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Lenovo tiptoes into wearables with launch of fitness tracker

With little to no fanfare, Lenovo has released its first wearable, the SW-B100 Smartband.

The fitness tracker landed on the company’s website over the weekend, though the lack of any kind of announcement by the Chinese electronics firm suggests it may have posted the new product accidentally. Either that or it has a particularly laid back marketing team.lenovo fitness tracker

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But it’s not just the hush-hush ‘launch’ that’s making us wonder what’s going on. The product description, too, seems a little under developed, stating in somewhat simplistic terms that the new device is “for young people who take care of their personal health and are interested in new tech trend products.”

Looking at the few morsels of available information, the SW-B100 lets you do all the things you’d expect of a fitness tracker – ie. monitor your daily exercise, with data provided for steps taken, distance traveled, and calories burned. It also acts as a heart rate and sleep monitor, according to Lenovo’s lightweight listing for its new device.

It also includes a security feature that allows the band to unlock your PC when the two are in close proximity.

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In addition, you can configure the non-Android Wear device to provide appointment alerts and exercise reminders, with call and SMS notifications also a part of the package.

Its ‘tech specs’ page is also on the brief side, though it does reveal that it works with Android (4.3 and above), iOS (7.1 and above), and Windows Phone devices. Oh, and the band comes in two flavors – orange and blue.

Pricing and availability aren’t currently known. In fact, in an effort to find out more about Lenovo’s SW-B100 band, we’ve reached out to the firm for more details and will update when we hear back.

[Lenovo via Windows Central]