The Japanese brand Sony recently introduced its new Sony SmartBand SWR10 smart bracelet . It is a device worn on the wrist and recording all our daily activities allowing us to know, among other things, the number of actual hours we have slept or the number of calories you have burned.
We have had the opportunity to test this bracelet first-hand, and then we are going to analyze each of the specifications of this device point by point, mainly aimed at people who want to lead a healthy life. We leave you with our analysis of the Sony SmartBand SWR10 .
The Sony SmartBand SWR10 is made up of a plastic strap and a small device (called Core Unit ) that is placed inside the bracelet. When we first open the box of this product, we will see that the bracelet and the device come separately. To start using it, we simply have to place the white device in the hole designated for this purpose on the inside of the bracelet.
Once we have placed the bracelet, we will see that the white device is well protected on the wrist, so that there is no risk of it falling during a day of sports. In addition, the bracelet also has a double closure that ensures maximum peace of mind when exercising. In our case, we have not suffered a single accidental drop of the bracelet.
On one of the sides of the upper part of the bracelet (that is, the part that we see when looking at our wrist as if we were checking the time on a watch) we have a button that allows us to switch between the day mode and the night mode on the bracelet. The day mode is we use when we are awake, and night mode is what we have to activate before retiring to bed.
Next to this button also have three LEDs in white who will be responsible to convey information on cargo or bracelet among other data-.
Remember that the strap is available in both black and blue , orange , purple , yellow , white , lilac , green and pink .
To start using the bracelet with our mobile, all we need to do is download two applications: an application corresponding to the bracelet and another application called Lifelog . It will be this second application that will allow us to make the most of the Sony SmartBand SWR10 . To link the bracelet with the phone, all you have to do is rest it on your wrist (with the bracelet on). A small vibration will confirm that the mobile has been correctly connected (via Bluetooth ) to the bracelet. In short, the process of the initial configuration of the bracelet is very simple and suitable for all users.
Since the functions of the Sony SmartBand SWR10 are very varied, we are going to analyze each and every one of them separately. Let 's start first by the most obvious feature: monitor our physical activity . The Lifelog application will show us the following parameters: calories burned , steps taken , number of hours walking and number of hours running (in addition to the graphs and complementary data). In addition to this data, we can also see the time we have spent browsing the Internetfrom the mobile or the number of photos we have taken throughout the day. In the aspect of measuring physical exercise, it should be noted that we have noticed some small measurement errors (perhaps influenced by areas where there is no coverage), so we hope that Sony will fix this soon with an update.
Regarding the night mode , the bracelet is responsible for recording our sleep to show us the next day the number of hours we have slept and the moments of the night in which we have stayed awake. But in addition, we also have other additional options that allow us to precisely adjust our sleep by configuring the bracelet so that it wakes us up at the best time within a certain time range.
It is important that we also know that the bracelet is completely resistant to water and dust , so that we can wear it on the wrist throughout the day regardless of the places where we are.
In addition to the functions related to healthy lifestyles, the Sony SmartBand SWR10 also incorporates a vibration mode that will notify us when we are receiving an incoming call on the mobile.
Power and memory
The device Unit Core of SmartBand SWR10 incorporates a processor ARM Cortex-M0 of 32 bit that works together with a memory RAM with a capacity of 16 KB . The internal storage capacity is 256 kb , which is more than enough to store the data of our physical activity that later goes directly to our mobile.
The SmartBand SWR10 bracelet connects to the mobile through Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity (whose main characteristic is low energy consumption), although we also have NFC connectivity that allows us to pair the bracelet with the mobile simply by bringing both devices closer to each other .
Charging the battery of this device is done through a microUSB input . We can even use the same cable as the one we use to charge our mobile.
Autonomy, availability and opinions
The built-in battery as standard in the Sony SmartBand SWR10 offers a capacity of 35 milliamps . Our test has allowed us to know that making normal use of the bracelet 24 hours of the day we get a range of around five days . The application of the bracelet also allows us to check the remaining autonomy from the mobile, which comes in handy to decide if it is worth charging the device before doing any exercise session. Since we are talking about a 35 milliamp battery , the charging time of the bracelet is minimal, which is also very beneficial when planning a series of exercises.
The price of the Sony SmartBand SWR10 is 100 euros and can be purchased through the official store own Sony on the website www.sony.es . This price includes both the bracelet and the device that makes all the functions of the SmartBand possible .
The SmartBand SWR10 is a product that hits the market coinciding with the growing popularity of physical exercises and, more specifically, jogging . It is a good complement for all those who want to take care of their body (or who, at least, do not want to neglect it). As it is a very comfortable bracelet that after a few hours is practically invaluable on the wrist given its lightness, the truth is that the SmartBand SWR10 is recommended for anyone looking to lead a healthy life with the help of a simple device at the same time that affordable.
|Model||Sony SmartBand SWR10|
|Dimensions and weight||Device Core Unit: 40.7í — 15.3í — 7.8 mm and weight of 6 grams |
Bracelet: 250 mm long and weight of 21 grams
|Features||Physical activity meter |
Remote control for the WALKMAN app
|Power and memory||ARM Cortex-M0 32 bit |
16 kB RAM
256 kB of internal flash storage
|Requirements||Bluetooth V4.0 LE and Android 4.4 operating system|
|Autonomy||35 mAh Li-Po battery |
Up to 5 days of normal use
|Availability||Available now, first deliveries early May|