Sony India, besides launching its flagship Xperia Z2 smartphone in the country, also launched its fitness tracking band, the Sony SmartBand SWR10. While the SmartBand will be bundled free initially with the Xperia Z2 in India, it will be available separately at Rs. 5,990.
First announced at CES 2014, the Sony SmartBand was later fully unveiled at MWC 2014. The Sony SmartBand focuses on tracking the fitness and health of users and also monitors user's sleep, receive notifications and handle media playback options. Notably, the SmartBand SWR10 will be available in the third week of May, and compatible with Android 4.4 smartphones.
The Sony SmartBand, like many of the firm's previous devices, is waterproof and comes with a 'Lifelog' app for Android. The app lets the users see what images users have taken, what places they have been visiting and how they have been 'communicating with the world'.
The SmartBand's release will be followed by a special World Cup edition during this summer.
Apart from bundling the SmartBand (for a limited period) for free with the Xperia Z2, Sony is also bundling 6 free HD movies for download, one full-HD cricket game, and 3 months Bigflix subscription, apart from a Sony original case worth Rs. 2,990, for free.
The Sony Xperia Z2 runs Android 4.4. KitKat, and features a 5.2-inch (1080x1920 pixels) Triluminos display with X-Reality engine. Powered by a 2.3GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 (MSM8974AB) processor with an Adreno 330 GPU, the Xperia Z2 features 3GB of RAM.
(Also see: Sony Xperia Z2: First impressions)
Shipping with 16GB of built-in storage, the Xperia Z2 features microSD card storage expandability up to 64GB. It features a 3000mAh battery that's rated to deliver up to 830 hours of talk time, standby time of 880 hours, continuous music playback time of 110 hours.
Notably, the Xperia Z2 features the same 20.7-megapixel rear camera with Exmor RS sensor as its predecessor, capable of 4K (Ultra-HD) video recording. Also onboard is a 2.2-megapixel rear camera. Connectivity options include 4G LTE, HSPA+, Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi hotspot functionality, DLNA, GPS with A-GPS, Bluetooth v4.0, NFC, FM radio with RDS, and a 3.5mm audio jack.