Lenovo Smartband detailed and pictured

Chinese company's new wearable turns up for Federal testing
Lenovo Smartband detailed and pictured

It looks as if Chinese company Lenovo wants in on the wearable action - the Lenovo Smartband has turned up at the FCC for testing, with images and the user manual hitting the web.

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The Lenovo Smartband will take on the likes of the Fitbit Flex and the Jawbone UP24 by tracking calories, steps and distance and, like the recently announced Epson Pulsense, also includes a built-in sensor for heart-rate monitoring.

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It also goes toe-to-toe with the soon-to-launch Garmin Vivosmart by offering some smartwatch-esque features; by way of SMS and incoming call notifications.

Syncing up with Windows Phone, Android and iOS smartphones using Bluetooth, there's no GPS on board so we don't except the running aspects of the manual-mentioned 'Training' mode to be all that brilliant.

However, as a lifestyle tracker, it does seem to tick all the regular boxes; with sleep tracking on offer too - although it looks as if you have to manually set it to sleep mode, unlike the Misfit Shine which automatically detects if you've dozed off.

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There's no word on the Lenovo Smartband price or release date as of yet but we'll keep you updated.

Source: Engadget

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