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Sony SmartBand logs a digital you (pictures)

Sony thinks step counting is so pedestrian. Its new SmartBand is no mere pedometer but rather a complete life-logging solution able to keep tabs on where you go, what you do, and who you're with.

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Sony's inventive SmartBand

Finally shown in the flesh at MWC 2014, the Sony SmartBand links to smartphones to keep tabs on your life.
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Soft and flexible

Like the Fitbit Flex, the Sony SmartBand uses a soft, flexible wrist strap.
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What's hidden inside

The SmartBand also shares with the Fitbit Flex a modular design.
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Put in in the pocket

The SmartBand's wristband has a pouch to place the Orb tracking unit.
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Sync it up

The SmartBand syncs with the Lifelog mobile app to record your activities such as steps and sleep, plus location and social media data.

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