Earlier today, Sony has announced the much awaited smartphone – Xperia Z2 in India at an initial price of INR 49,990 and it comes with free protective cover which costs INR 2,990 & a SmartBand priced at INR 5,990 and the flagship smartphone will be available from May 12. Apart from Xperia Z2, Sony has also announced the SmartBand SWR10 and the SmartBand allows users to record their day-to-day activities and it comes with removable core unit. It is the first SmartWear from Sony that allows users to connect this accessory with their smartphone via Bluetooth with the help of the Lifelog app available for Android devices. In addition to this, it also lets you to keep a track of entertainment & information services with ease.
Commenting on the launch, Mr. Hibi said,
“We aim to take leadership in the wearable technology space and are planning to launch a host of exciting and innovative smartphone accessories to let out customers truly enjoy the unique “One Sony” experience. The bundling of the Sony SmartBand with the Sony Xperia Z2 offers truly unbeatable value to customers of premium android smartphones, we are confident of a very positive response from the market.”
It records all your activities like, your workout, your sleep time and it will buzz for alerts, adds bookmarks for special events through the life bookmark button. The best thing I like about this is that, it collect data even when the phone is pout of range or temporarily disconnects with the device and then send it on a batch so that nothing is lost. In addition to this, the SmartBand vibrates when user receives a call, text message or any other notification and play, pause and skip between tracks that are bring played on the smartphone.
The highlights of this SmartBand SWR10 is that, it is waterproof like any other Sony’s high-end smartphones, stylish & comfortable to wear & features a fastening button and LEDs for notifications. The battery incorporated in SmartBand SWR10 lasts to 5 days and takes about an hour to recharge.
It is available in black coloured variant and its wrist strap comes in slew of colour variants. It is priced at INR 5,5990 and available form 3rd week of May. As a promotional offer it comes free along with Sony Xperia Z2 in India. The SmartBand is compatible with smartphones running Android 4.4 or above. Although Sony says the SmartBand works well with Xperia Z2 and Z1, it also supports other phones like LG Nexus 5, LG Nexus 4, Samsung Galaxy Note III, Samsung Galaxy S4, HTC One, HTC One (M8).
First Impressions of Sony SmartBand SWR10
The Sony SmartBand SWR10 is a better fitness tracker when compared with other fitness tracker and it looks like sort of friendship band. Apart from keeping track of fitness, it also keeps track of entertainment & information services you use. What I really liked about this SmartBand is that, it is rightly priced and it comes free with Sony Xperia Z2 smartphone.
Specifications and Features:
- SmartBand SWR10 and Lifelog Android app support devices running Android 4.4 KitKat and later.
- Devices must support Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy
- 3 LED indicator
- Wrist straps in 9 colours (sold separately
- Life Bookmark key control
- Media remote (tap function)