I’ve been wearing my own Sony Smartband SWR10 for 4 days straight now and I’m enjoying the whole “life log” technology. It seems a bit self-centered and unnecessary but some of the information I gather is quite interesting.
Sony Smartbands come in many different colors but I chose black so I can wear it with anything. I never take it off since it’s waterproof and dustproof so I can take a shower while wearing it and everything! It’s very lightweight at just 6g so I barely notice it.
Each Sony Smartband I’m giving away comes with 2 silicon bands (small and big), the smartband core, and a USB cable for charging it.
Before anything, you must know that the Sony Smartband is compatible only with Android 4.4 KitKat or later and requires Bluetooth 4 Low Energy. This includes, of course, the latest Sony Xperia phones and you can click here to check other phone models that run on Android 4.4. Sorry, iOS users, this giveaway is not for you!
To use the Smartband, you will need to install 3 apps on your phone: Smart Connect, Smartband host app, and Lifelog. Smart Connect and Smartband host app will allow you to fix the settings of your Smartband including the option to vibrate every morning to wake you up and to vibrate almost violently (lol, that means 3 long vibrates) when it disconnects from your phone meaning you left your phone behind! That’s my favorite function among all because I tend to leave my phone in the car or on the table when I’m out with friends. I even leave it in the bathroom sometimes! So this definitely helps me keep track!
The Lifelog app is also very pretty and it keeps track of all your fitness needs: calories, steps, minutes you brisk walk or run, sleep. It also has other information that you probably don’t need but it’s there if you want to know.. Haha. Like how many hours you spend on your social media apps and on the Internet. Also, it tells me I’m playing too much Kim Kardashian Hollywood. Haha.
When you click on the map icon on the Lifelog app, it shows you all the places you went to that day thru a gray line. Medyo creepy but since Jim also got his own Smartband, I joked and said, “hey, I can confirm where you went today…”
Did I mention that the Smartband has a little button on the side? Here are its functions:
- Short press – Find out what mode (day or night) your Smartband is on. Day mode is confirmed when 3 LED lights light up in a row. You’ll know it’s on Night mode when the 2 outer LED lights alternatively blinking with the middle one.
- Press and hold – Switches between Day and Night mode. Day mode lets you log your activities, communication and entertainment. When calls and messages come in, a gentle vibrating alert lets you know. Every night before you sleep, switch to Night mode so it logs only your sleep data. If you tend to forget to switch modes, there’s an option to automatically switch to night mode at a certain time.
- Double press – Add Life Bookmark. Special moments are recorded on your timeline when you add a Life Bookmark. Your location, your type of activity, and the weather is recorded. You can add notes thru the Lifelog app later on so you can remember what exactly happened!
Other notable features include the downloadable Smart Extensions: ‘Find My Phone’ lets you tap your Smartband to ring your phone and ‘Media Player’ and ‘Camera’ enables you to control your media player and camera!
So there you have it! I’m giving away sets of 3 Smartbands to 2 cool groups of people!
Here’s how the contest will go: The Rafflecopter app will be open for entries for a week and then I’ll pick the top 5 groups. For another week, you can let your friends vote for you via a poll so I can choose the 2 winning groups!
Have fun, guys!:D Winners will be contacted thru Twitter DM and e-mail. Winners will have to pick up prizes in Pasig.