Lenovo, at the Consumer Electronics Show
(CES 2015) in Las Vegas, has made its foray into the wearable space with the launch of a smartband dubbed the Vibe Band VB10. Priced at $89 (approximately Rs. 5,500), the Lenovo Vibe Band VB10 will be available beginning April.
The Lenovo Vibe Band VB10 features a curved 1.43-inch E-ink display with resolution of 296x128 pixels. The smartband is compatible with any device running Android 4.4 and higher, and iOS devices, says Lenovo.
Apart from being a fitness tracker (with accelerometer to help track steps, calories, distance, sleep) the Vibe Band VB10 can also display instant notifications - for calls, SMS, Facebook, Twitter, and more - with the display space for up to 150 characters. Additionally, it includes the phone finder functionality, and proximity reminder - which warns the user if the phone is too far away.
With E-ink display and low power technology, the battery on the Vibe Band VB10 is claimed to last up to seven days on a single charge, with the display and Bluetooth always turned on. The smartband weighs only 30 grams and comes with IPx7 waterproof certification. It also includes Bluetooth 4.0 and a Micro-USB.
"As lifestyles and everyday habits become more and more mobile, consumers today are looking to devices that deliver both performance and long lasting battery life in sleek, stylish designs," said
Shao Tao, Vice President, Mobile Business Unit, Lenovo. "These are some of the driving forces behind our new range of mobile devices that offer blazing fast processing speeds, innovative new features and extended battery life to enhance the mobile experience of the most demanding users."