Lenovo smartband has seven-day battery life
Rumours that Lenovo is creating a smartband have been confirmed, thanks to a regulatory listing – which suggests that it may go seven days between charges.
Indications that the company was working on a wearable device surfaced in August, when an application was lodged with the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) for a “Bluetooth low energy Activity Tracker with optical Heart rate” named “Lenovo Smartband SW-B100”.
However, nothing was said about the device again until a filing appeared at the US Federal Communications Commission.
The new listing provides more information than was made available in the SIG filing, including photos and a user manual.
According to the filing, the smartband has a seven-day battery life, although this will be reduced when certain functions are used, and can hold data for seven days before needing to sync.
The smartband is firmly fitness focused. It has an optical heart-rate monitor, which is situated on the rear of the device, and features a training mode, which can be used to track a run. The wearable will display the distance run and time spent running, as well as the number of calories burned.
Users can also set a workout reminder, which will display if they fail to meet their pre-set exercise goal three days in a row, and a sleep reminder, which will show when they haven’t met their sleep goal.
Aside from health and fitness, the device will also notify the user of incoming calls and texts by vibrating and showing the name and number of the person trying to get in touch.
It supports Bluetooth 4 and is compatible with Windows 8 and later, Android 4.3 and later, and iOS 7 and later.
Sadly, however, there’s no indication of any launch date or if it will be available outside China and the US.
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