Sony SmartBand Talk SWR30

Sony SmartBand Talk SWR30

Sony SmartBand Talk SWR30 Features

  • Fitness Activity and Burned Calories tracking
  • Distance and Steps counting
  • Sleep Tracking with Sleep Reports
  • Splash-proof
  • Three Day Battery Life
  • Android Compatibility

Sony SmartBand Talk SWR30 Specs

Basic Info

Wear TypeWristband

Activity & Fitness Tracking

Sleep Analysis / Sleep Time
Heart Rate / Pulse
Stairs / Floors
Exercise Tagging
Smart Coach
Goal Setting
Inactivity Alertn/a

Additional Features

Watch / Clock
Alarm Clock
Music Playbackn/a
ReportsActivity, Sleep

Smartphone Remote Features

Caller ID
Music Control
Call Controln/a
Camera Controln/a
Find Phonen/a


Duration3 days
Battery TypeRechargeable Battery

Physical Specs

Water Resistance
Weight24 grams
Dimensions23.5 mm x 9.5 mm


Display TechnologyE-ink Screen
Display Sizen/a
Screen Resolutionn/a
Color Displayn/a
Touch Screenn/a


OS X / Mac
Windows Phone
Web Portal
Social Featuresn/a



Sports and Fitness Activities

Best For:
  • All-Day Activity
  • Running
  • Training
  • Walking

Sony SmartBand Talk SWR30 Review

You might have guessed that “Talk” in the device name would mean that you are able to receive handsfree calls while in motion. The battery life could be described as very good since the screen itself does not drain the battery too much. The screen itself is actually larger than you would expect and the design sort of resembles a watch. Wearing it feels comfy and you will probably forget you wear it at all, due to its low weight. It’s waterproof but it can only run an Android version 4.4 or higher.

Pros / What Customers Like:

  • The display is e-ink, which means it only displays in black and white, which is the reason the battery can last up to five days.
  • It’s waterproof.
  • Hands-free calling is also very useful since you can either answer a call or initiate it yourself. There is also a variety of voice commands available for you to use.

Cons / What Customers Don't Like:

  • The tracker itself is very expensive and it may repel casual fitness activists who are not so dedicated.
  • Its functionality is sort of limited and it lacks some additional thrown-in features which other manufacturers tend to include in their products.


First of all, this fitness tracker is quite easy to use. The display is black and white and the band keeps track of many things that occur to you during the day, for example, it will show you what pictures you took and who you talked to during the day, displaying it in its Lifelong app. This means this fitness tracker is genuinely a useful piece of equipment to use during the day. We just wished it contained some extra functions such as a heart rate monitor or GPS tracker.

Compatible Applications

  • Lifelog


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Expert Reviews and Ratings

  • • Expert Review by Britta O'Boyle

    Sony isn't a new player in the world of wearables, it was one of the first companies to kick a ball in the field of ... Full review

    3.5of 5
  • • Expert Review by Chris Haslam

    Simple, stylish and suitably smart stuff from Sony, the Smartband Talk packs in the features and boasts a decent battery life compared to the rest. ... Full review

    4of 5
  • • Expert Review by Chris Barraclough

    If you’re an Android user after a simple-to-use wearable device, I’d definitely recommend checking out the Sony SmartBand Talk. Set-up is easy and it’s blissfully ... Full review

    4of 5
  • • Expert Review by Paul Lamkin

    While the SmartBand Talk definitely looks to be an improvement on Sony's original lifestyle tracker, it's not really accurate enough to compete with the established ... Full review

    3of 5
  • • Expert Review by Ashleigh Macro

    Overall, we found the SmartBand Talk to be a good fitness tracker that collects lots of useful data (as well as lots that isn't useful ... Full review

    7of 10
  • • Expert Review by Andrew Hoyle

    The SmartBand Talk's screen, waterproof design and ability to show your incoming notifications make it a useful piece of tech to wear, even if you're ... Full review

    7.5of 10
  • • Expert Review by Tim Danton

    A fitness band that doubles as a smartwatch – there’s a huge amount to love about the always-on SmartBand Talk Full review

    4of 5
  • • Expert Review by Andy Boxall

    Sony's SmartBand Talk is ideal for anyone who can't decide whether to buy a fitness tracker or a smartwatch. Full review

    7of 10
  • • Expert Review by Aatif Sulleyman

    As this is predominantly a fitness tracker, there’s an accelerometer and an altimeter built in, which track movement and elevation respectively. Unfortunately, this movement is limited to walking and running – you can’t specify whether you’re cycling or swimming, which is a shame. Full review

    6of 10
  • • Expert Review by Andrew Williams

    An intriguing product, but one that's hard to work out if anyone will actually want it. Full review

    3.5of 5

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