Sony SmartBand to beat the Gear Fit to market, available in March
posted by Michael H. / Feb 24, 2014, 10:35 PM
Sony has finally announced availability for the SmartBand. The wearable will be released very soon actually. Sony says the SmartBand will be made available in over 60 markets around the world starting in March (though it is still unclear if the US is one of those markets). While March is less than one week away, we doubt the device is coming that soon or else we'd have more information. As yet, Sony still isn't even talking about how much it will cost, but the word when the SmartBand was first shown off at CES is that it will retail for somewhere around 99 euros (~$135).
The SmartBand will be released as model SWR10, and will come with the Core device which is actually the piece that does the tracking work. The Core will be swappable into other wearables that Sony has planned for the future, and works in tandem with the Lifelog Android app. Compatibility is also unknown, but it seems unlikely that Sony would limit it to only Xperia devices. Only the black version of the SmartBand will be available at launch, but more colors are on the way.
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This doesn't stand a chance against the Gear Fit when it comes to design
posted on Feb 24, 2014, 11:58 PM 1
Actually I think the design is great because it is very minimalistic and that is what you want around your wrist, right? I would not go for the black color but rather for one of the other colors Sony is going to offer which are really beautiful and stylishhttp://www.sonymobile.com/de/p
roducts/smartwear/smartband-wrist-strap-swr110/ .But the band is missing a display and therewith some functionality. Well, why do I even care - I own an iPhone. :)
posted on Feb 25, 2014, 12:02 AM 2
guys, to be honest i was thinking the same but then after some time i got the answer that why should i go for this rather than gear fit. no doubt that gear fit looks awesome and cooler than this but i'll have to be very cautious not to damage or break the screen/display of the galaxy gear as it will always be in open (so is the case with the normal watch but thats how watches are supposed to be) and as far as notifications thing is concerned, i would never ever check a notification on gear fit (though, a handy feature but not meant for me) and since the smartband vibrates on any notification, that is sufficient i guess. IMO, i would prefer smartband over gear fit due to breaking/damaging the display. ps: gear fit looks damn cool. :)
posted on Feb 25, 2014, 12:35 AM 0
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posted on Feb 25, 2014, 12:52 AM 0
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The Fit. My brother got the Galaxy Gear, and while it did look cool, it wasn't the thing I was looking for. I've had the nike fuelband before, and I was looking for something that will offer atleast the same functions. The Fit doesn't just do that, but it looks pretty cool as well. Not a single reviewer had a bad thing to say about, in fact everyone is praising it. It has all the functionality a sports fanatic would won't plus the good looks of it.
posted on Feb 25, 2014, 1:26 AM 1
+1 for your opinion and preference mate. my point was which @chocowii just cleared below in clearer words. actually, i prefer sony band as a fitness wearable rather than than a smart watch. i would love to wear a normal analogue watch as a normal watch and sony band just for the fitness in the other hand.
posted on Feb 25, 2014, 1:56 AM 0
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For crying out loud! This is not a smart watch like the Gear fit or Gear. Its a fitness gadget, like the Adidas miCoach. Dont compare Sony's and Samsung's Gear fit.
posted on Feb 25, 2014, 1:34 AM 2
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