Sony’s latest toy is your personal DJ & trainer

Sony Smart B-Trainer
Sony Smart B-Trainer

Meet the Smart B-Trainer that Sony announced this morning. It features intelligent music playback based on your heart rate, various training plans, and real time voice coaching.

Developed for runners, the Smart B-Trainer comes in a non-slip neckband-style housing and integrates Sony’s latest audio advancements with the latest sensor and software technologies.

It consists of the SSE-BTR1 headphone-integrated device that is packed with six types of sensors – heart rate, acceleration, GPS, compass, gyro and barometer – and measures as well as records 11 types of running logs – heart rate, burned calories, distance, time, speed, pace, cadence, steps, stride, running route and elevation.

The Smart Smart B-Trainer

Based on a preset user profile and heart rate goal, the Smart B-Trainer measures your heart rate and automatically selects music for efficient training. Music tempo analysis is carried out by Sony’s 12 Tone Analysis technology, which extracts a variety of metadata through signal and statistical processing to analyse music waveforms.

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, and vice versa when your heart rate is lower than the targeted speed.

Additionally, you can also adjust the tempo of the song to match your mood at the time of running.

The Smart B-Trainer App

Smart B-Trainer for Running is an app that enables you to manage running logs on your smartphone by looking back at graphs of past track records to give you a clearer picture of your training progress.

The Smart B-Trainer offers a range of options, enabling you to manually set running goals for the day (time, distance, burned calories, pace, etc.), or select from theme-based trainings, such as “Fat burning training” or “Endurance training”.

After completing your workout, transfer your running log to the Smart B-Trainer for running app to view results. Easily compare your current session with past records through graphs and comparisons, assess your progress, and aim higher.

The waterproof band features a built-in memory of 16GB. Additionally, it also serves as a Bluetooth headset and is available in both black and white.

The Smart B-Trainer from Sony is currently available at Sony Boutique, at The Dubai Mall for Dh999.

Sony Smart B-Trainer