Sony SmartBand tracker goes way beyond fitness to measure all you do (hands-on)
BARCELONA, Spain — Sony is showcasing its new SmartBand wearable technology product in the flesh here at MWC 2014. The wrist-worn device acts as part pedometer and part lifestyle tracker. In fact Sony envisions the gadget to go way beyond typical activity measurement, serving as a digital log for your life.
Designwise, the Sony SmartBand looks very similar to other fitness trackers on the market, such as the Fitbit Flex, Jawbone Up24, and Nike Fuelband SE. I’d even say the SmartBand could be a snazzier cousin to the Flex since it uses a similar modular construction. Like the Flex, Sony’s new product consists of two sections, a rubbery wristband and a tiny plastic pebble-shapped tracker. Called the Orb, the gizmo slides into a small pocket on the strap….cont