Lenovo Goes E-Ink With The Vibe Band VB10
E-Ink displays are slowly becoming a popular choice for smartwatch/fitness band makers because of its lesser energy consumption compared to traditional LCD display. Lenovo has taken that to account and used this low-cost, energy-efficient panel on their new chic wearable called Lenovo Vibe Band VB10.
The Vibe Band VB10 has a lot in common with the Sony Smartband which was unveiled in the latter portion of 2014. Both features a 1.4-inch E-Ink display, a water-proof design and can be used to check notifications such as SMS and social media feeds.
Lenovo’s new wearable is also imbued with fitness functions which allows it to track sleeping habits, as well as fitness-related metrics such as calories burned, distance travelled and number of steps.
Unlike the Sony Smartband though, the Lenovo Vibe Band doesn’t have voice call function, but it compensates for this with more than two times longer battery life which, according to the company’s press release, can last up to 7 days on single full charge even with the display and Bluetooth turned on.
The new Lenovo Vibe Band VB10 will be available starting on April through the company’s official online store and will be retailed for USD89.