Lenovo Quietly Smartband Revealed on the Quiet
Lenovo is a company best none for Yoga laptops and weird tablets with kickstands and built-in projectors. They have always been a company for doing stuff the odd way, and now Lenovo has quietly posted its first wearable on its website, they aren’t doing anything weird and wonderful this time though.
Check it out here.
Lenovo Smartband SW-B100 as it’s known on their website, naming not their strongpoint on this one, is a blue or orange wearable and is marketed as a fitness smartband much like those you’d get from Xiaomi or Fitbit.
The website description states: “The Lenovo Smartband…allows you to track daily exercise, sleep and heart rate, customize notifications to improve both work and life efficiency and automatically log in on a PC without entering a password.”
That last feature is actually pretty cool it allows you to auto unlock your PC when it’s in proximity, so you don’t have to type in a password. The smartband also does all the usual fitness stuff tracking steps, distance, calories, heart rate, and sleep tracking along with call and SMS alerts, appointment alerts, and exercise reminders.
The band’s design is quite similar to that of Samsung’s Gear Fit, and houses most of the same features as any other smartband, not that there’s likely to be much difference in products designed to do the same thing.
Lenovo smartband will run on Android 4.3 and up and iOS 7.1 and up. Availability and price has yet to be announced, it remains to be seen when we will be able to get our hands on one, and in a market currently being flooded with new makes and models they will have to work hard for our attention.