Sony unveiled a much-improved model of its Wena sensible strap for watches – in case you haven’t seen it earlier than, that is form of like a smartband, besides it replaces the strap of your watch. Any watch, you’ll be able to have a basic mechanical watch with trendy smarts.
The display screen is now a lot bigger – the Wena Professional had a tiny line show, this one matches a number of traces of textual content. It will probably show notifications out of your telephone (which you navigate by swiping) and has alarms and timers (which your watch might or might not lack).
Now you can use Alexa too, there’s a mic for voice instructions and a speaker so the Amazon assistant can reply your question. The built-in NFC helps a number of cellular fee programs (Japan particular for now).
One other new characteristic on the Wena Three is the guts charge sensor, which might detect blood-oxygen saturation and calculate VO2 Max. The strap additionally estimates stress and restoration, it has the same old step counter and sleep tracker as nicely.
Since this strap is supposed to be paired with with handsome watches, it has to look good itself. It’s made out of SUS316L stainless-steel and the Premium Black model has been ion-plated (a bodily vapor deposition course of). This makes the outside wear-resistant whereas additionally avoiding points with nickel allergy.
There’s a silver model of the steel mannequin in case you desire, in addition to leather-based and even rubber choices. You can put on this as a wise band too, although it’s actually at its greatest when paired with a watch.
The strap is water-proof as much as 5 ATM, making is appropriate for swimming. Battery life is a couple of week and charging is finished utilizing a customized connector.
Sony Wena 3: Metallic (Premium Black and Silver) • Leather-based (Black and Brown) • Rubber
The Sony Wena Three will likely be launched in Japan on November 27, it begins at JPY 24,000 earlier than tax for the rubber choice (€215 or so), the leather-based ones are JPY 30-32,000 whereas the steel ones go for JPY 33-35,000. Earlier Wena fashions have made their strategy to Europe, possibly this one will too.