Sony SmartWatch 2

Software update for SmartWatch 2 now available

Sony SmartWatch SW2

Following the announcement of new editions of its SmartWatch 2 back in February, Sony Mobile yesterday announced a new software update for its smartwatch. It fixes a number of “little bugs” but more importantly introduces new features. Available as the SmartWatch 2 SW2 app in the Google Play Store, it adds the following new features: Customizable watch faces including the ability to […]

Sony to skip Android Wear and stick with own SmartWatch platform

Sony SmartWatch SW2

When Google unveiled its new Android Wear platform for wearable devices last week, it also announced that a number of hardware partners would be using the new platform for future smartwatches. Among them were ASUS, HTC, LG, Motorola and Samsung and noticeably absent was Sony Mobile which currently offers the SmartWatch 2. Ravi Nookala, President, Sony Mobile Communications (USA) confirmed […]

Poll: Is the Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch your next gadget?

Samsung Galaxy Gear

The smartwatch wars are well and truly underway. Following the crowdfunded Pebble, Sony announced the waterproof SmartWatch 2 earlier this summer. Samsung yesterday unveiled the Galaxy Gear which even packs a 1.9MP camera. Qualcomm followed that up with its own Toq smartwatch with a Mirasol always-on display and battery life that promises to eclipse that of the Galaxy Gear. And don’t […]

Sony planning more smartwatches?

Sony SmartWatch SW2

On the heels of its announcement of its water-resistant Sony Smartwatch 2 earlier this week, Sony Mobile Communications is reportedly thinking of grow its SmartWatch line from one model to several. Plans are already far along enough that, cccording to Digitimes, Sony is already looking for manufacturing partners. Sony’s plan would be to offer different models at different price points and different […]

Sony Announces water-resistant Sony SmartWatch 2

Sony SmartWatch SW2

After 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 […]