Razer Nabu

Razer has delayed the release of their Nabu smartband while they certify that the device is hypoallergenic. This is an effort to avoid the skin irritation problems that caused Fitbit to recall their Force band. The device was originally supposed to be released at the end of March, but some customers have reported that Razer sent them a notice informing them of the delay. The Nabu will now be available in late May or early June, according to Cedric Houston:

Got an email from razergaming letting me know that the Nabu is being pushed back to late May/ Early June. Which isn’t a problem because they are taking the time to prevent what happend to the Fitbit flex.

Did you order a Nabu band, and are you disappointed by the delay? Let us know below in the comments.

Source: Udeze 'Kene on Twitter, Cedric Houston

 

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Razer delaying its Nabu smartband to ensure no skin irritation issues

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I found some "hypoallergenic" products still can cause problems. Success of this device depends person to person.

Full email for your reading pleasure:

Dear Developer,

We are delaying the launch of the Razer Nabu Developer units from previously announced end-Q1 to late May / early June. The reason for this is because we are currently engaging medical professionals to run stringent tests to ensure the Nabu is fully certified hypoallergenic by the time it gets on your wrists. We want to be sure our device can be worn worry-free of skin irritations.

If you are receiving this message, please also take it as confirmation that your application is being reviewed by our Developer Relations team, and when the device is ready, we will be reaching out to you with next steps on how to purchase it at developer price.

We appreciate your patience and thank you for your interest in our wearable. We're excited to get it out to you as fast as we can.

Razer.

PS. Follow us and our CEO Min-Liang Tan on Facebook and Twitter to keep up to date with the latest info on the Nabu and other Razer products.

GLHF.

I got the same email. If you received this, does that mean that you're accepted or that they're reviewing? Have they sent out an email for those that were accepted yet (because I hope not)?

Article mentions skin irritations with the Fitbit Flex but that's wrong. The Flex is fine, it was the Fitbit Force that caused irritations. My wife and I, along with some of our friends and coworkers, have the Flex and have no issues. I only know one person with a Force and he had a skin irritation from it. He is returning it and getting a Flex.

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I'll probably be ch checking out the Soleus Go in the near future.

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