SmartBand Talk receives updates to Countdown Timer, Calendar and Smart Badge

by XB on 30th July 2015

in Accessories, Applications

Smart Badge SmartBand TalkThe Sony SmartBand Talk has received updates to a few apps that should improve the overall experience. First of all the Countdown Timer app has been updated to build 1.00.10, which now allows you to change the time without your phone – simply control the minutes using the volume buttons.

The Smart Badge extension has been updated to build 1.01.02 which includes new fields for emergency contact and medical information. Lastly, the Calendar Smart extension has been updated to build 1.00.38 which now shows appointments vertically, so no need to contort your arm into funny shapes.

Countdown Timer SmartBand Talk Smart Badge SmartBand Talk

Thanks Rolf!

  • GigaSPX

    Just curious, how durable is the Smartband Talk? I feel as if the screen could easily shatter.

  • theskig

    Anybody with smartband talk and Galaxy S4 on Lollipop?
    My girlfriend has a big problem with calls! After a couple of correct calls the audio works only from phone and not from band (same if you receive or make the call) and there’s no way to make it work again. You need to restart both phone and band or some times do a reset of the band and pair them again.
    Anybody have this issue? I’m thinking to try a KitKat downgrade ’cause the problem seems Lollipop.

  • Flythe

    Had it for more than half a year now and everything is fine with the hardware so far.

  • BruceLeeRoyJenkins

    Xperiablog, have you guys heard anything more about the SmartBand successor with a heart rate monitor? I remember you guys had a post earlier, a few months ago I think.

    Has that always been the issue, because it’s l prolly a Sony Samsung issue. Sony does say their products work best on THEIR devices and might have issues on other None Xperia devices. Which is a shame really.

  • BruceLeeRoyJenkins

    In the ads for it, it looks like the screen needs a little extra force to push on than regular touchscreens, is this true?

  • Flythe

    Yeah, that’s right, since it has no touchscreen the SmartBand recognizes any contact over vibrations aside from its buttons so you need to push it quickly and forcefully, but you’ll get used to it really quickly.

  • BruceLeeRoyJenkins

    I prefer the regular SmartBand. But the way you described how to interact with the SmartBand Talk touchscreen makes it sound even more durable

  • Flythe

    I’ve had the SWR10, too, and I really think the SmartBand Talk’s screen adds some extra value. Some features are really handy, e.g. notifications, toggles and musicplayer controls. Sadly, the voice control expansion lacks a lot of features in comparison with Google Now, Lollipop brought some limitations to functionality and its main feature – the ability to make and receive calls from it – is mostly only gimmicky, but overall I really love it and hope to see a successor at IFA this year.


    It’s not a shame really. It’s called business and compatibility. Think of it like this, if Sony had made this wearable fully compatible without any bugs and all the features working in any android 4.4, many people may go for other brands. Also Sony don’t want to put extra effort also money to make their products work without any problems on other devices which they don’t have any use of.

  • BruceLeeRoyJenkins

    But if people are already invested and like another OEM but want to try a particular Sony product then they deserve the same reliability Xperia device or not. That’s just petty to think that it should only work for a specific device. And how does that look when someone wants to jump to another Android OEM but they decide that Sony isn’t worth it just because a Bluetooth fitness tracker doesn’t always work.

    As long as it has Sony’s name on it that device should work and do what it’s supposed to no matter what.

  • betatesterz

    I feel so sad that I’ve lost my band February this year.. Lost it during rush hour traffic in a crowded subway train. Stupid band design

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