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Sony SmartBand 2 SWR12

Sony SmartBand 2 SWR12
alaScore 87

32 reviews

Sep, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 32 reviews of Sony SmartBand 2 SWR12. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Activity/Fitness Trackers for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Activity/Fitness Trackers the Sony SmartBand 2 SWR12 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Sony SmartBand 2 SWR12 from The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Activity/Fitness Trackers on

100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony SWR12 SmartBand 2 Armband - whiteSony SWR12 SmartBand 2 Armband - white

Sep, 2017

Expert review by: Chris Hall (

Sony SmartBand 2 review: Life tracking that misses a beat


The latest addition to Sony's SmartWear range is the SmartBand 2, a fitness tracking band with an updated Sony Core unit - the main heart of the device which slips into the accompanying wristband - that now adds heart-rate monitoring to the party. The...

Comfortable, built-in heart-rate monitoring, some interesting elements in apps

Lacks some basic metrics like distance, couldn't detect running accurately, battery life too short

The Sony SmartBand 2 develops on last year's offering, improving the comfort and fit and widening the range of features that it offers. It's an interesting proposition as it offers a little more than some of the basic activity trackers, without going...

Oct, 2015

Expert review by: (

Sony SmartBand 2 review


Sony's second SmartBand lacks the pace-sensing skills for success

Sleekly styled step tracking ; Comfortable enough to wear 24/7 ; Fairly accurate

Poor battery life ; Lack of a display makes notifications meaningless ; Partner app fails to motivate

A minimalistic wrist-wrapper with a paired-back phone companion make for meaningless motion monitoring

Jan, 2016

Expert review by: Chris Barraclough (

Sony Smartband 2 Review: In Depth


Sony Smartband 2 (SWR12) Review: We rock Sony's latest fitness wearable, the Smartband 2, featuring built-in heart rate monitoring & smart sleep features.

Light and customisable design ; Heart rate monitor ; iOS and Android ; Waterproof

Short battery life ; Need app for feedback ; Less smart than UP3

Sony’s Smartband 2 doesn’t do anything revolutionary, despite being a decent little fitness wearable. Like many fitness trackers it can monitor your daily movements and sleep patterns on a fairly basic level, while the built-in heart rate monitor is...

Sep, 2015

Expert review by: Mark Peters (

Sony SmartBand 2


Sony SmartBand 2 multi-sensor life-logger : Sony Mobile announced the SmartBand 2, a multi-sensor lifelogger that provides full-scale insights about your fitness, well-being and stress levels. The Sony SmartBand 2 automatically tracks activities such...

Inside the same SmartBand modular 'core' form factor, SmartBand 2’s accelerometer and heart rate sensors work together to monitor pulse and heart rate variability, allowing you to gauge overall fitness, excitement and stress levels throughout the day....

Aug, 2015

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Sony SmartBand 2 review

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The Sony Smartband 2 looks stylish, and has a built-in heart rate monitor. But are looks everything? We put it through our tough tests to see if it can match up for functionality, features and accuracy.

Dec, 2015

Expert review by: Jonathan Bray (

Sony SmartBand 2 review: A finger on the pulse


Sony squeezes a heart-rate monitor and IP68 waterproofing into its latest fitness tracker

Despite its shortcomings, the Sony SmartBand 2 is decent fitness tracker. It’s good value for a fitness tracker with a heart-rate monitor included, and it delivers more useful heart-rate data than the Jawbone UP3, which tracks your pulse only while...

Sep, 2015

Consumer review by: Thumbs (

Fantastic watch and fitbit


The watch strap could be better but other than that great bit of kit

May, 2017

Consumer review by: Kay57 (

very good


does exactly what it says on the tin. design is great, it looks very sleek. doesn't matter if u get it a bit wet. battery only last ruffly 2 days which is disappointing and it can be a little sensitive when it's counting your steps. strap can be a...

Apr, 2017

Consumer review by: sams80 (

Does the job!


It is comfortable to wear and a very simple design. Not flashy at all as no display or info on the actual band, just 3 small dots that light up on the side. I find it accurate and useful with the app on my phone,

Sep, 2016

Consumer review by: Alex (



3-5 days battery life (depending on how many calls I get a day).

Sep, 2016

Product Specifications

Energy Management

Battery Life:5


Position location: No


Active minutes: Yes
Distance traveled: Yes
Hours slept: Yes
Pedometer: Yes
Personal goals: Yes