The Razer Nabu Watch is an addition to the company’s growing line of Nabu wearables. It looks like a traditional digital watch with some smart features thrown into the mix. It has a small OLED screen found at the bottom of the watch’s face that will display push notifications, such as email and text messages, from a connected smartphone or tablet. It also works just like a very basic fitness tracker. However, it is more smartwatch than activity tracker in more ways than one. To be frank, its fitness-centered features don’t live up to par.
The Razer Nabu Watch Falls Short of Giving Accurate Activity Readings
The Razer Nabu Watch is available in two variations: one is the standard model which can be found with tough polycarbonate material and green highlights, and the other, pricier model is built with stainless steel buttons. The latter variant is also called the Forged Edition. In this particular review, it will be covering the standard model.
For its design, it comes straight from the nineties. It is something similar the Casio G-Shock in terms of looks because of its chunky aesthetic. Everything, however, is covered in black with green accents, which are the primary colors for the company.
It comes with a measurement of 2.16-inches in diameter and 0.66-inches in thickness. It weighs 2.9-ounces, which with these numbers make it one of the largest smartwatches you can purchase on today’s market. It even dwarfs other wearable tech such as the Guess Connect. It makes use of a buckle design with two prongs to achieve a secure fit.
One of the reasons for its heft and size is because it packs two batteries inside. One for the top portion and the other for the bottom display. For the top, it is powered by a replaceable CR2032 coin cell battery which promises to last up to a year. For the bottom, it promises a week of continuous use with its rechargeable lithium polymer battery. However, the included charging cable is very short which makes charging more of a hassle than it needs to be.
When it comes to being a smartwatch it does pretty much okay. But when it comes to being a fitness tracker, information sometimes come out inconsistent. Steps made and distance are off, especially when you compare the information with other devices that are dedicated fitness trackers. Even when tracking sleep, information is just inaccurate.
That being said, despite its overall bulk and heft, the Razer Nabu Watch feels very unfinished. While the notifications from your phone do work as promised, the calorie, steps, distance, and sleep tracking are mostly inconsistent. Add that to the fact that its size and design makes the wearable quite uncomfortable to wear, and you have a tech that is far from recommendable.