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How to set up your Sony SmartBand using Bluetooth or NFC

Sony SmartBand - Setup

These days smartbands market is little crowded and it is more likely to increase in future, as people are recognizing the needs of them that how mere monitoring of their daily activities can help them prevent the rick to their health. And if you did got serious about your health and purchase the Sony SmartBand, then let us show you how you can get started on monitoring your activities.

Pre-requisites : You should have Sony LifeLog account, if not, then, create one as it would be required to sync all the data from your Smartband.

Note : The Smartband SWR10 is only compatible with the devices running Android 4.4 Kitkat or above operating system only.

Method 1 – Here is the step-by-step guide to set up your SmartBand using Bluetooth:

  • The first thing you need to make sure is that your Smartband has been charged to at least 30 minutes.
  • Now install the Sony’s Smart Connect app from Google Play Store. If you already have it, then upgrade to the latest update.

Sony SmartBand - Setup (1)Sony Lifelog App

  • Turn on your Sony SmartBand by holding the button for few seconds.
  • To pair the Smartband and smartphone, you need to turn on the Bluetooth on your phone and select the device named SWR10.
  • Open the Smart Connect application on your phone.
  • Now install and open the SmartBand application named SWR10 from Google Play Store.

Sony SmartBand - Setup (2)Sony SmartBand - Setup (3)

  • Setup the preferences according to your needs; Night mode timings, Incoming call alerts, Smart wake up are the few things that you can control via Smartband application.
  • You will be able to see in the status bar, whenever the SmartBand is connected or not.

Method 2 – Here is the step-by-step guide to set up your Sony SmartBand using NFC:

  • The first thing you need to make sure is that your Smartband has been charged to at least 30 minutes.
  • Now install the Sony’s Smart Connect app from Google Play Store. If you already have it, then upgrade to the latest update.
  • Turn on your Sony SmartBand by holding the button for few seconds.
  • To pair the Smartband and smartphone, you need to turn on the NFC function on your phone (screen should be active and unlocked).

Sony SmartBand - NFCSony SmartBand - Status Bar

  • Now gently place your phone over your SmartBand so that the NFC area of each device touches the other.
  • It will automatically connect the both devices and initiate the SmartBand application where you need to follow the prompts and complete installation.
  • Setup the preferences according to your needs; Night mode timings, Incoming call alerts, Smart wake up are the few things that you can control via Smartband application.
  • You will be able to see in the status bar, whenever the SmartBand is connected or not.

Note : If you touch the NFC areas of each device to each other after all applications are installed and your SmartBand is on and connected, the Lifelog application starts automatically.

By Vishal Toshiwal on Monday 15th of Sep 2014


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