Sony Smart2 Launched

Sony has just introduced SmartWatch 2, which is a second screen for Android smartphones. The goal is to remotely control an Android app without having to touch the smartphone. With this device, users can either look at information (on the 1.6″ 220×176 pixels display) or send simple commands to a smartphone without having to physically touch the handset. Simple examples include controlling a music track or check messages and notifications, but the possibilities are really endless. When not paired with a smartphone, SmartWatch 2 acts as a simple watch, and its trans-reflective display has been specifically designed to be readable in direct sunlight. SmartWatch 2 is water-resistant and can be easily paired with a smartphone via NFC. The user interface has been designed to mimic Android’s, but the device itself is not an Android device but an smart accessory which is built to feature a familiar-looking interface. The body of the SmartWatch 2 is made of aluminum and the wristband can be customized. If you are wondering, this watch is compatible with non-Sony Android handset and the specs say “works with most Android handsets”, but there is no specific list. Android version 4.0 or higher will be required however. Because of its communications and display capabilities, SmartWatch 2 will need to be charged on a regular basis via a micro-USB connector. The battery life is unknown for now, but it will be a key component of the success or failure of the whole concept. Right now, Sony predicts a battery life of 3 to 6 days depending on the usage intensity.: http://www.ubergizmo.com/2013/06/sony-smartwatch-2-launched/

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Sony jas launched its SmartWatch 2 which is water resistant and comes with Near Field Communication (NFC) capability. The device will be available worldwide from September 2013.

The SmartWatch 2 has a 1.6-inch screen with a 220×176 pixels resolution and a standard Micro-USB port for charging. It has an aluminium body and comes with the option of steel and swappable wristbands. Sony claims it has the longest battery life for a smartwatch. The watch is compatible with Android, and Sony says the User Interface is similar to Android for familiarity.

The watch allows users to get notifications, act as a phone remote control and get access to Android apps that are compatible with the SmartWatch2. Sony says that App expandability is key to its SmartWatch 2 and that is has the most apps that any other smartwatch.

The watch allows users to get notifications, act as a phone remote control and get access to Android apps that are compatible with the SmartWatch2. Sony says that App expandability is key to its SmartWatch 2 and that is has the most apps that any other smartwatch.

Users can also download SmartWatch apps and carry out functions from the device that you would ordinarily need your phone for. Here are a few:

• 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
• Quickly and easily adjust the tracks and volume on your music player, without ever taking your phone from your pocket

Stefan K Persson, Head of Companion Products at Sony Mobile Communications said, “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.”

Users can also get Facebook and Twitter notifications on the SmartWatch as well as email once they sync the device with their Android smartphone. Sony has also promised new and attractive watchstraps soon.

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Sony has just introduced SmartWatch 2, which is a second screen for Android smartphones. The goal is to remotely control an Android app without having to touch the smartphone. With this device, users can either look at information (on the 1.6″ 220×176 pixels display) or send simple commands to a smartphone without having to physically touch the handset. Simple examples include controlling a music track or check messages and notifications, but the possibilities are really endless. When not paired with a smartphone, SmartWatch 2 acts as a simple watch, and its trans-reflective display has been specifically designed to be readable in direct sunlight. SmartWatch 2 is water-resistant and can be easily paired with a smartphone via NFC. The user interface has been designed to mimic Android’s, but the device itself is not an Android device but an smart accessory which is built to feature a familiar-looking interface. The body of the SmartWatch 2 is made of aluminum and the wristband can be customized. If you are wondering, this watch is compatible with non-Sony Android handset and the specs say “works with most Android handsets”, but there is no specific list. Android version 4.0 or higher will be required however. Because of its communications and display capabilities, SmartWatch 2 will need to be charged on a regular basis via a micro-USB connector. The battery life is unknown for now, but it will be a key component of the success or failure of the whole concept. Right now, Sony predicts a battery life of 3 to 6 days depending on the usage intensity.: http://www.ubergizmo.com/2013/06/sony-smartwatch-2-launched/
Sony has just introduced SmartWatch 2, which is a second screen for Android smartphones. The goal is to remotely control an Android app without having to touch the smartphone. With this device, users can either look at information (on the 1.6″ 220×176 pixels display) or send simple commands to a smartphone without having to physically touch the handset. Simple examples include controlling a music track or check messages and notifications, but the possibilities are really endless. When not paired with a smartphone, SmartWatch 2 acts as a simple watch, and its trans-reflective display has been specifically designed to be readable in direct sunlight. SmartWatch 2 is water-resistant and can be easily paired with a smartphone via NFC. The user interface has been designed to mimic Android’s, but the device itself is not an Android device but an smart accessory which is built to feature a familiar-looking interface. The body of the SmartWatch 2 is made of aluminum and the wristband can be customized. If you are wondering, this watch is compatible with non-Sony Android handset and the specs say “works with most Android handsets”, but there is no specific list. Android version 4.0 or higher will be required however. Because of its communications and display capabilities, SmartWatch 2 will need to be charged on a regular basis via a micro-USB connector. The battery life is unknown for now, but it will be a key component of the success or failure of the whole concept. Right now, Sony predicts a battery life of 3 to 6 days depending on the usage intensity.: http://www.ubergizmo.com/2013/06/sony-smartwatch-2-launched/
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