That new heart rate monitor also seems to be ravaging the device’s battery-life. This year’s model is only looking at two days, according to Sony. That’s a huge step down from the first Smartband, which got around five, and even that was a far cry from the battery life of other activity trackers from Fitbit and Withings. It will be holding on to waterproofing, though.


Sony is dubbing the SmartBand 2 “a multi-sensor lifelogger,” because it gives people a more data-driven view of fitness, stress levels and “well-being.” I’m not really sure how one measures well-being, but Sony seems to think its Lifelog app should do the trick. That app works much like other fitness apps do, the biggest difference being that it also tracks data tied to when the band’s owner takes pictures, listens to music, watches TV and even plays games on the handset.

Um... ok? That sounds a little creepy, but we won’t know exactly what level of creepy until the SmartBand 2 launches in September for €120—or roughly $135—meaning Sony may be upping the US price from last year’s $100 wearable.