The device RRP is $159, and Telstra users can get it on contract as an “Accessory Repayment Option” for $39 upfront + $5 / month over two years – which funnily enough, adds up to $150.
It connects with Sony’s LifeBlog app available from Google Play and logs your life (as it says on the box). It counts steps and estimates calories burned, lets you know when a call or message comes in on your phone and can track your sleeping habits. We’re looking forward to it as it’s a wearable device from a major manufacturer that will operate across a broad range of Android devices running KitKat without vendor lock-in.
2014 is definitely the year of the wearable, and we’re hoping to take a look at Sony’s new wristband soon!
Are you interested in Sony’s SmartBand? Let us know in the comments!