Sony Announces water-resistant Sony SmartWatch 2

Sony SmartWatch SW2After all the hints that Sony had been dropping ahead of the Mobile Asia Expo 2013, it should come as no surprise that it today announced the Sony SmartWatch 2 SW2, billed as “the most advanced smartwatch available.”

While not running Android itself, it is compatible with most Android smartphones and tablets. As a standalone digital watch as well as a second screen for your devices, it enhances phone functions, giving you the ability to:

  • Handle your calls by a simple touch of your wrist
  • Take a photo remotely from your SmartWatch, using a smart camera app
  • Control your presentations remotely using Presentation Pal
  • Taking a run or on the bike? Select a mapping app on SmartWatch to check your route with a quick glance at your wrist
  • Read previously downloaded e-mails when not connected to your phone
  • Use lifestyle apps like Runtastic to map and instantly track your fitness activities on the go

SmartWatch apps can also be downloaded onto the Sony SmartWatch 2. Some 200 such apps are already available.

“Sony is the proud leader in the smartwatch market since introducing our first Bluetooth watch in 2007,” says Stefan K Persson, Head of Companion Products at Sony Mobile Communications.

“Competitors are only now launching first generation devices, while we are already launching a 3rd generation device with all the insight gained from over half a million customers combined with Sony’s wealth of technology expertise to create the best ever smartwatch experience.”

“The future of wearable devices is incredibly bright with analyst research predicting 41 million ‘smart’ watches will be sold by 2016,” continues Persson. “We have over 200 unique apps dedicated for Sony SmartWatch with over one million downloads to date and we are continuing to work with our strong developer network to deliver ever more compelling smartwatch experiences.”

Sony SmartWatch SW2Sony SmartWatch 2 specifications:

  • Operating system: Proprietary
  • Other connectivity: Bluetooth 3.0, NFC
  • Display: 1.6-inch (220×176) transflective
  • Connectors: Micro-USB
  • Dimensions: 41.6 × 41.1 × 9 millimeters
  • Weight: 23.5 grams for watch alone / 48.4 grams with silicon strap / 122.5 grams with metal strap
  • Other: Water-resistant (IP57), aluminum body, swappable wristbands

The Sony SmartWatch 2 SW2 will be available globally starting in September 2013. Pricing was not announced today.

Source : Sony Mobile Communications