Razer Nabu Watch is a dual screen smartwatch with year-long battery life

CES 2016: Razer joins the smartwatch party and it's doing things a little differently
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Razer has announced the Nabu Watch at CES 2016, its first ever smartwatch that comes with two designs and, more interestingly, has two screens.

It's an idea that Razer played around with for early prototypes of its Nabu smart band and now its building the idea into a digital Chronograph-style smartwatch.

At the heart of the 5ATM water resistant and shock resistant (up to 5m) watch is an illuminated backlit display. This takes care of some pretty standard features like setting alarms, using it as a stopwatch, viewing world time and using the automatic phone sync feature. This basically uses Bluetooth to make sure the time is as accurate as it possibly can be all the time.

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Below that sits the second OLED screen, which is activated by raising your wrist and is where you can explores its smart features. You can preview phone notifications like texts and calls. It'll also display activity and sleep tracking data thanks to a built-in accelerometer. All of the data can be reviewed in the Nabu Watch companion Android or iOS app.

If you manage to do what sounds like the impossible and come across someone who owns a Razer Nabu Watch or one of the Nabu bands, you can exchange Facebook and Twitter contacts simply by shaking hands.

When it comes to battery life, here's where things get interesting. The main display is powered by the kind of coin cell battery you find in most watches giving you twelve months of power. The secondary screen however will last seven days and is charged by proprietary USB cable.

The Razer Nabu Watch is going to be available in two models. The standard edition comes with a polycarbonate body and costs $149.99. That's arriving later this month. The pricier Forged Edition, which comes with stainless steel buttons and a black finish can be picked up right now from the Razer Store website for $199.99.

Razer Nabu Watch is a dual screen smartwatch with year-long battery life

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Michael Sawh has been covering the wearable tech industry since the very first Fitbit landed back in 2011. Previously the resident wearable tech expert at Trusted Reviews, he also marshaled the features section of T3.com.

He also regularly contributed to T3 magazine when they needed someone to talk about fitness trackers, running watches, headphones, tablets, and phones.

Michael writes for GQ, Wired, Coach Mag, Metro, MSN, BBC Focus, Stuff, TechRadar and has made several appearances on the BBC Travel Show to talk all things tech. 

Michael is a lover of all things sports and fitness-tech related, clocking up over 15 marathons and has put in serious hours in the pool all in the name of testing every fitness wearable going. Expect to see him with a minimum of two wearables at any given time.

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