Sony Shows Off Android Connected Wrist Watch
Published on: 25th Jun 2013
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By: Ian Mansfield
Sony has shown off its second "smartwatch" which acts as a second screen for Android smartphones.
The Sony SmartWatch 2 serves as a multi-functional watch, notifier, Android app interface and phone remote control, all-in-one.
A typical smartphone user reaches for their phone many times a day to read messages, check the time, use apps, take photos,etc. SmartWatch 2 addresses this need by offering a touch screen device so users no longer need to remove their phone from a pocket or bag.
"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,"
"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."
SmartWatch 2 introduces new features as a natural successor to the current Sony SmartWatch such as NFC connectivity for one-touch pairing, stunning premium design and a range of technologies including higher resolution for sharper viewing, better visibility even in sunlight, longer battery stamina, more intuitive interface, standalone watch functionality and a wide range of pre-installed and recommended apps.
When not connected to a smartphone, SmartWatch 2 works as a standalone digital watch.
Sony SmartWatch 2 SW2 will be available worldwide from September 2013.
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