At the Mobile World Congress, Sony had introduced its latest mobile devices, including the waterproof Xperia Z2 and mid-range Xperia M2 smartphones, along with its 6.4mm-thin waterproof Xperia Z2 tablet. Now, the Japanese company has revealed that its SmartBand and Lifelog application will be available globally from March 2014.
First mentioned at the CES 2014 earlier last month, the SmartWear Experience is a new user experience that's built around three key pillars - Lifelogging, Wearing Smart, and Life tools.
The new application binds the SmartWear Experience together, enabling you to discover your past, enjoy your present, and help inspire your future. Together with SmartBand, the Android app enables you to capture life and entertainment - place visited, music listened to, games played, books read, and present them in a user-friendly interface. You'll be able to see how active you were, where you went, what pictures you took, and how you have been communicating with your world.
Lifelog will also help you set activity goals, monitor your progress and make recommendations to help inform future decisions. Connection to SmartBand and the core requires a simple step to pair via NFC or Bluetooth, then sign in using a Sony Entertainment Network account.
SmartBand’s core module is a 24/7 wearable device; fully waterproof (rated IP582) despite its exposed Micro-USB port. It's light, unobtrusive and the independent core means it can be carried or worn as you wish. Initially only in Black, more colors will be available after lunch, including a special limited edition to celebrate the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
The wearable technology in SmartBand SWR10 communicates with the Lifelog app and your Android smartphoen via Bluetooth and NFC. When out of range (up to 10m) from the smartphone, you'll be prompted with a vibrating alert. SmartBand will also measure your sleep cycle, to wake up you at the optimum time. And, once calls, messages, Likes or tweets are received, SmartBand will vibrate to notify. It can also be used to play, pause, and skip tracks in the WALKMAN app by pressing the button, and tapping the band.
The SmartBand SWR10 and Lifelog application will be available worldwide from March 2014.
You can read more about the Sony SmartBand SWR10 in our hands-on article.