Sony launches new Wena watch accessories

New Sony Wena watch smart straps - Wena Wrist and Wena Wrist Leather, available for purchase in Japan in July and December
Sony Wena watch with new smart straps
While the Wena Wrist Leather with a new FeliCa module is scheduled to arrive in December, the basic steel band simply known as Wena Wrist should hit the market next week, but it will only be available in Japan.
Codrut Nistor,

Sony might not launch a new Android Wear-driven smartwatch anytime soon, but the Japanese brand has just unveiled a new set of smart accessories for the Wena wearable. This is quite a shady product since it surfaced back in late 2015 as a crowdfunded premium smartwatch and then it disappeared, but it seems that some eventually reached the Japanese market.

Sony Wena now combines an analog smartwatch module and a smart strap. The strap can track activities and deliver notifications thanks to a LED integrated into the bracelet. The Wena Wrist Leather comes with a smart module in the band that can provide electronic payment capabilities, but it will only hit the market in December, reveals Sony. 

Those in a hurry can get the Wena Wrist stainless steel band in just a few days. This accessory also comes with electronic payment features, as well as smartphone notifications and fitness tracking. Sadly, it seems like both the Wena Wrist Leather and the Wena Wrist need a time piece to be added. The good part is that non-Sony watches might be compatible as well.  

Since Sony has no English language press release about the Wena watch and accessories, it is very likely never to see them reaching other markets, unfortunately.


Sony Japan (translated)

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Codrut Nistor, 2017-07- 4 (Update: 2017-07- 4)
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Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.