The Sony SmartBand 2 is very simply designed with just a LED, vibrator, and side push button to interface with the user. Like other wearable products, the SmartBand supports features like finding your paired smartphone, notification of receipt of e-mail or phone calls, and wake-up alarms. Click here to see how to set up the SmartBand 2 with the Xperia Z3. I took the SmartBand 2 through its paces while cycling. I attached the Xperia Z3 to the mountain bike handle bar and also used the Runtastic App to monitor speed, distance, and location.
In the normal mode, the Sony SmartBand 2 measures the heart rate at 10 minute intervals. However, if you go to the continuous measurement mode, you can see your heart rate in real time which is useful during periods of peak activity. The Sony SmartBand 2 works well and is great for users that like to stay within the Sony product ecosystem.