We first heard about the Sony SmartBand SWR10 earlier this year at CES and got around to reviewing Sony’s fitness wearable late last month. Even though the SmartBand has its quirks, we found it good enough to recommend to anyone interested in life logging. Even so, different strokes for different folks, so you can now purchase the SmartBand in the U.S. for $100 to decide for yourself.
The IP58-rated SmartBand, in conjunction with the Lifelog app, logs all physical, social and entertainment activities. In other words, while the SmartBand tracks walking, running, and sleep motion activity, the Lifelog app collects that data, as well as data from your smartphone, to log your life happenings: fitness, location, weather, photos, music, and more. As an added bonus, the SmartBand vibrates for incoming calls and messages.
As previously mentioned, the SmartBand is available for $100 from Sony. A few things to keep in mind, just in case you’re interesting in picking one up for yourself:
- The SmartBand will only work with Android devices.
- It will only work with devices having Android 4.4 KitKat and Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy (BLE).
- While the only color option available is black, more color options will be available later this month.
While you mull over your decision to buy one for yourself, you can read our review of the device.