Sony SmartBand and Lifelog app arriving to 60 countries in March

February 24, 2014
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Sony Smartband Hands On Red White Yellow Black CES 2014-9

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Back at CES we first learned of the Sony SmartBand, a fitness tracker that also has some ‘smart’ functionality that goes beyond health.

Using the special Lifelog app you can track your physical activity and even chronicle important events in your mobile life using the SmartBand. This includes things like the games you play, books you read, music and movies you like, and the list goes on. There’s also sleep tracking functionality and the device can inform you of incoming calls and notifications through a set of vibrations, as well.

Since there is no display directly on the SmartBand, you view the information collected by the SmartBand (and its accompanying Sony Core) using the Lifelog app. The only major downside to not having a display is that the Sony SmartBand can’t double as a watch, something that many other wearable wristbands can do.

So we have a good idea of what to expect with the Sony SmartBand, but when will the wearable to ship and for how much? Although we don’t have any details on pricing just yet, Sony says the wearable will arrive to 60 countries in March. The device will initially be available in black, with more colors following shortly thereafter.

For more details on the SmartBand, be sure to check out our original ‘first impression’ video of the wearable, which was recorded at CES in January:

What do you think of the Sony SmartBand based on what we currently know, interested or not?

 

Comments

  • Jayfeather787

    This looks pretty cool. We have a lot of these now.

    On a completely unrelated note, AA, take a look at this.

    http://gadgets.ndtv.com/mobiles/news/samsung-galaxy-s5-pictured-before-launch-specs-fingerprint-scanner-confirmed-487535

    • Jaun Lombard

      I really hope that is not the S5. I am a die hard Samsung fan but will not buy the S5 if that is the design. Would rather have the fake leather backed S4’s look over this rubber cheap looking thing!

      • Colby Leong

        Not a Samsung fan, but I certainly like how they innovate the game. Being a Sony fan however, Samsung has some jacked designs for the Galaxy S series. Maybe the backing choice for the S5 is due to having a replaceable battery.

    • Jaun Lombard

      It seems HTC, Apple, Sony and Samsung doesn’t think that they need to change their looks to keep their clients!

      • Colby Leong

        HTC and Apple have great accolades for their design, but I am curious to see how they can improve on it. Sony makes very premium phones, unfortunately with a price tag to match, but they could work on their design. While I understand that IP certificating a phone involves bulk, as seen on the Sony’s past flagships and S5, Sony should focus on reducing their bezel size, and maybe overall footprint. Samsung really should just steal a concept idea and run with it. Honestly, a Samsung/Sony smartphone partnership could be the shit.

  • Mayoo

    60 countries at launch. Taking notes Google?

    *cough* music *cough* wallet *cough* opinion *cough* chromecast

  • Tjaldid

    could be good in terms of being an alarm band (the vibration could help me get up since I sometimes don’t hear the alarm)