The watch serves as a notifer, android app interface and phone remote control. It’s a ‘multi-functional watch’.
The smartwatch 2 offers a touch screen device that will enable the user to read messages check the time, use apps, take photos and all the things one does with the phone. This means users will not have to remove their phones from their pockets or bags.
“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,”
Person further said that the future of wearable devices is very bright as the analyst research had predicted that 41 million ‘smart’ watches will be sold by 2016.
He said that Sony has over 200 unique apps which have been dedicated for the SmartWatch and with over one million downloads,they will continue to work with their strong developer network to deliver 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.