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    What is it about this time of year and us finally getting our hands on products that launched all the way back at the CES in January? Does the threat of the year's halfway point looming just over the horizon convince manufacturers to finally get their acts together and make these long-ago-announced products available for sale? We just saw AT&T reveal plans for the release of the ASUS PadFone X, and now it's Sony's turn to bring some CES-product goodness our way, as it starts US sales of its SmartBand wearable. Now, to Sony's credit, the SmartBand has already been available in other ...

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    More smartphone users are trying out fitness trackers every day, and while there are a lot of options out there, all too often we're limited in what's accessible to us based on what phone we're carrying. Sony, for instance, introduced its SmartBand tracker back at CES, and while it was both a more flexible and affordable option than some of its competition, so far its usage has been constrained to Sony Xperia models. This week that changes, as Sony updates both its Lifelog app and the SmartBand SWR10 app itself to support non-Sony Androids. The SmartBand SWR10 app lets you configure the ...

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    Although the "wearables" category is somewhat new to Pocketnow, devices that are meant to be worn, rather than carried, have been around for quite some time. In the very early days they were called pocket watches. Eventually they evolved into timekeepers that we wore around our wrists. Original versions just kept track of time, but other features were added in: day of the week, day of the month, and even moon phases eventually came to wrist watches. Some got barometers, stopwatches, countdown times, calculators, even simple calendars. When Microsoft released its SPOT technology, and began ...

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    Late last night, we brought you news of two of Sony's new smartphones: the Xperia Z1S (which ended up being essentially a Z1) and the Xperia Z1 Compact (which is basically a Z1F – and also, the hardware we were expecting the Z1S to be). Both are very attractive phones, but that wasn't all Sony brought to CES to show off: we also got to learn about the company's new wearable, its SmartBand with Core. Make no mistake, though: there's nothing “smart” about the SmartBand; ultimately, it's just a plastic housing for Core. That little white unit is the heart of this experience, and beyond ...

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