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Sony launches SmartBand with life-logging app at CES 2014

The waterproof wristband tracks everything from daily physical activities and nightly sleep patterns to how much you've socialized with friends.

twitter-logo Associated Press   Las Vegas     Last Updated: January 8, 2014  | 00:00 IST
Sony Corporation Executive Vice-president and Sony Mobile Communications President and CEO Kunimasa Suzuki unveils the new Sony Smartband and Core
Sony Corporation Executive Vice-president and Sony Mobile Communications President and CEO Kunimasa Suzuki unveils the new Sony Smartband and Core during the company's news conference at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. PHOTO: AP

Sony is delving further into the wearable computing market with SmartBand, a waterproof wristband that tracks everything from daily physical activities and nightly sleep patterns to how much you've socialized with friends.

Sony announced SmartBand at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas on Monday and said it would be available this spring, but didn't give pricing. Sony's SmartWatch retails for upward of $70.

The sensor-packed band has no display and interacts wirelessly with an Android smartphone or tablet through an app called Lifelog. It keeps a daily record of activities and recommends actions for the future.

SmartBand also informs its wearer of incoming calls and messages by vibrating. Users listening to music can use it to play, pause or skip tracks.

The band's core is removable and can be worn in various ways other than with the wristband.

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