Razer Nabu will integrate with WeChat, support for Windows Phone being considered

Razer has confirmed that its up and coming Nabu wearable will integrate with the WeChat messaging service. Not only that, but there's a mention of possible Windows Phone support. The wearable is attempting to bind together both the smartwatch and fitness band, offering consumers a single product to carry out multiple tasks. The band itself is set to debut in China, before heading to the US and other targeted markets. As previously touched on, the retail price is expected to be less than $100.

It remains to be seen just how good the Nabu will be, but it's an interesting concept, nonetheless. The added WeChat integration is just another feature which makes the product further stand out prior to its launch. The company is also exploring unique gestures like exchanging contact details by simply waving or through a handshake, not to mention offering an open platform and considering Windows Phone support.

Would you like to see the Razer Nabu be compatible with Windows Phone? Let us know your thoughts in the comments, as well as if you managed to get into the testing phase or not.

Source: Re/Code, via: The Next Web

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  • I think this is a pretty cool connected device. WP love would be appreciated, then I can ditch my fit it and use this.
  • I'd still keep my aria scale, which is awesome btw, but put the flex to rest.
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  • Wechat sucks
  • +720
  • yup
  • It may not be as good as other offerings, but since the device is starting off in China, it makes sense since WeChat pretty big in China I think, maybe not as big as Line, but still used. I could be wrong however, but just trying to make sense.
  • hike and we chat are the worst messengers imho they should have tied up with whatsapp or even bbm instead
  • Whatsapp is no way close to wechat. Whatsapp still can't do video call, whatsapp on WP still can't navigate to the new message page if you are currently at another chat, whatsapp still can't support web version when you prefer to type on your computer, whatsapp stickers are just too few and too standard... FYI, I use both very frequently very day. To my surprise, wechat is faster and more stable. And if you have data sense or battery saver turned on to restrict your background data, whatsapp is doomed, it refuses to work, while wechat still functions as per normal
  • Wechat us well built have more options to chat bt all I find is Chinese ppl only.
  • No, it does not. Skype sucks.
  • Skype do sucks not denying the fact.
  • What? 100$ for a fitness band which shows notifications?
    Not a smart solution IMO
  • Lets keep life simple MS...
    Next time they gonna enable notifications of mails in my glass of wine...duh... Modernisation my ass :D
  • I'm with u brother. More technology surrounding u is also not good. One can remove his phone from his pocket even after some time if the call isn't that imp.
  • The guys at WPCentral don't sleep x___x
  • Sleep is overrated.
  • Thats why i love them more...
  • Even comment section doesn't goes empty. I still read news even when its late night.
  • I'll sleep when I'm dead.
  • Lol
  • Sleep is a disease. You spend over 1/3 of you life. We all need a cure for sleep. Coffee is a remedy
  • What is this sleep you speak about?
  • I would like to see support for WP from this device!
  • I must admit I love the idea of a wearable, discreet device that could behave as a watch but also vibrate quietly to notify me of me mail, text etc. A small display to show who the message is from, first line of the mail or subject maybe. Link that to a Bluetooth headset which could read the message to you based on a quick tap on the smart band/watch would be awesome. Ideally you would be able to add a notification type to the action centre so as well as banners, sounds etc you could select ' smart band' as well.
  • Seem Faster
  • The Razer Nabu. The device I'm actually considering. Hopefully they do support Windows Phone
  • Ditto
  • Waiting eagerly since Nabu got announced.. That would be great if it would support Windows Phones.
  • Tha Razer Nabu is the band I am waiting for since it got announced. For me the old school analog watch is somewhat important. I am not sold on the idea of a smartwatch. That's when the Nabu comes in. For me, it would be enough if it would just show the notifications from the lockscreen of my 1020. 5 important icons which incorporate some kind of text notification. That is all I WANT! :)
  • Windows Phone support, please.
  • Still waiting for Jawbone Up support :(
  • I like wechat, so I Would perhaps buy one