Sony has launched a new smartwatch which can turn regular timepieces into hardcore gadgetry. Undoubtedly, it’s a breakthrough in the smartwatch sector. With various advantages, this smart way to track the time will definitely raise up the level in a regular watch with style. It has various features such as it allows users to attach any existing watch faces with a smart band. It has added digital features such as fitness tracking and notifications.
The tech giant stated that it will enable the users to choose one of its interchangeable traditional watch faces. One can still access the similar features available on the modern smartwatches.
Wena System: Wear electronics in your sleeves
Sony’s new ‘wena’ system stands for ‘wear electronics naturally’. This technology provide you with a host of features such as contactless payment, fitness tracking and other hardware.
This further allows the users to add smart capabilities to any watch in their collection. this collection should have a gap of 18, 20 or 22mm lug, into which the watch strap fits.
The system is created by Sony employee Teppei Tsushima as part of the company’s Seed Acceleration Programme (SAP). The programme encourages employees to propose and create new product ideas.
Comparison with other smartwatches
The wena system has a small one or two line display on the strap for digital information, which separates the digital aspects of the device from the analogue.
Contrary to it, the majority of the current smartwatches or wearables feature digital touchscreens features mimic the users interactions with their mobile phone.
Wena Fitness version
Sony said, Users can easily wear the strap without a watch face, instead using it as a fitness tracking band. Therefore, the fine wrist has wena wrist has an active version.
It also features with GPS tracking and heart-rate sensors to help monitor exercise.