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Engadget Jan 7, 2014

It's a different device to begin with: an activity tracker with no screen. Sony's still keeping it all pretty vague, but going on the details of the colorful, oddly appealing app, it's more life logger than health monitor.

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Mashable Jan 7, 2014

When worn on the wrist, the Core/SmartBand is intended to be a simpler, more specialized product than Sony's SmartWatch. Sony also showed off a few different wearables, such as a lanyard and bulkier bracelets.

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TrustedReviews Jan 7, 2014

We're swamped by fitness trackers at the moment, and as yet the SmartBand doesn't appear to offer any jaw-dropping features that separate it from the rest.

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T3 Jan 7, 2014

The amount of data the app collects and how it's used raises important questions over privacy, but it's a certainly a compelling product that we look forward to seeing in action.

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TechRadar Jan 7, 2014

While there are some design flaws, it's comfortable to the touch and lightweight, save for the bulk of the Core. It's functions are basic - really the most complicated thing about it is the Lifelog app.

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The Verge Jan 6, 2014

We got a chance to check out the hardware at Sony's booth, and it's absurdly tiny and light. Sony says the battery life is about five days on a single charge. That's not too surprising since the only display on it are three tiny LED lights that go on when you click its one button.

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phoneArena Jan 9, 2014

Simplicity is golden, or so the Sony design team, responsible for the Core and the SmartBand, must have thought, and they're not entirely wrong. The Core is a small, USB stick-sized piece of tech, that appears to be the brains behind Sony's entire wearables strategy.

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Android Police Jan 7, 2014

Wearing a SmartBand isn't entirely a passive experience. The bracelet has buttons that you can use to toggle music on your paired phone. It can also interact with the Lifelog companion app that displays all of the data it gathers about you.

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Digital Trends Jan 8, 2014

Sony's Core hopes to be inside every piece of wearable tech you own. We aren't yet sure if the idea has legs, but we like what we've seen so far.

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Expert Reviews Jan 8, 2014

Core is also tied in to your smartphone phone as both a control and an extension of what your phone can do. So, if you get a call on your phone, your Core will start to vibrate, making you aware of it. With no display, you'll still need to get your phone out to see who's calling, though.

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