There were reports in October that Lenovo (the Chinese company that first bought IBM’s Thinkpad line, then most recently swallowed Motorola’s phone business) was coming out with an activity monitor. The company officially announced the product today at CES.
The Vibe VB10 is essentially a notification device that features an e-ink display, which helps with seven-day battery life despite an always-on display and Bluetooth connection. It has the usual array of sensors (no heart-rate monitor, though) and can display up to 150 characters.
It’ll be available in April, the company said. No price or distribution deals were mentioned.