Lenovo has now listed its fitness band on the official website, after it was seen entering the FCC certification earlier this month. While targeting the young users, Lenovo has given a list of features of the SW-B100 band.
- Measuring Steps, Distance, Calories, Heart rate, and daily, weekly, monthly data graph
- Tracking sleep, and having data graph based on daily, weekly, monthly stats
- Smart Device Interaction: call / SMS alert reminder with number or name
- Alert Reminder: smart clock, appointment alerts/exercise reminders
- SNS sharing: sharing of track information to main SNS
- Auto-locking / unlocking of PCs without manually entering passwords
So, the band isn’t limited to the step counting or calorie burning, but is more than that. We aren’t seeing much apart from this, and thus no details about the availability or pricing of this smartband right now.
As if wearables market was not already seeing a tough competition in the fitness band, when Xiaomi first announced its ultra affordable fitness band, which has started to sale in China from August 13. Now it looks like the Chinese electronics giant, Lenovo, which is known for its quality, wants to enter into this wearables space.
The Lenovo Smartband has showed up at the FCC (Federal Communication Commission) for testing, supporting by the image and user manual leaks of the new, unexpected wearable device. It will take on the likes of the Fitbit Flex and the Jawbone Up24 too, as it will have the abilities to track calories, steps taken, distance travelled, as well as it also boasts the built-in sensor for heart-rate monitoring.
The device also touts its smartwatch-like features; text and incoming call notifications, which will be seen on the display of the device, though the screen type and size are unknown for now. With a Bluetooth 4.0 LE (Low Energy) connection, the device can establish a connection with any smartphone powered by Android, Windows, as well as iOS mobile platforms. The companion app for these mobile platforms is said to be available soon when the device sees the light of the day, as it is going under testing for now.
Company claims that their smartband will give up to seven days of battery life, as well as it can hold the data archives of up to seven days. With its light weight of 22 grams (approximately 0.78 ounces), the device will be comfortable to wear all the time. Yes, even in the shower, as it boasts an IP67 rating, meaning it will have a high strength of water resistance, as well as dust too, encouraging the usage during athletics and wildlife activities.
With different modes for various purposes like, sleep mode, heart rate monitor mode, as well as the training mode. Users would be able to set it according to the usage and their needs, which are the important factors on a fitness band.
Right now, there is no word whether it would be priced competitive to the Mi Band or it will focus on more aggressive competitors like Jawbone, Nikefuelband, Fitbit trackers, etc.