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Razer Nabu gets mobile apps, still no release date

The Razer Nabu smartband just got two dedicated apps, which seems entirely odd considering it still doesn’t have a release date.

Razer just pushed a pair of apps – Utility and Fitness – to the iOS, Android, and Windows Phone app stores, which are free to download across all platforms.

The first offers the expected raft of set-up options, including notification settings and message-syncing.

The latter – no prizes here, folks – is for fitness tracking. That means you’ll be able to check up on how many calories you have, or haven’t, burned – feel the scorn, couch potatoes.

We recently spoke to Muslim Shortanov, developer of the Ping messaging app, who assured us that a Nabu-friendly version of the app was already in the works.

We’d imagine there’s plenty of other developers eager to finally debut their Nabu fare, but are instead suffering Razer’s lethargic approach to the Nabu release.

So what do we know about the Razer Nabu launch date so far? Well it recently passed FCC inspection over in the USA, and it’s been suggested that the launch should be sometime this year – time’s running out, Razer.

It’s a safe bet though that the Nabu consumer launch is fairly imminent thanks to the launch of these two new dedicated apps.

There’s no real reason why Razer would send Nabu apps live if it didn’t have plans to kick off wearable floggery any time soon.

Razer announced its Nabu smartband back at CES in January. It’s a sort of fusion between a smart watch and an activity tracker.

The Nabu touts a 32 x 32 notification display, and a 128 x 32 message screen, good for all manner of information.

It’s a fairly svelte affair, and packs Bluetooth 4.0 along with enough juice for 7 to 10 days of battery life.

It’s also expected to land for under $100, which puts a UK price at anywhere south of £64.

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