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SONY SMART B-TRAINER – BATTERY LIFE AND CHARGING

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SONY SMART B-TRAINER – BATTERY LIFE AND CHARGING

When it comes to battery life for a device of this size – one that packs in a whole heap of features – I wasn't expecting much. GPS tracking can drain a battery fast, as can heart rate monitoring and playing music.
So the conservative estimate of three hours didn't appear all that shocking. Although this isn't much, when it comes to running, cycling or swimming, it’s a reasonable time. Certainly, it's long enough for a full training session or several for most. Charging the device to full capacity takes about an hour and a half, so you’ll be ready to go again pretty quickly.


Charging is via a proprietary charger, into which you slot in a single headphone. Thankfully, this will plug into nearly any USB port, making charging from a computer or your smartphone’s plug possible – ideal for when you're travelling. You just need to remember to carry the small and light dock unit if you’re going to be away training for a while.
The USB cable is also used to transfer music from your computer to the Walkman. You can use drag and drop to transfer music, but if you want to take advantage of automatically matching your music to your pace, you'll need to use Sony's software to analyse your catalogue
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