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A quick review of Sony SmartBand SWR10


We have seen plenty of gadgets, smartphones and tablets from Sony and now Sony introduces an innovative Smart fitness device. Sony SmartBand SWR10 is a new generation wearable band that connects with your smartphones via Bluetooth helps you to track your physical, social and entertaining.Sony SmartBand SWR10 on a hand

The band comes in several colors and its waterproof. There were lots of new gadgets introduced in the market, some were good and some just missed to attract. Let’s see the compatibility and features of this Sony SmartBand SWR10.

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A rubberized Wearable gadget which is soft and flexible. It comes in two different sizes, and too gentle that you will forget you`re wearing something. It has an adjustable belt as per the convenience. The innovative smart band app automatically tracks your lifestyle. It records everything, the songs you listen to, the playlist, the friends you met and the restaurants you visit trust me everything. This band has two parts which consist of the Core and the Band. The core part which is a removable white module in the center performs all the activities relating to tracking and computing.

Core also has the LEDs for battery notification, micro USB port for charging and a control button. The band just has a box where you can fit in the core part and there you go. Lifelog app on the SmartBand catches all your moments and its recorded which will remain forever. With the help of this you can see how active you are. You can check daily, weekly or monthly stats of your activity logs.

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For walks and running, the app and the band build your track on a map along with the phone’s GPS, which is an amazing feature. IP58 rated waterproof band, you can use it even if you’re in a swimming pool. Sony SmartBand has an alarm which wakes you up based on your sleep cycle period which gives you gentle vibrate feelings in your hands. It helps you track the quality of your sleep and tells you whether you got enough sleep or not.

  • Controls: Media remote, Life bookmarks key
  • Requirements: Android 4.4 for a better running, Energy BLE, Bluetooth 4.0 low, Lifelog app, SmartBand host app.
  • Connectors: Bluetooth 4.0 low, NFC pairing (Tapping) also needs to turn on Bluetooth, Micro USB which is not for data transfer but charging only, Energy BLE.

3 sided LEDs (No LED displays) this seems to be one of the disadvantages of this gadget, hopefully in future it may come with a display. It has 10 days standby time on full charge. This band doesn’t always need to be connected to the internet, but it’s always on and can work for one whole day without being connected to a smartphone. SmartBand can be used as a controller, you can set the solo button of the band in such a way that you can change tracks playing on your phone or to open close camera shutter.

Sony SmartBand SWR10 is now available with $70 discount, for just $80 at Amazon.

Compatibility:

  • Works well with most of the Sony smartphones like Sony Xperia Z1, Xperia Z2, Xperia Z1 Compact, and Xperia Z ultra.
  • LG Nexus 4, Nexus 5.
  • Samsung Galaxy N9000, Galaxy S4.
  • HTC One, One M8

It’s nice to have something which remembers everything about you and keeps it tracked, there are some drawbacks as well like there`s no LED on the band, So it needs to be synced with your smartphone. Although your activities are recorded, you cannot export them to your PC as you do with your phones.

As the band uses two or more apps its a bit confusing and looks silly. Also the band is restricted to android devices which are painful for many. But it certainly looks a better attempt than its rivals that are available right now, with few improvements this can be a perfect device for your smartphones and you.

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