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Back at this year's Mobile World Congress, Sony unveiled its new SmartBand SWR10 activity tracker (like everyone else) and a Lifelog app to go with it. Together, the pair will be able to track your location, activities, and certain social data. Sony still has the SmartBand listed as coming soon on its site (despite Newegg showing it as in-stock and the accessory being temporarily available on Amazon last month), but the company has now released the Lifelog companion app into the Play Store.

The app is currently limited to the Xperia Z2, Xperia Z Ultra, Xperia Z1, and Xperia Z1 Compact. Sony says broader compatibility will arrive in the weeks ahead, and hopefully so - otherwise this tracker is already at a disadvantage against more established competitors such as Fitbit and Jawbone, regardless of its extra features.

That said, the band and app do function as more than glorified pedometers. This band can vibrate for phone calls and text messages and be used to control music playback. Sony especially emphasizes the ability to set "life bookmarks," little reminders to review photos, music, or other activity for a designated point in time.

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We don't know when to expect the SmartBand SWR10 for wide availability, but you can hit up the Play Store listing below to familiarize yourself with the software in advance.

Source: Sony Mobile

Bertel King, Jr.
Born and raised in the rural South, Bertel knows what it's like to live without 4G LTE - or 3G, for that matter. The only things he likes sweeter than his tea are his gadgets, and while few objects burn more than a metal phone on a summer day, he prefers them that way anyway.

  • Dustin Humann

    WHY Sony why. I have had my SmartBand for a week and I still can't download this for my Z1s! Thank you T-Mobile for not updating your devices to KitKat in a timely manner...

  • bob

    Sub

  • Mark Menning

    Can someone please pull the apk so we can work on getting compatibility with other devices ourselves??

  • Sunny365

    Haha guess I'll be getting a Gear Fit first and a Sony band some time later (if at all). I guess I should be thanking them for making the decision easier. I really don't understand the point of limited availability. It's silly with the Samsung gear line but at least in their case they have a crap load of devices to work with but Sony really can't say the same~especially if you consider those that DO have Sony products but don't meet the minimum requirements. Le sigh.

  • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii
  • kekin

    Only compatible with Xperia devices!!! Sucks!!!