Swipe Enters Wearable Market, Launches F-Band Fitness Tracker at Rs. 1,499

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Swipe Enters Wearable Market, Launches F-Band Fitness Tracker at Rs. 1,499

Swipe Technologies, which is best known for its affordable smartphone handsets, has entered the wearable space. On Thursday, the company announced the launch of the F-Band fitness tracker in India. It is priced at Rs. 1,499, and will be available to purchase from January 7.

The Swipe F-Band, much like many other fitness trackers, offers the ability to track your steps and monitor your sleep. The F-Band keeps a tab on your activity throughout the day and gives useful insights such as the number of calories you've burned. You can check all these pieces of information using company's F-Band app. Users can save up to a year worth of data, Swipe said.

Unlike some wearables including the popular Mi Band, the Swipe F-band sports a display. And because of this, the Swipe F-Band looks more like a smartwatch than a slim fitness band that you may have tried before.

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Which brings us to the second key feature of this wearable. The Swipe F-Band connects to your smartphone over a Bluetooth connection and feeds your phone's notifications to the wearable. As for other specifications, the Swipe F-Band houses a 55mAh battery, which as per Swipe's claim, can keep the wearable ticking for up to seven days on a single charge.

The wearable comes in blue and red colour options, and will be available to purchase from January 7 on e-commerce website Snapdeal. While it is priced at Rs. 1,499, the first 100 customers can snag the gadget at Rs. 1,299.

Swipe F-band enters a crowded market with the likes of Yu YuFit, Xiaomi's Mi Band, Jawbone's UP range of activity trackers, and Misfit's Shine, Flash, and Link, amongst others, already vying for customers' attention.

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