The Sony Smartband 2 – another day, another activity tracker


Did you know that activity trackers are the hot new thing? No? Surely you’ve heard of smart watches though. They’re close to the same thing, and are often tied into one device. If you wait long enough, every technology related company in the world will have its very own activity tracker, and will improve them over time as competition from other companies up the bar.

We’ve seen the Razer Nabu, Withings, Fitbit, Leapband, Fineck, and many, many more. One of the many out there that we haven’t seen though, is the Sony Smartband 2. I’m assuming we haven’t heard much about the Smartband 1 for reasons stated above. This can track your heart rate, movements, sleep, and how excited or calm you are. It measures your pulse and stress levels, so it can help you figure out when you need to have a free day, if you can afford to take one of those things.

There is an app called Lifelog that will let you look over all of your data from weeks, months, and years prior. This will vibrate and light up colored LEDs whenever you get a call or message. Made of silicone, it is designed to be comfortable to wear at all times, and there are colored straps so you can accessorize with your wardrobe accordingly. The battery can last for up to five days without needing a recharge, and it is IP68 waterproof. While this isn’t available just yet, don’t be surprised if it’s priced at or over $100. If it’s below the 100 point, it may be worth the money, though if you’re going to go all out, you may as well get a Sony smart watch instead.

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