Sony just got into the wearable activity tracker game, with their new product, The Core. The Core — which looks like it’s about 2.5cm long by half that wide — can be worn in a pocket or placed into a sleek wrist band. Sony says it may be the smallest product they’ve ever made.
Using Sony’s LifeLog app (which will be on the new Xperia smartphones), Sony claims that it will track not only your physical motion, but also your emotion. What the hell does that mean? Things like location tracking and logging your photos. But who knows. It’s still early in the process but it’s obvious that Sony wants this to be more than a fitness tracker and become a way to log your life. Sony says they’ll be announcing many partnerships soon, and perhaps it will become clearer then.
Sony is also putting the Core inside the SmartBand, its upcoming fitness tracker. Details on this wearable device were thin, but a Sony exec was sporting a colourful flavour of the fitness tool on stage, and said they’ll have more to say about it later this year at Mobile World Congress. It’s definitely piqued our curiosity.