DentsuBlue is going to release a padlock-style device - 246 Padlock - for ¥10,246 in early December. Its opening and closing is controlled via Bluetooth network using a smartphone with the dedicated application.
Genuine leather is used as the exterior material, and there are 5 colors available (Ivory White, Stone Gray, Lump Black, Night Blue and Bordeaux Red).
SmartBand SWR10 is a wearable device to work with your smartphone and record daily activities such as exercise and walking, sleep time, and smartphone usage information (photos taken, music played, phone calls, SNS, etc.).
The Japanese major online store Rakuten and the American company Livescribe yesterday agreed to sell a smartpen called Livescribe 3 on Rakuten Books.
As soon as you write on the accompanying paper notebook with the Livescribe 3 smartpen, the lines, letters or graphics you write get instantly displayed on a smartphone or tablet that has the Livescribe+ application installed. The notes are editable and searchable. Also, the hand-written letters can be converted into digital text.
Samsung's new Tizen OS-powered wristwatch-style smart device Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo were unveiled at MWC 2014 (Mobile World Congress 2014), in Barcelona, Spain. They are due to be released around the world this coming April. The release timing in Japan is TBD.
Both devices have a 1.63-inch Super AMOLED display (320x320). They can work with Samsung smartphones so emails, phone calls, SNS messages and so on will be noticed on the display of Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo.
ARES Inc., Japanese sports GPS device production company, is going to release watch-style Android device ARES EC309 for 29,800 yen in the beginning of February. It allows you to do data communication and make a phone call via a 3G (WCDMA) connection with a micro SIM.
Unlike a regular watch style device that works well by connecting with a smartphone via Bluetooth, ARES EC309 enables you to connect internet, send emails, download applications bought from Google Play directly.
Sony Mobile Communications unveiled their new vision for wearable technology called SmartWear Experience, and as a part of the related service, they introduced a life activities logging application called Lifelog, a small device called Core that enables data collection for application use, and a waterproof wristband style device called SmartBand SWR10.