Lenovo Vibe Band VB10 premieres as e-ink-based wearable

Lenovo just shared with us news of a couple new phones, but that’s not it for this year’s CES offerings. The company’s also going after the wearable market with a new wristband, and one sporting a pretty impressive battery life: the Vibe Band VB10.

The VB10 looks a bit like wearables like the Samsung Gear Fit or Microsoft Band, having a similar rectangular display. The VB10’s stands out by nature of it being a low-power, high-contrast e-ink screen, one that measure 1.43 inches and has a resolution of 296 x 128. That low-power display tech allows the VB10 to last for up to a week on a single charge.

The wearable is compatible with both Android and iOS devices, uses an accelerometer to offer the usual assortment of fitness tracking features, and also delivers phone notifications right to your wrist. It has a water-resistant construction and will come in both black and silver color options (promo pics also show a gold shade, though that’s absent from Lenovo’s official spec sheet). Maybe most attractive is its price, with the VB10 set to sell for just under $90 when it hits retail sometime in April.

Source: Lenovo

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