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When Your Personal Fitness Trainer Is An A.I.

This is as close as it can
get. Sony unveils the Smart B-Trainer which talks to you while you clock that
run, and is the answer to all your fitness wearable needs.

This
gadget is not just your conventional wrist fitness wearable that only measures your
heartbeat and steps you have walked in a day. Sony has gone many steps further
and created an all-in-one, neckband-style, training device that motivates you
while accurately recording your run. Meet the all new and hot off the shelves,
Smart B-Trainer from Sony.

Designed By Runners for Runners

No one
understands how annoying it is to be carrying so wearing so many devices when
out for a run, other than runners themselves. The Smart B-Trainer is specially
designed with the runner in mind, whether you are just a casual runner to those
training for ultra-marathons. Expect this lightweight device to accurately measure just about
everything pertinent for a run while doing away with those annoying cable-y
devices, uncomfortable chest straps and insole measuring devices in a bid to
accurately measure your run.

 

Measures Just About Everything
and In Any Weather

The
Smart B-trainer is packed with six types of sensors, namely heart rate,
acceleration, GPS, compass, gyro and barometer. This means that this one device
alone is able to measure your heart rate, burned calories, distance, time,
speed, pace, cadence, steps taken, stride, track your running route and even
elevation. With all the accurate measurements that this Smart B-Trainer tracks,
it allows you to make smarter training decisions without the hassle.

Even
with our tropical and unpredictable climate here in Asia where one minute it is
gloriously sunny and the next it is raining, the Smart B-Trainer is equipped
with a waterproof feature. So no more excuses for you not to clock your run
when it starts to drizzle or when caught in a sudden downpour.

 

Your Very Own Personal Trainer with
Music

Instead
of constantly looking at your GPS sport watch or your Smartphone, the Smart
B-trainer talks you through your workout. It tells you exactly how you are
running be it your running speed, distance covered and whether you need to get
a move on or slow down as you clock your run.

In
addition, the Smart B-Trainer is also a 16GB MP3 player that will automatically
select music for efficient training based on your current heart rate. This is
all based on a preset user profile and heart rate goal that you would
separately set for yourself on Smart B-Trainer’s Smartphone application. What
this means is that when your heart rate is higher than your targeted speed, a
song with slower tempo will be automatically selected to guide you to slow down
your pace and vice versa. However, it is now all lost. You still have ultimate
control over the music selections and able to adjust the music to match your
mood during that particular run!

 

Every Smart Device Has an
Application

The
Smart B-Trainer for Running is a mobile application that enables you to manage
your running logs. It also provides a selection of specific training plans, so you
can choose one that would fit your running goals whether it is to get in shape,
build stamina or to prepare you for that marathon, the app has got a training
plan for everyone.

 

Our Two Cents Worth

This
is a really nifty gadget especially if you are like us and hate to hold onto or
wearing additional items during a run. No cables, additional unnecessary weight
and it even works as a MP3 player. However, with all that has been said we are
going to put the Smart B-Trainer to the test and see if it really works as
awesomely as it sounds. So stay tuned for our post-Smart-B-Trainer article within
the next couple of weeks, in the mean time if you are looking out for wearables
read more
here.

 

Sony’s
Smart B-Trainer is now available at all Sony Stores, Sony Centres and seleted
Sony authorised dealers in Singapore. It is available in five distinct colours
(yellow, white, blue, pink and black) and retails for SG$399.

 

 

By Geralyne Kaye Ong / June 11, 2015 7:05PM GMT+8

 

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