SmartBand Talk SWR30 is a wearable with promise

by XB on 8th September 2014

in Accessories, Videos

SmartBand Talk SWR30_14The SmartBand Talk SWR30 is one of Sony’s most intriguing IFA 2014 reveals in our eyes. It takes the SmartBand ‘lifelogging’ wearable and adds a 1.4-inch (296 x 128) curved E Ink display, an IP68 rating for dust/water resistance and a built-in microphone and loudspeaker for voice control and call handling.

As the name suggests, the SmartBand Talk SWR30 allows you to take calls. Simply tap the SmartBand to answer a call – it also contains a vibrate function which means you will never miss a call. Obviously the quality of call handling will be determined by how loud the speaker is, especially in outside public places. Sony says that the SmartBand Talk can also be used to initiate a call.

The SmartBand Talk SWR30 is compatible with the Lifelog application, as you would expect, and supports voice commands in six different languages. The band also includes a built-in accelerometer and altimeter sensor technology, which helps provide an accurate overview of your daily physical activity.

The benefits of the E Ink display are not only on battery life, but also legibility in sunlight. The display keeps you on top of text/call/social notifications as they arrive. Sony quotes battery life at three days with the 70mA battery. Other features include Bluetooth 4.0 and micro USB for charging.

The SmartBand Talk SWR30 will be available in two sizes on launch as well as two colours (Black and White). The SmartBand Talk Wrist Strap SWR310 will also be available in various colours after launch if you want to mix it up.

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Via Sony Mobile Blog and Sony Developer World.

  • Killian Khoo

    I feel this one probably is the only wearable device that Sony want unveil in IFA ~
    And the Smartwatch3 for market testing purpose ~

  • vilun

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  • AHM

    Great improvement over the first Smartband, this is the only “wearable” that I really want and will ever need.

  • Gitarooman

    if this thing has a heat rate sensor, I would get it right away.

  • Wolf0491

    I wish I was as awesome as you! Zoinks

  • Wolf0491

    I haven’t actually wanted a. Smart watch but this one looks small enough to go maybe…

  • Reeyawn

    And your spelling and grammar is f*cking ridiculous. Go back to school you little whiny kid.

  • It feels quite plastic. I think the black unit looks better. E-Ink worked quite slow, maybe software needs some optimisation. Anyway I like the idea of this band much better than the previous version. Combined with clock, weather info and notifications is a good deal for people who didn’t like the SmartWatch idea.

  • For now

    …until the Smartband PLUS comes out ;P

  • Does it measure pulse?

  • Vuyo Ncube

    One month battery life minimum would be nice. Sony should try this ‘dumbwatch’ trend. A smartwatch that embraces it’s inherent dumbness with simplicity and connectivity only because smartwatches trying to be more than that end up as gimmicky and expensive.

  • This would’ve been a perfect mate for a potential Xperia ZU successor, along with the external cameras.

  • I think e-ink is slow because the hardware is actually slow, that’s the price to pay for the fact that it doesn’t draw any power once it has redrawn the page.

  • mosfett

    As a training freak this one looks promising, at least with the pre booked Z3, I need this :)

  • zymo

    I hate it to being “forced” to listen to private conversations in public (train, bus, market…) due to people using their phones speaker (speakerphone) for phone-calls. It’s to weird listening to very intimate details of one persons life.

  • zymo

    90 USD an hour? And I thought that Thai Massage Club in downtown was expensive :/

  • AeronMcaerhon

    heart rate sensor? oh, yeah, a very important sensor. jeez.

  • lila

    Why can’t Sony do a band and watch like Samsung . There is quality and very nice looking wearables. Sony is far behind . Unfortunately

  • Simi401

    Well, it actually does hav one, as the Sony.Guy at the ifa showed me!

  • Batuhan Süersan

    Is there any news about pencil support?

  • Killian Khoo
    Someone have a chance to get to test the pre-software of Z3 in IFA ~
    And have cropped out the picture ~
    And the quality look really nice ~
    I not sure that he is using superior auto or manual mode ~

  • Frax

    I want it but I have an Xperia sp … Are there any possibility to have it for 4.3?

  • Killian Khoo

    Even thought it is not exactly a watch ~
    It also got watch function : showing current time ~

  • Abdullah Robben

    i don’t know why people would buy this

  • Rikimaru

    I want it but how about the price ?

  • Sachin Gautam

    when will this get Sony’s Hairline Crack in Screen

  • jan

    I had expected more from this smartband. I don’t need to make handsfree phonecalls, my phone already does that but I want it to do what it promises, track my activities and especially sleep accurately! I wake up at 6;00 AM, check my phone and sleep until 7:00 AM, my Sony tells me I slept for one hour that night, duh!!

    How is light and deep sleep measured anyway? I hardly seem to have any deep sleep.. I would like to see details or be able to export or interpret the data.

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