It’s not even the first day of MWC 2014 and Sony has been getting quite busy in Barcelona unveiling a new flagship smartphone and tablet.Since wearable technology is quite hip these days, Sony didn't miss out on the opportunity of launching its own, dubbed the SmartBand SWR10 (via Gizmodo).
The device is designed to be your best friend and you can wear it 24/7. It’s waterproof, even if it has a micro-USB port embedded, so you won’t have to worry about damaging it while doing the dishes.
The SmartBand can be paired with a smartphone via NFC/Bluetooth and works in concert with Sony’s own Lifelong app.
The app lets you create records of your activities, setting up lists of the music you have been listening to, tracking your sleep cycles, number of calories burned or places you have visited and so on.
Like most wearable devices these days, you’ll be receiving notifications on your wrist when you receive texts, phone calls, messages, tweets, and more. The wrist-bound device will vibrate to let you know something is going on.
The SmartBand can be used to control the process of music playing, allowing users to play, pause, skip tracks by virtually tapping on the band. Pretty handy, isn't it?
The SmartBand SWR10 will be made available globally starting from March 2014, Sony says. Initially, customers will be able to pick it up in black, but don’t worry if you want a splash of color in your life, more colors are coming, as can be seen in the official renders.
More than that, Sony is planning a special 2014 FIF World Cup-themed design just in time for the kick-start of the festivities in Brazil.
The wearable will come with the signature yellow and green color-look (to remind us of Pelé) but we’re not sure how much it will cost at the moment. Speaking of which, pricing specifications for the standard version hasn't been revealed either.