Since wearable market has become the target of most of the smartphone makers, most of the top tier players, so far, have already released their respective products in the same segment. But these devices were pretty expensive and were only compatible with few parent devices.
However, when the Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi launched its Mi Band wearable device at a sub $15 (approx. Rs. 911), the pricing philosophy of the wearable fitness bands was disrupted.
And the company that has been working on a similar device is none other than Lenovo, which has been absent in the segment until now. To be precise, it is a Bluetooth powered activity tracker that is rumored to launch at the upcoming IFA 2014 tech show, in September.
Dubbed as SW-B100, the Bluetooth 4.0 powered low energy fitness tracker also appears to be in its final stages as it was spotted at the Bluetooth SIG website, recently. The Lenovo SW-B100 is very similar to the Xiaomi Mi Band rubber bracelet but with the addition of a hear rate monitor making it ideal for those of you with an active lifestyle.
Also the presence of the Bluetooth 4.0 means that the band will be able to update your phone with the latest sports tracking info, and we assume that you will also be able to receive notifications through it too.
But it should be noted that it's not the only wearable device Lenovo is working on. The company also recently unveiled a Smart Glass prototype, which could be Lenovo's answer to Google Glass.
However, its now sure whether Lenovo's upcoming wearable fitness gadget will beat the price point of Mi Band or will soar up mating the ones from Sony and LG.