Back at CES this year, Sony announced their new SmartBand wearable, a somewhat discreet wristband that would track your activities over the course of a day and log everything. As with any piece of wearable tech out there, the SmartBand needs a smartphone to work at all, and a specific app to relay all the information its collected from your day. That app is Lifelog, and Sony have been teasing it for quite some time now, along with the SmartBand itself. Now, Lifelog has been released to the Google Play Store, but curiously it’s only available for Xperia devices as of writing.
The Lifelog app is essential to get the most out of the SmartBand, it tracks everything you do throughout the day, how many calories you’ve burned for instance, how far you traveled, how you slept etc etc. It also works with other parts of your smartphone, using the GPS and camera side of things to tell you where you took a photo and at what time. It all comes together pretty nicely, and for those looking to get into the whole life logging thing, this is one of the better solutions out there. It will however, require you to purchase a SmartBand, which is currently unavailable until May 1st or so. So, despite the fact that you can download the app onto your Xperia device, it won’t be as useful as it could be until next month.
What’s really confusing here however, is the fact that the Lifelog app is only available for Xperia devices. Hopefully, this is fixed soon as the SmartBand that Sony is selling from the beginning of next month will be pretty much useless without it. The accessory itself is designed to work with any Android device running Android 4.3 and up, so why this app is only available for Xperia devices baffles me. Still, if you’re one of Sony’s chosen ones, then you can go ahead and give it a try at the source link below. For everyone else though, take a look at the trailer and see what’s in store for you (hopefully) next month when the SmartBand itself launches.