Sony Mobile on Thursday announced the second generation of its multi-function wearable, tapping the SmartBand 2 with a September launch. Available in a variety of colors (White, Pink, Indigo, and Black), the silicone rubber-coated unit has an IP68 waterproof rating.
The SmartBand 2 is designed to work in tandem with Sony Xperia handsets however it can pair with any Android smartphone. Features include notifications for calls, texts, tweets, and emails; pulsing RGB LED indicators alert users. Additionally, the wearable provides music playback control via play, pause, and skipping buttons.
In terms of monitoring and tracking, the SmartBand 2 will keep an eye on activities such as walking, running, and other workouts. Moreover, it has a hear rate sensor and will also gauge general fitness and stress levels. The device also offers up sleep detection, alarm clock functionality, and can provide insight into your nightly downtime.
The SmartBand 2 will launch in 60 countries in September and will retail for around 119 EUR, or approximately $132.