Razer's New Nabu Smartband Is Made For Zombie Survivors

Track your fitness -- while you're running from zombies. Track your sleep -- while you're hiding from zombies. See your notifications -- probably not coming from zombies. Noticing a trend? Razer's newly redesigned Nabu smart bracelet looks like a pretty straightforward energy tracker, but its marketing has a decidedly postapocalyptic flavour.

Check out the Razer Nabu website for all the details -- make sure to flick the site's "survival mode" on and off, too. Being a gaming company, Razer is definitely pushing that zombie angle; maybe the Nabu could come bundled with a copy of Zombies! Run. In the style of Zombieland, there are five rules of hardcore zombie avoidance for you to follow with the new Nabu:

The Nabu itself seems to be a relatively versatile smart wristband slash fitness tracker -- it has the usual step/distance tracking accelerometer sensors that you'd expect, can translate that into calories burned, and can also track sleep and wake you up with a silent vibrating alarm. The companion smartphone app -- iOS and Android, both using Bluetooth Low Energy -- is getting an overhaul too.

Here's a few more shots of the newly redesigned Nabu smartband, which will be available in small/medium and medium/large sizes -- it's shipping in October, with pre-orders starting on September 15, for US$99. At the moment you'll only have a single black/green colour choice; some lucky PAX Prime attendees scored a special edition blue/black.

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