Sony announces the Core and SmartBand wearable gadgets

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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10 Comments

1. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Smartwatch > Core

2. HASHTAG unregistered

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

10. phoenixpr

Posts: 167; Member since: Mar 28, 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

3. Dowson unregistered

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

7. andonia2

Posts: 34; Member since: Jul 26, 2013

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

4. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

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

5. panda_xx

Posts: 3; Member since: Dec 12, 2013

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

6. TechCrazyedBoy

Posts: 129; Member since: Nov 12, 2013

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

11. phoenixpr

Posts: 167; Member since: Mar 28, 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

8. roozbeh101

Posts: 99; Member since: Mar 31, 2012

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

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