Ever get tired of hearing about smartwatches with incorporated fitness trackers? Then head on over to the CES event hosted in Las Vegas because Razer has quite a surprise in store for you. Razer takes us back to the ‘90s with a G-Shock inspired watch.
Now wanting to showcase a new type of smartwatch, Razer took the high road and provided its fans with a surprise. The Nabu Watch, Razer’s pride and joy, and the crowning gadget in the Forged Limited Edition pallet looks and feel like a regular G-Shock watch. At a first glance, one could easily detect how the watchmaker was inspired by the ever popular watches launched by Casio.
The Nabu Watch features an all out thick rubber cover. The watchmaker decided to go with a cool rubber finishing instead of the dull stainless steel cover. How’s that for a trip back in time? The timepiece also features Razer’s distinctive signature, its cover being covered in a neon-green color.
Now, taking a look at the timepiece, one would say that he landed back in the ‘90s. It has no distinctive features other than the bulky designed and the classical LED display. But there’s more underneath the hood.
According to Razer, apart from its other features, the Nabu watch is water-resistant, and can withstand depths of up to 5 meters. And if that wasn’t enough, we find out that Razer did find inspiration in G-Shock’s timepieces. The watch is also shock-resistant and can resistant to impacts of up to 5 meters.
But wait, there’s even more to the retro timepiece. Of course, Razer could not dismiss the fact that we are living in an age where devices have to sync with each other. And so, they made the timepiece function in a dual mode.
As stated the clock features a simple LED display, which can show you the exact time. Also, it can be used in order to set alarms and to program a stopwatch. Underneath the LED display, there is a secondary OLED display, which can be used as a fitness tracker. The OLED display can function for 7 days until it needs to be recharged.
Also, there the timepiece features a second battery which can extend the LED’s battery life for 12 months.
The Nabu watch can also be paired with Android and iOS compatible phones. Also, the timepiece is capable of vibrating every time you receive a message on your device. The watch can be paired with other devices via a Bluetooth connection.
For those of you interested of buying the watch, then you’re in luck because the Nabu watch is available for pre-order on Razer’s official site. One could get their hands on this timepiece for a modest fee of 160£.