Smartband SWR10 by Sony is their latest wrist worn or wearable device from the company. The device was first seen in CES 2014 which got some good attention, and as all the big companies are now concentrating on the Wearable Fitness and Wristband devices Sony too has come out with this device that connects to your Smartphone through Bluetooth.
The device records user’s data like daily workout, steps, and daily activities, will also record your Sleep time. You can add alerts for events through the Bookmark button. The Smartband connects to the Lifelog App in your Smartphone from which you can track all your data which is being recorded by the wristband.
The Smart Band can even remind you of any calls or text messages or any notification that you get on your phone by Vibrating. You can also control Music player like Play, Pause and Skip between songs being played on a smartphone using your Sony SmartBand. SmartBand stores and keeps track of data even if the Band gets disconnected from your Smartphone, and when you Reconnect your Smartphone to the Band the Data, which was recorded all this while is transferred to the Device and Lifelog App for you to see.
About Lifelog App:
The Lifelog App gives you three views the Journey view, Chart and the Map view. The Journey view shows you the stored data in an animated view about your workout in the past. The music icon tracks the music you have been listening to while working out. The Lifelog app compares the Best time you have done on a Jog and relates it to the Music you were listening to the time that might be the reason for your good performance.
Specifications of Sony SmartBand:
- It is connected to any Android Smatrphone running on Android 4.4 or later through the Lifelog App, Smart Connect and Smart Band host Apps.
- Connects to Smartphones through BLE – Bluetooth 4.0 Low energy
- IP58 Waterproof
- Micro USB charging point – without data Transfer
- NFC pairing or connectivity
- Life Bookmark Key is also present to bookmark your important events
- Media Remote tap function is available to control media play – Single Tap to Play, Double Tap to Fast forward, Triple tap to Rewind
- It consists of three LED indicators to display notifications
Design of Sony SmartBand SWR10:
The band is a simple Rubber Band which is used to hold the Sony Core, which has got just one button on the side and beside it as LED light indicators which give the notifications that can be seen on your device.
The Sony Core is the main functioning part of the Wrist Band and the Rubber Band just holds this in it. The Rubber Band has a Long arm and a Short Arm. The Color of the Sony Core is same – White but the Colors of the Wrist Band can be changed as it is easily removable and replaceable. The Sony Wristband comes in multiple colors like Black, White, Blue, Pink, Red, Orange, Yellow, etc. that is very good news for people who are more on fashion.
The Best features of the device are that even if you are out of range or get disconnected from your Smartphone the device records data and will transfer it to your Smartphone when you are connected. The interchangeable Rubber Bands are easy to replace and seem conveniently cheap to keep multiple color bands with you. The Lifelog app is very well designed, and the User Interface is very helpful in recording multiple things like workout, Cycling, Sleeping, tracking the music that are helping you workout better.
The Pricing is also very competitive in comparison to many Smartband devices. It is priced at $100 which is very competitive and for the features available in it is a very great deal coming from a company like Sony, and in the Indian market, the pricing of this is Rs. 5990.