Well, it would seem that FitBit has been one up'd by Razer with their innovative smart band called Nabu. They are sending out devices to 500 people who want to participate in the beta. Some of the features held within this small device are that it is sweat and splash-proof, and has a built in accelerometer. It also counts your calories burned, steps taken, floors climbed, distance traveled, and other goals that you want to track. But what sets Nabu apart from the other brands is that it's more than just a step counter and sleep recorder. It allows you to connect with people you meet with a gesture as simple as a high-five.
A high-five? Yes, even a handshake between two people with a Nabu device will trade contact information between them. You can select all of the contact information and social media profiles you want to share with everyone from the app on you phone. This is done by using Pulse, Razer's proprietary band-to-band communication technology, by detecting other nearby Nabu users that are in your social circles. It is also programable to alert you about an incoming phone call, email, SMS, tweet, Skype call and much more. These notification will be shown on the screen on the bottom part of the device and can be dismissed with the simple press of a button or shake of your wrist. Nabu is an open platform device meaning that the potential possibilities that can be integrated into it are limitless.
I have already signed up for the beta hoping that they'll choose me, but even if they don't, I'm still going to buy one. It sets itself apart from all of the other Smart Bands out there so far. If you want to sign up for the beta, here is the link.