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Sony SmartWatch 2 unveiled, with NFC pairing and sleek water-resistant design

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 25 Jun 2013 6:15

Sony SmartWatch 2 unveiled, with NFC pairing and sleek water-resistant design Sony has unveiled its SmartWatch 2, referring to it as a second screen for your Android smartphone.
The SW2 features a 1.6-inch, 220x176 colour display supporting touch/swipe gestures that is readable in sunlight. It runs a version of Android (4.0 or later), supports Bluetooth 3.0 connectivity and is charged via microUSB. Battery charge holds for 3-4 days with typical usage, or 5-6 days if on low usage.

The SmartWatch 2 combines with your Android phone to provide a second screen, delivering notifications form your phone, or letting you easily handle calls by a touch of your wrist, or remotely control the camera of your phone. You can also use Presentation Pal to control your presentations remotely, or use an Android mapping app to check a route if you are on the move.

It can download e-mails from your phone and is also very useful for working out. If using your Android device to play music, you can use the SmartWatch 2 to change tracks or control the volume.

It sports a sleek water and dust resistant design,though of course it's not suitable for use in a swimming pool or bath.



"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."

Apps that are ready to go for SmartWatch 2 include the SmartWatch Host Application, Call handling, Call log, Missed call notification, SMS/MMS, Email, Gmail, Facebook, Twitter, Music remote, Calendar, Weather, Runtastic, Viewfinder and New event (aggregator).

Sony SmartWatch 2 SW2 will be available worldwide from September 2013

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