06 January, 2015

Lenovo gets into wearables with E Ink VIBE Band

2015 is going to be the year everyone throws their hats into the wearable ring and Lenovo doesn’t want to be left out of the party.

The company today announced it’s new VIBE Band that sports an E Ink display and a seven day battery life. The band can show notifications from your phone for calls, SMS, Facebook, Twitter, WeChat and more, but with no more than 150 characters.

The VIBE band also tracks fitness, but only monitors the basics like steps and sleep. It’ll work with iOS and Android devices running 4.3 and above out of the box.

The VIBE band will cost just $89, which makes Lenovo’s new offering extremely competitive considering the Pebble is priced at $99. It’s not clear when the VIBE band will be available for purchase, however.

I have been using a Phone watch made by Spice, not calling it a smart watch considering the limitations it has when it comes to features it provides. It would be interesting to see what Indian Mobile manufacturers would launch in the market in this stream.