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Sony Lifelog app hits Google Play, Smartband wearable available for $140
We first learned about Sony’s Lifelog app back at CES earlier this year, when it debuted alongside the Sony SmartBand wearable fitness tracker. A month later, Sony revealed that it would be pushing out both the wearable and the Lifelog app sometime in March to over 60 countries.
While Sony didn’t meet its original March goal, we’re happy to report that both Sony’s wearable and the accompanying app have arrived! At the moment, NewEgg appears to be the only U.S. retailer that carries the SmartBand, priced at $140. Turning to the software side, the Lifelog app can be downloaded right now from Google Play, though at the moment it only supports the Sony Xperia Z2. The good news is that Sony plans to extend support to all Xperia devices running Android 4.4.2 KitKat in the near future.
So what exactly does the Lifelog app and the Smartband do? The Lifelog app (in conjunction with the Smartband) is designed to keep track of your movement and physical activity while also tracking other things “important to your life” such as the books you read, the music and movies you listen and watch, and even the games you play. The Smartband also has sleep tracking, the ability to inform you of incoming calls and much more.
For even more details on the Lifelog app and Smartband, be sure to check out our hands-on coverage from CES:
Any Sony Xperia owners planning on picking up the Smartband? Conversely, do you feel that Sony’s fitness wearable lacks when compared to the competition?