Lenovo has already had a big day thanks to their announcement of the P90 and VIBE X2 Pro smartphones, but the Chinese PC manufacturer still has more up its sleeve. Today, Lenovo is announcing the VIBE Band VB10 wearable and the VIBE Xtension Selfie Flash. These devices were made to work in conjunction with Lenovo’s new VIBE X2 smartphone or really any smartphone, and both accessories should be available in the coming months. Let’s take a closer look at these two products.
Lenovo VIBE Band VB10
The Lenovo VIBE Band VB10 is a fitness tracker/smartwatch hybrid that connects to any Bluetooth-enabled device running Android 4.4 KitKat and above. It’s lightweight, durable and is IPx7 approved, so you can get it wet without having to worry about it. It also notifies you of all phone notifications, as well as tracks your steps, sleep, distance traveled, and much more. The display is E Ink, similar to what we see on the Pebble. Thanks to this low-power technology, the battery will likely last up to 7 days on a single charge. The chassis is made of metal and the strap is rubber, offering a both premium and sporty feel to the device.
Lenovo VIBE Band VB10 specifications and features
- 1.43-inch E Ink display with a 296×128 resolution and a pixel density of 230ppi
- 7-day battery life
- Bluetooth 4.0 LE, Micro USB
- Accelerometer to help track steps, calories, distance, sleep
- Phone/SMS/social networking notifications
- Fitness functions
- Meets IPx7 waterproofing standard
- Available in Black
- Compatible with devices running Android 4.4 KitKat and above
Pricing and availability
The VIBE Band VB10 will cost $89 at launch, and will be available beginning in April 2015. Like the newly-announced P90 and VIBE X2 Pro, the VIBE Band will also not be available in the United States.
Lenovo VIBE Xtension Selfie Flash
Whether you’d like to admit it or not, selfies have taken the world by storm. If you’ve ever struggled to get the perfect self shot, Lenovo may have something for you. Just launched today, the VIBE Xtension Selfie Flash is Lenovo’s attempt to help you take better pictures. The small device plugs into your headphone jack, flashing eight white LED bulbs to create a flash up to one meter away. The device lasts up to 100 flashes on a single charge, and is compatible with any device running the compatible software.
Pricing and availability
Lenovo’s VIBE Xtension Selfie Flash will cost $29 at launch, and will be available in April 2015 alongside the VIBE X2 Pro. It’s only launching in select countries, and it will not be available in the United States at least immediately.