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Sony SmartBand 2 SWR12

Sony SmartBand 2 SWR12
alaScore 91

95 reviews

Aug, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 95 reviews of Sony SmartBand 2 SWR12. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Sony SmartBand 2 SWR12 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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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


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 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 : 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 : 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

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Sony SmartBand 2 review

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The Sony Smartband 2 activity tracker 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 against newer activity trackers for functionality, features and accuracy.

Dec, 2015

Consumer review (

Fantastic watch and fitbit


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

May, 2017

Consumer review (

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 (

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

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

Sep, 2016

Product Specifications


Color of product:Black / White
Device type:Wristband


Touch screen: No

Energy Management

Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)


Position location:N

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):5 - 99
Operating relative humidity range:5 - 99
Operating temperature (T-T):-20 - 60
Operating temperature range (T-T):-20 - 60
Storage relative humidity (H-H):20 - 95
Storage relative humidity range:20 - 95


Accelerometer: Yes
Active minutes:Y
Distance traveled:Y
Heart rate monitor: Yes
Hours slept:Y
Personal goals:Y
Position location:N

Ports & interfaces

Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
Connectivity Technology:Wireless
Near Field Communication (NFC): Yes
USB connector type:Micro-USB
Wi-Fi: No
Wireless technologies:Wireless


Battery Life:5
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)

System Requirements

Mobile operating systems supported:Android 4.4, Android 5.0, Android 5.1, iOS 8.2, iOS 8.3, iOS 8.4, iOS 9.0, iOS 9.1, iOS 9.2, iOS 9.3

Weight & Dimensions