Sony had been showing the SmartBand technology back in February, during Mobile World Congress. And in some good news for those who had been waiting — the Sony SmartBand SWR10 has come available for those in the US as of today.
The SmartBand SWR10 works in conjunction with Sony’s Lifelog app which is available from the Google Play Store. In terms of Android support, you will need a device that is running Android 4.4 Kit Kat and sporting Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy (BLE). The band itself is set to automatically capture your physical, social and entertainment activities.
There is more involved here than simply tracking your movement and activities. The SmartBand SWR10 also provides vibrating alerts for incoming calls and messages. Users can also use the band to monitor their sleep activity and awake with a smart alarm which promises to “wake you up at the best time with a gentle vibration.” The band will also vibrate should it lose connection with the paired smartphone.
The SmartBand SWR10 is available direct from Sony and currently priced at $99.99. At the moment the only color option is black, however Sony has said additional colors will be coming later this month. In the box you’ll find the core unit, which is actually removable from the band. Users will also find a small and large size wristband in the box allowing for a better fit.