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Sony SmartBand 2 – The activity tracker that now tracks your heart rate


Sony has just unveiled its new fitness wearable that now tracks your heart rate in addition to your day to day activities. Dubbed as the SmartBand 2, it is similar to the previous version with its discreet looking design that’s hidden underneath a plain looking band.

With the inclusion of a heart rate sensor, you get more details out of your workout which includes your heart rate, stress and relaxation levels. By default it comes in either black or white straps which can be customised with their optional colourful straps.


To ensure its usability in any situations, the SmartBand 2 gets a rather high IP68 waterproof rating. Sony reckons you can take it for a swim to not more than 3 metres deep in freshwater for up to 30 minutes. It also works as a notifications device with its 3 LEDs and vibration alert to help you differentiate calls and messages. It supports both Android and iOS and you’ll need to use Sony’s official Lifelog app.

Weighing just at 25 grams, the SmartBand 2 is juiced up by a tiny 58mAh battery. According to its official whitepaper, it can last up to 5 days on a single charge on stamina mode and up to 2 days in normal mode. With heart activity mode enabled, it is rated to last up to 10 hours.

For the full details, head over to Sony’s SmartBand 2 product page.






Alexander Wong