Soundbrenner’s smartwatches are all built specifically for musicians, with the goal of keeping the music moving forward.
We live in a specialization era, so it’s no surprise that even our most cutting-edge technological advancements are being rethought and reengineered to better serve the needs of a range of niche client segments.
Drones came first. Drones for real estate and construction, agriculture, and even Hollywood filmmakers are now available. We now have smartwatches tailored for health, smartwatches built for the military, and even smartwatches for artists, when we used to be satisfied by smartwatches.
While that may seem unusual, just ask any musician who gets their hands on the Soundbrenner Smartwatch for Musicians, a wearable with a slew of musician-centric features that will leave even the most seasoned players scratching their heads as to why they’d never thought of something like this before.
You won’t be distracted by the clicks, startup sounds, or unpleasant repeating noises that a typical metronome makes because it’s absolutely silent. If you and your band practice with the gain turned up, you won’t have to worry about identifying audio cues in the midst of your blaring music.
Up to five Soundbrenners can be connected to a single phone, and even more can be networked together with numerous phones using Wi-Fi. This makes it ideal for first-time bands, large-group practice sessions, and any other gathering where you need to stay on schedule.
The Soundbrenner Pulse ($79 after code PULSE20) puts a metronome right next to a musician’s wrist, instead of clicking back and forth to set the time signature that guides performers to the beat. Simply press the Pulse button, and the elegant minimalist black band emits a continuous vibrating speed of roughly 120 bpm to complement the music’s beat. With a few more presses on the outer dial, the user can increase or decrease the speed, ensuring that the wearer always feels the music’s rushing explosion, regardless of the speed.
The Pulse’s functionality skyrockets once it’s linked with the accompanying Android or iOS app. That link allows the wearer to adjust the Pulse’s time signature, note subdivisions, vibration intensity, and beat duration in addition to the tempo. When the Pulse is pulsing, users can even vary the hue of the pulse, so the wearer’s wrist can flash an insistent red or a relaxing purple, depending on their mood.
While the Pulse is packed with features, artists may upgrade to the Soundbrenner Core ($189 after coupon CORE40), which has all of the Pulse’s great capabilities plus a couple of its own. The Core includes a contact tuner, a dB meter, and all of the normal wristwatch capabilities, such as text notifications, phone alerts, and more.
Many musicians will love the Soundbrenner Core Steel ($225 after coupon MUSICIAN60) if style is equally as important as function — and it’s hard to argue that it isn’t for musicians. It accomplishes everything the normal Core does, but in a gleaming stainless steel casing that appears like a watch that costs twice as much.