TeD, 03 Oct 2020Really good idea, i don't know why nobody thought about that before...Still 215 euros as ... moreDepends on it functions and what it can do. It certainly cheaper compare to the full on traditional smart watch, and a fraction of cost for mechanical watches as a band replacement. Going even above some premium watch brand, this 'replacement band' is fraction of the old fashion band cost.
Anonymous, 02 Oct 2020Do the competition even KNOW what the other players in the market are doing?! Look at Amazfit... moreYou clearly don't understand the watch market. SmartWatch isn't for everyone. There are many people who like a traditional watch (all the Swiss and Japanese watchmakers are very much in business). This band is a niche product catered towards those. It is not meant to be competing with 35 Eur Mi band neither with 400 Eur apple watch.
Why do people bashing on this thing?
It's only available in Japan. So it's probably made to cater some niche japanese customer anyway.
Plus, this thing is a watch strap with fitness tracking ability. So that the person using this can use it with their traditional mechanical or quartz watch.
The concept looks really cool for person who still use a traditional watch but wanted to track steps.
OMG! This is so perfect!
They seem to ship internationally.
Fearghast, 02 Oct 2020It shows the time, it's a watch. It's both actually, you can use it as a watch strap or just a standalone smartband.
I do wonder how thick this thing actually is though.
Oh, so it's a smart strap for existing watches. That's really brilliant. Need a reviewer who had tried it for months.
Really good idea, i don't know why nobody thought about that before...Still 215 euros as starting price is a bit steep, could have colour display.
Fearghast, 02 Oct 2020I own such a device - it's Bip and I got the new Bip S - just for giggles. Battery is 60... moreYou obviously not very good at reading. Please read the title of the article again. This is not a watch.
Sony needs 3 perfect devices of this kind and same for tablets and laptops well prices and they will sell like cakes. Sony did it perfect years ago. Sony come back please! I want these!
Ingenious thing! Hard to see any sony watch too, would be great even as stand alone, wonder if they release such. Should advertise more, what a shame for such great tech.
Peter-B, 02 Oct 20202015, I think. That was a pretty basic model, though, with just a few LEDs.Well, it's a long time in the mobile world 😀
I guess the first one was more a niche product, maybe this one will have more impact on the market, it's an interesting product.
inSyt, 02 Oct 2020You want GPS and all week battery life in such a small device?I own such a device - it's Bip and I got the new Bip S - just for giggles.
Battery is 60 days max. - depends on your hearth rate intervals, GPS usage etc.
Do the competition even KNOW what the other players in the market are doing?! Look at Amazfit X for guidance. This 'thing' is going nowhere FAST.
Wow, never heard of this device before but this is pretty clever - this way they circumvented issue with people who do not want to wear garbage plastic "smartwatch" crap