit, and Nike. But the $100 price point could help this little guy stand out… especially if Razer succeeds in attracting developers to the platform.