Wednesday , June 20 2018

Sony SmartBand now available through Telstra and Sony stores, RRP $159

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Sony‘s new wrist-wearable fitness tracker SmartBand is now available locally from Telstra, Sony Online and Sony Centres / Kiosks with more retailers to follow soon

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.

The SmartBand was first announced at Mobile World Congress earlier this year, and we noted that it had become available for preorder last week.

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!

Source: Sony Online.

Jason Murray   Deputy Editor

Before discovering the Nexus One, Jason thought he didn't need a smartphone. Now he can't bear to be without his Android phone. Jason hails from Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane depending on his mood and how detailed a history you'd like. A web developer by day with an interest in consumer gadgets and electronics, he also enjoys reading comics and has a worryingly large collection of Transformers figures. He'd like to think he's a gamer, but his Wii has been in a box since he moved to Sydney, and his PlayStation Vita collection is quite lacking. Most mornings you'll find him tilting at various windmills on Twitter - follow @JM77 and say hi!

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“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.”
Uhhh… 39 + (24 * 5) = 39 + 120 = 159. Don’t know where the $9 went missing.

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Adjusting for inflation, it ends up slightly cheaper on contract, but not by $9

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Thanks Ausdroid. Went to Telstra last night and picked one up myself!

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