Sony Introduces SmartBand 2

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Second generation SmartBand features an advanced heart rate sensor, delivering meaningful insights about your fitness, well-being and stress levels

Never miss a call, message, email or social notification with subtle vibrations and visual feedback through colorful LEDs

Ready for 24/7 wear in interchangeable Black, White, Pink and Indigo durable silicone rubber styles, with IP68 waterproofing

Open compatibility with any device running Android 4.4 (KitKat) onwards and iOS 8.2

Sony Mobile Communications (“Sony Mobile”) today announced SmartBand 2, a multi-sensor lifelogger that provides full-scale insights about your fitness, well-being and stress levels.

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“We set out to create the most advanced wearable at this section of the market – SmartBand 2 has the capability to deliver, and make biometric data meaningful for users within Lifelog” said Kaz Tajima, Senior Vice President, Head of UX Creative Design and Planning at Sony Mobile Communications. “Not only does it represent a powerful vision of how consumers can learn more about themselves – it allows us to explore exciting new opportunities with development partners.”

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Your heart, well-being and stress levels

Inside the same SmartBand modular “core” form factor, SmartBand 2’s accelerometer and heart rate sensors work together to monitor pulse and heart rate variability, allowing you to gauge overall fitness, excitement and stress levels throughout the day.

SmartBand 2 automatically tracks activities such as walking, running and other workouts whilst mapping your heart-rate alongside each activity. Sony’s popular Lifelog app helps you keep track of progress, with fun comparative insights, giving you inspiring motivational prompts based on your activity.

You’ll be able to enjoy a better night’s rest, as SmartBand 2 provides sleep insights, with automatic sleep detection – and the smart alarm clock function will gently vibrate to wake you up at the best time based on your sleep cycle.

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Live smarter, with intelligent notifications and connectivity

SmartBand 2 ensures you never miss a call, message, email or tweet with subtle vibrating notifications and bright pulsing RGB LEDs. It allows you to easily control the music on your smartphone or tablet, with simple taps to play, pause and skip through tracks.

You’ll also never lose your Xperia smartphone or tablet as SmartBand 2 will vibrate to alert you when you’re more than 10 meters from the connected device.

And, SmartBand 2 reaches full battery capacity in around one hour, lasting up to 2 days4.

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24/7 wearability

With durable silicone casing, up to 2 days battery life, and IP68 waterproofing – despite its cap-less microUSB – SmartBand 2 can be worn anywhere and everywhere.

Designed at Sony’s Creative Centre sites in Sweden and Japan, SmartBand 2 has sleek, subtle looks with an all-new metal clip, so it can be easily and securely fastened.

SmartBand 2 will be available in Black and White at launch, and two additional vibrant colours shortly after – Pink and Indigo. As it retains the same compact “core” footprint as SmartBand, you can wear the technology with original first and third party bands for greater choice.

SmartBand 2 will be available in South Africa from Q4 for recommended retail price of R 1799,00.

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