The announcement of Sony SmartBand 2, an updated Sony bracelet, addressed to all fans of an active lifestyle. The main difference from the first generation bracelet is the ability to measure the heart rate.
Here's what the company representatives say about the device: “ We set ourselves the goal of creating the most advanced wearable device in this segment. SmartBand 2 is capable of collecting and processing biometric data, making it truly useful for users, – said Kaz Tajima, senior vice president, head of design and planning, Sony Mobile Communications, – SmartBand 2 will allow users to learn more about to itself, and in front of us will open up new interesting opportunities that we can explore together with our development partners. '
The press release also states that the size of the device itself remains the same, but there are more sensors, in addition to the heart rate monitor, there is also an accelerometer. The wristband can track heart rate, heart rate variability, physical activity, arousal and stress levels throughout the day – of course, all of this is yet to be tested. In order not to miss notifications, there is vibration and LED-backlighting, with the help of Sony SmartBand 2 you can control music playback by tapping on the body, apparently, the accelerometer is activated. The stated operating time is about two days, it will take one hour to charge. While four silicone straps have been shown, black, white, pink and blue, the metal clasp looks beautiful. There is protection against water according to the IP68 standard; a regular microUSB connector is used for charging. The bracelet will be on sale in September this year, RRP 7990 rubles.
So far, only black and white bracelets will be on sale. The device is compatible not only with any gadgets based on Android, but also with IOS devices.
More details can be found here.