Fitbit Flex vs Razer Nabu
This slim, stylish device is with you all the time. During the day, it tracks steps, distance, and calories burned. At night, it tracks your sleep cycle and wakes you silently in the morning. Just check out the lights to see how you stack up against your personal goal. It’s the motivation you need to get out and be more active.
Razer Nabu features discreet notifications delivered from your smartphone, an accelerometer for fitness tracking, and social band-to-band capabilities. With a highly advanced accelerometer and algorithms built in, the Razer Nabu lets you know exactly how far you've walked today, how long you've slept, how many more calories you need to burn to hit that personal goal, and more. The best part is the device calculates numbers based on your personal profile – ensuring the activity data reflected is yours and yours only.
Latest news about Fitbit Flex and Razer Nabu:
04.01.17. Fitbit integrates with virtual reality bikes. Fitbit is rolling out new integrations to its top-selling fitness trackers. Peleton, a stationary bike company that offers live streaming classes, will feature Fitbit integration, letting users track their progress on the bike with their wearable, including a full post-workout break down. Ditto for VirZOOM, the indoor VR bike that we tried out at E3 last year, so users can track all of the time they’ve spent peddling around as a Pegasus or tank. Data collected includes distance pedaled (or, one assumes, miles flown in the case of the flying horse), workout time and calories burned. The partnerships will be on display this week at CES.
29.08.16. Fitbit unveiled waterproof Flex 2 and smarter Charge 2. Fitbit is updating two of its most popular fitness trackers - the new waterproof Flex 2 and heart rate-tracking Charge 2. With the $150 Charge 2, Fitbit redesigned its Charge HR with a larger display that makes the tracker look and feel more like a fitness watch. The Charge's fitness-tracking abilities have also been upgraded with new features that are able to record specific types of workouts, like weightlifting, runs, bike rides and interval sessions, and the tracker will automatically recognize some types of activities like yoga and running. If the Charge 2 is more fitness tracker than you need, Fitbit is also releasing a new version of its smallest tracker, the $99.95 Flex 2. It became much slimmer and water-resistant (at depths up to 164-feet). Like the Flex before it, the Flex 2 eschews a traditional display in favor of a series of LED lights that indicate your progress throughout the day.
02.12.14. Razer Nabu goes on sale for $99. Razer's Nabu Smartband, a smart bracelet for the wrist is finally going on sale for $99. There are two primary aspects that set the Nabu apart from other similar bands like Jawbone’s UP24 and Microsoft Band. First, the Nabu has two screens for notifications: one square 32 x 32 pixel display on the outside of the wrist and a larger 128 x 32 pixel screen on the inside. Even with the two screens, the Nabu promises a seven-day battery life on a full charge. It can sync with iOS or recent Android phones that support Bluetooth Low Energy. Second, Nabu isn’t exclusively geared towards activity tracking and fitness, although it will sync with iOS Health. While it has an accelerometer and an altimeter — which will allow it to measure steps and activity — its most interesting features are what Razer is calling “band-to-band” capabilities. For instance, if two people with Razer Nabu bands shake hands, users can set it up so that contact details are swapped as well. Razer calls the protocol that enables those kind of proximity features Pulse.
29.07.14. Fitbit becomes the first activity tracker that syncs to Windows Phone. Fitbit has decided to add Windows Phone to its list of supported platforms. A Windows Phone 8.1 version of the app is set to debut in Microsoft’s app store on Monday (here’s the link though the app wasn’t live at publication time), offering direct Bluetooth synchronization and the full set of features offered on the Android and iOS versions. Fitbit for Windows Phone pairs with a wearable activity tracker like the Fitbit Flex, keeping track of the wearer's activity. When you launch the app, you'll be able to see how many steps you've walked, the number of calories burned and — assuming you wear it to bed — sleep quality, too. The advantage of the Windows Phone version is in the app's live tile. Thanks to background syncing, you'll be able to see some "glanceable" information about your activity, such as the steps you've taken, just by looking at the tile.