For those of you who didn’t catch the original announcement, the Nabu X is a minimalist version of the original Nabu fitness tracker that ditches the screen for a series of three LEDs. These LEDs can be customised to flash a different colour for different things. It also vibrates when you receive a notification, and comes with ‘Pulse’ an NFC feature that lets you transfer contact information and step counts with other Nabu bands.
The Nabu X also has all the usual fitness tracking features, monitoring steps, calories, distance, sleep, and so on. On top of that it’s water resistant (for 30 minutes in up to 1 metre of water) and has a battery that lasts 5-7 days on a single charge.
Including the price of shipping the Nabu X ends up at roughly the same price as the Fitbit Flex, but with the added bonus of notification alerts and the ability to customise the flashing lights. So if you’re still on the look out for a cheap wrist-based fitness tracker then the Nabu X is well worth looking into.
Then again you might be better off waiting until it’s available from retailers who don’t charge £15+ for shipping.