Wearable technology is a massive global industry, and it is entering a new wave of popularity due to a growing interest in self-knowledge through tracking. Gary Wolf coined the term 'Quantified Self' to apply to this, and he is the founder of the 'Quantified Self' movement. In line with this trend, Sony are set to up the game for sports data analytics, and through their innovations users will be able to gather insights about their own sports performance.
“Wearable technology in the sports industry is in high demand right now. It is no longer just a novelty gadget, but it is becoming an essential training tool for the individual by the individual,”
said Spencer Low, Assistant General Manager, Deputy Head, Home Entertainment & Sound Marketing Division, Sony Electronics Southeast Asia.
Here’s a list of Sony’s new and existing innovative wearable technology products:
The latest from Sony’s collection is an all-in-one training device and application that literally motivates runners on their exercise regime with its range of features. Integrating Sony’s latest audio advancements with the latest sensor and software technologies, this sports companion provides a holistic exercise experience. The Smart B-Trainer™ comes in a non-slip neckband-style housing, allowing the modern runner to run as they like.
It is jammed pack with goodies including intelligent music playback based on heart rate monitoring, various training plans, and real time voice coaching. The Smart B-Trainer™ consists of the SSE-BTR1 headphone-integrated device that boasts six types of sensors – heart rate, acceleration, GPS, compass, gyro and barometer. It also measures and records 11 types of running logs – heart rate, burned calories, distance, time, speed, pace, cadence, steps, stride, running route and elevation.
4K FDR-X1000V Action Cam
Harnessing Sony’s vast expertise in 4K video production to a compact POV camera design, the new FDR-X1000V allows adventurers to capture stunning 4K content with ease. The Splashproof, Shockproof and Dustproof camera features a ZEISS Tessar® lens with an ultra-wide angle 170 degree field of view and a back-illuminated Exmor R™ CMOS sensor that captures beautiful detail even in low light.
Its acclaimed BIONZ X™ processor ensures that video quality remains consistently strong across all shooting environments. Armed with Sony’s leading Advanced Electronic SteadyShot™ stabilisation technology, it is approximately three times more effective at suppressing high-frequency motor vibration. With so much packed into such a small body, you can be sure to capture clear, vibration-free aerial footage using ‘drones’ and enhance action footage of fast-moving subjects.
HDR-AS200V Full HD Action Cam
Also newly launched is the sleek Action Cam HDR-AS200V, which shares many of the same advanced features and exciting technologies as the 4K FDR-X1000V, including full pixel readout image, improved image stabilisation, clean HDMI output and upgraded manual controls.
The AS200V can shoot full 1,080p HD/50Mbps video at 60p, 720p HD video at 120p and WVGA video at 240p. Never miss a second of the action with Loop Recording in five different duration settings. Plus, it comes with a built-in GPS—perfect for taking on those overseas runs and ultras!
SmartWatch 3 SWR50
Featuring the latest Android Wear updates, this fun and useful accessory comes with impressive standalone functionality. The SmartWatch 3 incorporates incredible details such as a built-in microphone, accelerometer, compass, gyro, and GPS sensor technology. This means that users can experience more accurate and powerful activity-tracking without the phone—perfect if you don’t want to fuss around with smartphone apps!
SmartBand Talk SWR30
A fashionable and powerful lifelogger, the SmartBand Talk is built for users who live life to the fullest. Equipped with a built-in microphone and speaker, SmartBand Talk lets you pick up calls and use voice control all from your wrist! How handy (pun intended) for those who are constantly on the move!
This nifty device also comes with a new built-in accelerometer and altimeter sensor technology that feels how – and how much – the user moves. So whether it’s walking, running or getting quality sleep, you can count on it to provide an accurate overview of the daily physical activities.
Stereo Bluetooth® Headset SBH70
A water-resistant wireless headset with superior Sony sound quality? Yes, please! Lightweight and discrete, the Stereo Bluetooth® Headset SBH70 offers all day comfort thanks to the ergonomic earbuds—so you can wear it whether at work or when working out. With superior sound quality, users can enjoy their favourite beats loud and clear.
Echo, wind and noise cancellation allows calls to connect with amazing clarity. Gp hands-free by accessing the voice interaction function and tell the Sony Xperia™ Z3 smartphone what to do – be it searching for information or dialling contacts – without the need to look at a screen.
The Sony Xperia™ Z3 strikes a perfect fusion of design and engineering craftsmanship in a 7.3 mm super-slim rounded aluminium frame. With a fully waterproof body and a two-day battery life, users can take the Xperia™ Z3 with them wherever they go. So don’t worry about answering a call in the rain or taking pictures in the pool. Drawing on years of expertise from Sony’s award-winning Cyber-shot™ and Handycam™ technologies, the Xperia™ Z3 promises to deliver superior image quality whether it’s in low-light, on the move or even underwater.