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The Razer Nabu is making its way to China

Earlier this year at CES 2014, Razer announced their first wearable which comes in the form of the Razer Nabu. The Nabu is not a smartwatch and appears to be more of a band, and perhaps to capitalize on China’s growing economy and the demand for wearables, Razer has recently announced that they will be bringing the Nabu over to China. This will be a collaborative effort between Razer and a handful of companies, such as Tencent, Tencent Games, JD.com, Banyan Tree Hotels and Resorts, and FISE World. The Razer Nabu is expected to be made available in Q4 2014 this year, so if you’ve had your eye on the device, you can expect to get your hands on one later this year.

The gaming ninjas at Razer revealed today that its Nabu smartband will arrive in China in Q4. There’s no specific launch date or price yet, but Razer will work with JD, China’s second biggest ecommerce site, for exclusive online sales. Other details about the long-awaited bit of wearable tech – which combines an activity tracker with notifications piped from your smartphone – are stuff we know already from July or August, such as how it’ll integrate with WeChat, China’s top messaging app. Razer has also baked in support for Timi Run Everyday, the addictive side-scroller game that’s Tencent’s first smash-hit game for WeChat. Nabu owners will be able to convert their number of steps walked, calories burnt, and hours slept logged by the device into in-game rewards like gold or diamonds for power-ups. A limited-edition Nabu co-branded with Timi Run Everyday will come out at a later date, Razer promised today. The Nabu is now going through a test period for developers ahead of its anticipated release later this year. It seems that China won’t have to wait a long time for the Nabu to arrive, unlike the usual delays experienced for other gadgets heading into the country.



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