The SmartBand Talk SWR30 features a curved e-ink display, high battery life, voice support, walk rhythm and life diary.
Compared to the previous SmartBand SWR10 bracelet from Sony, the SmartBand Talk SWR30 has a slightly larger design. Unlike previous generations, this smart bracelet features a 1.4-inch e-ink screen and more functions.
It can be said, SmartBand Talk has the characteristics more like a smart watch than a bracelet.
Advantages: Good design; Connect with smartphone stability; Many interesting features.
– Disadvantages: The screen has no backlight and saved image; Wide strap with small wrists; Only supported with Android 4.4 and above.
The product is 9.5 mm thick but it looks slimmer and much more compact than the Samsung Galaxy Gear Fit with 10 mm. Thanks to its curved curved screen design and soft rubber strap material, Test Lab feels really comfortable to wear on hand. In addition, the lightweight device with only 24 g should be worn after a continuous day, Test Lab seems to forget the feeling of wearing a health monitoring device on hand.
SmartBand Talk strap removable and replaceable, just unlocked on the back can be removed. The two sides of the screen are integrated power button function transfer function for the bracelet and volume control. On the bottom side there is a micro-USB slot for plugging the charger, if you use a bracelet in the water you need to close the rubber cover to prevent water.
SmartBand Talk is equipped with a 1.4-inch monochrome screen, supports 296×128 pixel resolution, 192dpi dot density. The display quality of the screen is excellent in the light thanks to the superiority of the e-ink screen technology. The information displayed on the screen is clear at every viewing angle.
In particular, the screen is always up and running as well as notifications so you do not need to rotate the wrist or press the power button to open as LCD or OLED displays on other smartwatches. However, due to lack of backlight, it is difficult to even watch the time and notice when in the dark.
The screen of the bracelet does not support touch, but the user can manipulate it by typing fast to choose which message or message to read. One flaw that all e-ink screen experience Test Lab also encountered on the Smart Band Talk is the phenomenon of saving images. To overcome this phenomenon, press the power button to convert the image is the old content will be wiped clean.
Functions and batteries
The Sony SWR30 smartphone bundle incorporates features that are commonly found on today’s smartphones, such as the Samsung Galaxy Gear or the LG G Watch. SmartBand Talk can be equipped with accelerometer sensors and sensors height measurement to measure steps, run, climb stairs, climbing.
Test Lab recognizes that these sensors are quite responsive and accurately identify the activity the user is doing. For example, when climbing stairs, the screen will display the corresponding icon along with the progress measurement circle, similar to jogging, walking and when the user is standing still.
The recorded data synchronizes with the smartphone to save and analyze in the Lifelog application.
In addition to the clock view, it can also be used with your phone via Bluetooth connectivity to receive calls, messages or notifications from most Android applications.
The “SmartBand Talk” dual SIM with smartphone is quite simple, and more simple with NFC, just touch the ring on the phone’s NFC icon and open the Bluetooth connection is complete. After the connection is successful, you will be directed to install the SmartBand Talk app from the Play Store to set up the bracelet’s features.
The SmartBand Talk widget can assist users in customizing alarms, notifications, incoming calls, enabling “silent” mode, navigating the screen when left or right, Color display (white / black) for SmartBand.
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In general, the functionality of SmartBand Talk is really fun and easy to use with Test Lab. The application installation process is completely automatic and Bluetooth connectivity is stable, without interruption when used within the reach of Bluetooth. When the distance between the SmartBand and the smartphone is too far away, the connection between the two devices is temporarily interrupted (the disconnect icon will appear on the bracelet screen) and can reconnect quickly when the two devices are near together.
The function receives notifications from Android smartphones (currently only supports devices running Android 4.4 KitKat or higher) fast and in real time. When a message arrives on the phone, a message on the bracelet with sound and vibration is also displayed. Text messages, emails on SmartBand just enough to see good with the usual distance. The Life Bookmark function is interesting for you to record your diary in everyday life.
Test Lab quite like the function of receiving calls on this bracelet. In addition to vibration when the call comes, SmartBand Talk also has built-in microphone and speakerphone for hands-free convenience. At a distance of about 3 microns from the bracelet to the user’s mouth, the microphone still records well, and the loudspeaker quality is large enough for voice communication in normal environments and in the work room. However, in noisy environments (off the street), you will have to close your ears to hear more clearly.
In addition, the bracelet is also equipped with waterproof functionality at a depth of 1.5 m, IP68 standard. Equipment is not affected when going swimming, going in the rain, washing hands … during Test Lab testing, of course, must close the rubber micro-USB cover lid on the bottom of SmartBand Talk.
In terms of battery life, Sony claims it can reach 3 days of normal use and 1 hour of continuous talk time. Test Lab experiment with common tasks is to connect Bluetooth with smartphone continuously, listen to call about 10 minutes with speakerphone, update Facebook notifications, email and SMS, after 1 day this bracelet is 40% Pin.
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