Sony Wena Smart Watchstraps Add Fitness Tracking, Payments To Regular Watches

Sony has announced a new range of Wena smart watchstraps. The new accessories allow you to add fitness tracking and contactless payments feature to your regular watch. The smart watchstraps include sensors, a small display, and a battery. Additionally, a two-line display shows notifications and information about callers. Read more to find about Sony Wena Smart Watchstraps Price in India, Specifications, and Features

Sony Wena Smart Watchstraps

Price and Availability

Sony Wena Active strap GBP 349 (approx Rs 31,900)
Sony Wena Pro strap GBP 399 (approx Rs 34,500)

The Sony smart watchstraps come in two models – the silicone Wena Active (for formal watches) and the metal Wena Pro (for sporty watches). You can also choose one of Sony’s Wena watch heads. It offers the look and feel of a traditional watch. The Wena watches will cost between GBP 100 and GBP 450.

The Sony Wena Active strap is priced in the UK at GBP 349 (approx Rs 31,900). Whereas the Wena Pro strap costs GBP 399 (approx Rs 34,500). It comes in Black and Silver color options. As an introductory offer. the company is offering its basic Three Hands watch head for free with all strap purchases.

As of now, there is no information about the Indian price or launch date.

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Specifications and Features

  • Fitness tracking
  • Contactless payments
  • GPS
  • Heart rate monitor

The new Wena Pro and Wena Active fit onto existing traditional watches. The sensors and battery are placed within the clasps of the Sony Wena straps. A two-line display shows calls and other notifications from a paired smartphone. You can customize vibration and LED lighting in seven colors for quick recognition.

Both variants can track steps taken and calories burned. However, only the Wena Active comes with a GPS receiver and heart rate monitor. It can also be worn independently like a fitness tracker. While the Wena Pro strap is water resistant to 5ATM, the Wena Active can handle up to 3ATM.

The contactless payments are handled via the Sony’s Wena Pay platform (developed in partnership with Mastercard, NXP and Wirecard).

The interchangeable Wena watch heads and straps are designed to work with a variety of analog watches (including solar-powered and chronograph models). Both straps come with 18mm, 20mm, and 22mm watch lugs.

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Conclusion

The new range of Wena smart watchstraps is aimed at users who love traditional watches and but want the features of a smartwatch or fitness tracker. It was developed through in the company’s internal Seed Acceleration Programme that aims to explore ideas outside of Sony’s existing product category or business vertical. It remains to be seen how the new gadgets are received in the market.

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What do you think of the new smart watchstraps? Will you pick up the new Sony Wena Pro or Wena Active fit? Share your views with us in the comments section below.

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