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09 June 2015
Run With The Beat to Sony’s New Smart B-Trainer™

Run With The Beat to Sony's New Smart B-Trainer™

All-in-one running device that personalises your running regime and features versatile training plans through apps.

(KUALA LUMPUR, 9 th June 2015) - Sony today announced the new Smart B-Trainer™, an all-in-one training device and application that literally motivates your exercise regime with its range of features, such as intelligent music playback based on heart rate1 monitoring, various training plans, and real time voice coaching2.

Developed with the modern runner in mind, the Smart B-Trainer™ comes in a neckband- style housing, and is non-slip to provide you the freedom to run as you like. This sports companion integrates Sony's latest audio advancements with the latest sensor and software technologies to provide a holistic exercise experience. 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.

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 running3.

Smart B-Trainer™ for Running4 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. After you finish a workout, you can transfer the running log 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. With more detailed awareness of training progress, "settings goals for a sense of accomplishment" leads to more effective, sustainable training. It also provides a versatile selection of training plans, so you can choose one that fits your goals - be it to get in shape, build strength, or even to prepare for a marathon. After making your selection, send the plan to the Smart B- Trainer™ via Bluetooth® to begin training immediately.

Users will be able to integrate their training with the Basic Plan configured with the device. The Basic Plan 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 "to 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 built-in memory of 16GB5 stores up to approximately 3,900 songs6, so you won't have to worry about running out of songs to listen to while exercising. The Smart B-Trainer™ has waterproof performance equivalent to IPX5/IPX87, so you can run without the worry of sudden rain showers. Additionally, it can be used as a Bluetooth® headset to answer calls hands-free.

The Smart B-Trainer™ will be available in Malaysia from 15th June 2015 onwards. For more information on the Smart B-Trainer™, please click here for product information and click here for the global website.

Key features

Customisation / Race time forecast / Mapping / Training analysis / Logging / Pace reset / Mobile function**

Pricing and Availability

The Smart B-Trainer™ is priced at RM999.00 (incl. of GST) and will be available at Sony Stores KLCC & The Curve, selected Sony Centres nationwide, The Marathon Shop, and via


Memory (Available capacity may vary)



Hi-Speed USB(USB 2.0 compliant)


Heart Rate, GPS, Accelerometer, Gyro, e- Compass, Pressure

Water Resistance

IPX5/IPX8 (IEC 60529) or equivalent

Power Source

Built-in Rechargeable lithium-ion Battery, USB power (from a computer via a USB Cradle of the player)

Maximum Recordable Number of Songs and Time

MP3 128 kbps: 3900, Linear PCM 1411 kbps:


Recharge Time (USB-based charging)

Approx. 1.5 hours

Operating Temperature

5 °C to 35 °C



Output (headphones)

Frequency response 20 to 20,000 Hz (when playing data file, single signal measurement)

Communication system

Bluetooth specification version 4.0

Output (Bluetooth)

Bluetooth specification Power Class 2

Maximum communication range

Line of sight approx. 10 meters (30 feet)*2

Frequency band

2.4 GHz band (2.4000 GHz - 2.4835 GHz)

Compatible Bluetooth profiles


Supported Codec



Approx. 43g

Battery Life (Training Menu)

GPS ON: Approx. 3-5 hours GPS OFF: Approx. 4-6 hours

Battery Life (Music Playback)

GPS ON: Approx. 3-5 hours GPS OFF: Approx. 6-14 hours

Audio Formats Supported

MP3 (32 to 320kbps), WMA/ASF(32 to 192kbps), Linear-PCM/Wave-Riff (1411kbps), AAC/MP4 (16 to 320kbps)




USB Cable, Earbuds (swimming & normal), USB cradle, carrying pouch, adjustment band, adjustment covers for heart rate sensors

**Applications are free of charge, but additional charges apply for a separate package for usage with a smart phone.

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About Sony Malaysia

Sony (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. began operations in Malaysia on 31 October 1973. The company specialises in marketing, sales and service for a wide range of consumer electronics products as well as broadcast & professional products and solutions. There are in total 2 Sony Stores and 55 Sony Centre outlets nationwide, offering consumers the latest Sony products and services.

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For media enquiries, please contact:

Bryan Chow

Brand Communications

Sony Malaysia Sdn. Bhd.

Tel: +6019 327 3960


Hideyuki Wada


Sony Malaysia Sdn. Bhd.




1 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.

2 Music playback linked to heart rate and audio advice from professional coaches are supported in some exercise plans only.

3 Supported in the Basic Training Plan where you can set time and distance.

4 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.

5 This is the total capacity available including space for maintaining and managing measurement data, music, and audio data.

6 When only music is transferred to the built-in memory (calculated as 1 song = 4 minutes, 128kbps).

7 JIS waterproof protection class IPX8 (protection class against water immersion) shows that according to Sony testing conditions, a swimming earpiece was attached and submerged in 2.0 meter deep water for 30 minutes without damaging the product. JIS waterproof protection class IPX5 (protection class against a stream of water) shows that in conditions where a nozzle with an inner diameter of 6.3 mm was used to spray water from an approximate distance of 3 meters at 12.5 l/minute for more than 3 minutes, the main unit functioned normally even when sprayed directly with water from all directions. Liquids covered under waterproof protection are fresh water, tap water, sweat, and pool water. When using underwater, Bluetooth and some measurement functions (heart rate, pressure, GPS, etc.) will not function properly.

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