With the Smart B-Trainer™, Sony introduces the ideal companion for the modern runner, effectively replacing all conventional running gadgets that have come to clutter the otherwise minimalistic sport in recent times. A convenient all-in-one solution, the Smart B-Trainer™ can be easily controlled using the “Smart B-Trainer for Running” app from your Smartphone, and goes well beyond the boundaries of normal sports headphones to include various training programmes, voice coaching and multi-sensor capabilities including heart rate, turning your gruelling run into a fun and focused exercise experience.
Free to run
With its waterproof, non-slip, wireless neckband-style design, the Smart B-Trainer™ seamlessly wraps over your ears providing a secure, snug fit. And at just 43 grams it allows you to focus on the challenge ahead while you listen to your favourite fitness tunes without any interruptions.
From companion to coach
The Sony Smart B-Trainer™’s true strengths come to light when looking at its multi-sensor capabilities as it incorporates 6 sensors that record 11 types of running logs – heart rate, burned calories, distance, time, speed, pace, cadence, steps, stride, running route and elevation. This will effectively replace any gadget you could wish for during your battles against the clock. The integrated microphone that allows you to answer calls and record memos on the run is but the tip of the iceberg that elevates this gadget from a simple set of great sounding headphones to a full-blown running mate.
Run with the beat
Everything in the Smart B-Trainer™ is geared towards providing the ideal running experience; and music is no exception. As such, the Sony Smart B-Trainer™ will automatically select tunes that best reflect the tempo that you should be running at. For instance, a song with slower tempo will be automatically selected if your heart rate is too high guiding you to slow down and vice versa when your heart rate is lower than the targeted pulse. The necessary 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. Additionally, you can even adjust the tempo of the song to match your mood at the time of running.
The integrated 16GB storage space provides enough space for approximately 3,900 songs so you are sure to be spurred by your best boosting beats without having to carry your music player with you during your workout.
Take control of your fitness
Controlling your new running coach has never been easier, thanks to the “Smart B-Trainer™ for Running” app that connects wirelessly to the Bluetooth® enabled Smart B-Trainer™. Once your account is set up, you can transfer the recorded running log from the trainer to the app to view the results and easily look back on your track record through graphs and comparisons with past accumulated records, best records, and trends.
While you can set up goals manually (time, distance, burned calories, pace, etc.), the app also provides a versatile selection of theme-based trainings (“Fat burning”, “Endurance” etc.) and training plans that give you a guided progression plan. This is how even running a marathon will no longer remain a dream, but become an achievable goal! Once set up, transfer your training plan to the Smart B-Trainer™ via Bluetooth® and begin training.
There is no need to take your phone with you on your run. After completing your workout, transfer your running log to the “Smart B-Trainer™ for Running” app to view results and avoid those unwanted distractions from the outside world.
As an added bonus, you can even use the Smart B-Trainer as music player while you are swimming.
The Smart B-Trainer™ is available in blue, pink, yellow, black and white. For more information please refer to http://smartsports.sony.net/b-trainer/product/1G/WW/en.
In future you will be even able to take your workout to a professional level by synchronising your Smart B-Trainer™ with MY ASICS Training Plandeveloped by ASICS, the “True Sport Performance Brand”. Training plans created in MY ASICS can be experienced in real-time on the Smart B-Trainer™ after which you can store and manage your running logs. Simply enter the necessary details in MY ASICS, such as your current level, sex, age and training frequency to set six different periods, including Speed Training Period and Full Run Period. This way you can truly step up your game and elevate your training to a professional level.
 Pulse measurement is the generally recommended method of determining your heart rate, which is a rough indicator of intensity of exercise. This device uses a built-in sensor to measure the pulse from your ear. Results of those measurements are used to monitor the amount of exercise done or for “heart rate training”. “Pulses” here expresses “heart rate” to make it easier for users to understand. Heart Rate Training is a type of training that uses the heart rate. You can see how hard you are exercising by looking at your heart rate during exercise. It is possible to achieve effective yet safe training results by managing and controlling the intensity of training based on your heart rate.
 heart rate monitor, accelerometer, GPS, compass, gyroscope and barometer
 Supported in the Basic Training Plan where you can set time and distance.
 When only music is transferred to the built-in memory (calculated as 1 song = 4 minutes, 128kbps).
 The “Smart B-Trainer™ for Running” app is available on Google Play and the App Store from June 2015. Display and features are slightly different for Android version and iOS versions. Only Android version app can be used without SSE-BTR1. An update for iOS version app is planned later in the year so that it can be used without the device.
Coaching and similar functionalities are not available while swimming.
Collaboration with My ASICS is available for selected countries.