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Sony announces the Core and SmartBand wearable gadgets

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Sony announces the Core and SmartBand wearable gadgets
Staying true to its new style of announcing devices without providing almost any information about them, Sony has taken the stage at CES 2014 to unveil two new wearable computing products. The first one is the so-called Core. It's a tiny device that you can carry around with you - with its sole purpose being to record various types of information about your life. By syncing to a cool, new Android application called Lifelog, the Core can tell you the number of calories you've burned, the number of steps you've made, the number of minutes you've spent walking or running, as well as many other interesting bits of info.

The thing is that you'll be able to attach the Core to some other wearable devices, like Sony's SmartBand, for example, which will enable you to wear it right on your wrist. Sadly, Sony was extremely vague during its press-conference - the company didn't disclose any details as to how attaching the Core to the SmartBand is going to enhance the Core's functionality (besides being able to wear it on your wrist), or what other use cases it sees for its new wearable products, besides fitness tracking.

That said, Sony did promise that it's going to be very active in the wearable segment this year, so we should definitely be expecting more from the company in the following months!


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posted on 06 Jan 2014, 20:22 3

1. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8718; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Smartwatch > Core

posted on 06 Jan 2014, 20:56 4

2. HASHTAG (unregistered)


I respect your opinion, Smurf, but I feel that Core is better than any current smartwatch..

posted on 07 Jan 2014, 18:30

10. phoenixpr (Posts: 167; Member since: 28 Mar 2012)


Sony's SmartBand doesn't have all of the following for it to be a smartwatch, like Basis Carbon Steel Edition smartwatch.
• Advanced Sleep Analysis
• Track Your Walk, Run or Bike Automatically
• Has Hate rate Monitoring during my workout
• Keep track of calories burned
• Exercise, sleep and activity log
• GPS bike, run or jogging route tracking

posted on 06 Jan 2014, 21:03 2

3. Dowson (unregistered)


Smartwatch == notification center == phone display extension. No sensors.
core == pedometer + (I hope) more sensors

posted on 07 Jan 2014, 01:57 1

7. andonia2 (Posts: 32; Member since: 26 Jul 2013)


By the way.... i always wanted to ask you...which phone do you have?

posted on 06 Jan 2014, 21:19 2

4. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6600; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


Thinking bout getting this for my Z1 since i need to go to the gym to keep track how many steps I do my walking or buring calories

posted on 06 Jan 2014, 23:53 2

5. panda_xx (Posts: 3; Member since: 12 Dec 2013)


Waw...sony is the best...;)

posted on 07 Jan 2014, 01:24 3

6. TechCrazyedBoy (Posts: 129; Member since: 12 Nov 2013)


i think Core will kill the smartwatch industry...
Sony will change everything...

posted on 07 Jan 2014, 18:35

11. phoenixpr (Posts: 167; Member since: 28 Mar 2012)


How is Sony's SmartBand kill and change the smartwatch industry? doesn't have all of the following for it to be a smartwatch, like Basis Carbon Steel Edition smartwatch.
• Advanced Sleep Analysis
• Track Your Walk, Run or Bike Automatically
• Has Hate rate Monitoring during my workout
• Keep track of calories burned
• Exercise, sleep and activity log
• GPS bike, run or jogging route tracking

posted on 07 Jan 2014, 02:30 1

8. roozbeh101 (Posts: 49; Member since: 31 Mar 2012)


and if apple come with wearable technology : first wearable ihealth ever made with hipster meter!

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