Razer Nabu X review

This fitness tracker for gamers could use a level up

Razer Nabu X

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There are a lot of good fitness trackers out there and a lot of awful ones. The Nabu X falls a bit closer to the latter simply because it doesn't particularly stand out. Still, it remains a decent contender for your wrist.

We liked

The lightweight, clean design of the Razer wearable is definitely appealing, if you want wrist-ware that isn't gaudy. The battery life is also great, and won't leave you charging up another gadget every night.

The Nabu X's affordable price is also on point and really helps make purchasing the fitness tracker an easy choice. That's especially if you've been eyeing trackers, but don't want to cough up a hundred bucks.

We disliked

The band lacks solid features. Like other simple fitness trackers, there's no clear way to distinguish between notifications.

The special "social" facets of the Nabu X also don't work that well. There's potential in the idea of exchanging information between wearables. But right now, it's far too buggy and, frankly, impractical. The fitness app could also be more detailed.

Final verdict

Fitness trackers, especially the entry level ones, don't offer much in the features department, so I can't say that Razer didn't try. The issues I have with the Nabu X seem as if they can be fixed over time with software updates.

But as is, this wearable isn't a piece of tech to get excited about. The whole gaming tie-in is also puzzling, considering that something blinking and buzzing on my wrist is going to distract me no matter what.

Still, there's not much I can find to outright hate about the Nabu X. But it doesn't make me want to jump up and down, telling people to get rid of their current fitness trackers. Instead, it just leaves me feeling indifferent.

For 50 bucks, though, I can say it won't dent your wallet if you want to give it a go. Just don't expect anything special.