Soundbrenner Core Steel Musician's Smart Watch

Core diameter: 1.70 inches (45.5 mm)
Wheel material: Stainless steel
Glass material: Scratch resistant tempered glass
Case material: Black stainless steel
Watch strap rig material: Black stainless steel
Body strap rig material: Black polycarbonate
Watch strap material: Silicone, Leather
Watch Strap Measurements (L x W x H): 9.64" x 0.86" x 0.51"

Fits wrists with a circumference of: 5.9 - 8.66 inches (150 - 220 mm)

Display type: 2x 0.68" Monochrome OLED displays
Display resolution: 96*32p
Water resistance: (IP65)
Battery type: Lithium battery
Battery life:
- 5+ days in watch mode
- 3+ days in metronome mode (0.5h of metronome practice/day)
- 3h of metronome practicing in one charge
Sensors: G-Sensor (Accelerometer for raise to wake function)
Supported Languages: English (Firmware update Q1 2020: German, Spanish, French, Italian, Chinese (simplified), Chinese (traditional), Korean, Japanese.)
Smartphone compatibility: iOS and Android (at least Bluetooth 4.0 required)
LED ring: 8 RGB LEDs, 1 additional RGB LED in the center
Connectivity: Bluetooth 4.0
Smart notifications: (Available in early 2020 through firmware update)
Accept/decline phone calls: (Available in early 2020 through firmware update)
Calendar notifications: (Available in early 2020 through firmware update)
Tuner suitable for: guitar, bass guitar (ukulele, violin through software update in Q1 2020)
Contact tuner: (Piezo microphone)
Design: Clip on/magnetic attachment
Calibration: Factory calibrated
Microphone: Piezo/Contact Microphone
Easy Tune: (visual+cent tuning)
Tuning range:
- Min: 26 Hz (G#0)
- Max: 416 Hz (G#4), (416+-700 Hz (F5) in firmware update Q1 2020)
A4 range/Reference pitch: 410 - 480 Hz
Tuning accuracy: +/- 1 cent
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 1.5 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 8 x 6 x 4 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): SBCS-01
(1 ratings)
Submitted December 28, 2019 by Pedro G in Burleson, TX
"Buy the Pulse, not the core"
I acquired mine via Kickstarter. The device build quality is poor. Do not expect one solid screen. The display is a large plastic piece with 2 cutouts for a watch display on the bottom and top. The wheel is scratchy and inconsistent. The light up ring is not solid, but shows uneven levels of illumination. The decibel meter is a gimmick at best, and when comparing side by side to my dedicated dB meter, it is proven innaccurate. The notifications do NOT work, it was released by soundbrenner knowing this feature does not currently function as of 12/28/19. They plan to release an update to enable the function in "q1". This is a direct quote from support. Considering they delayed the release of the watch from March 2019 to December 2019, with many backers not receiving their devices yet, I wouldn't get my hopes up on a timely release. The watch functions without your phone, but turning the metronome on requires tapping the screen, which changes your tempo right before the metronome starts, as tap tempo is automatically enabled. This is an oversight that really requires you to have your phone at all times so the device functions properly. The final nail in the coffin is the water rating. It is rated at IP66, meaning it is splash resistant and dust resistant. Given the poor build, I should have realized this was an over promise as well. I had my watch on when it started raining. I walked out of the car into a store, and the watch died. Now I have nothing. As a read more Kickstarter backer I paid 180 including shipping. This was way too much money for this underwhelming device. It is currently priced at $229 for the core and $329 for the core steel, which is just robbery. This device may have been worth 229 5 or 6 years ago, but is a joke by today's standards. (At the time of this writing, the Fitbit versa 2 is $179, and includes health tracking, true IP rating, sleep tracking, high quality metal components, personal assistant, functional notifications, 2x the battery life, and a vibrating metronome app; the vibration is not as intense, but useable for practicing guitar or bass). If you want a vibrating metronome just save your money and get the Pulse $79. The "screen" adds nothing as functionality is poor without your phone and notifications are still not available. Seriously, save your money.

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