Sony Mobile has released a new version of its ‘Smartwatch’ device, which connected to compatible smartphones via Bluetooth and enabled users to screen their calls, check their messages and control their music.
The Sony SmartWatch 2 SW2 is described as a multi-functional watch, notifier, Android app interface and phone remote control. Features include call handling, taking photos, checking maps and reading email, along with NFC connectivity for one-touch pairing.
Stefan K Persson, Head of Companion Products at Sony Mobile Communications, said “Sony is the proud leader in the smartwatch market since introducing our first Bluetooth watch in 2007. 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.”
Sony’s SmartWatch 2 SW2 is water and dust resistant to IP57. It has a 1.6-inch touchscreen and will be available worldwide from September 2013.