Sony has the launched SmartWatch 2, the successor to its SmartWatch, at a price of Rs. 14,990 in the Indian market. The wearable device would be available in October.
The SmartWatch 2 was initially announced in June and Sony had promised that it would be available ‘worldwide’ in September.
The Sony SmartWatch 2 comes with a bigger 1.6-inch screen with higher resolution 220×176 pixels resolution, compared to the 1.3-inch screen 128×128 display on its predecessor. Sony is positioning the watch as a second-screen for your Android smartphones, letting you receive notifications from the phone as well as control its functionality.
SmartWatch 2 makes it possible to access notifications from your wrist such as messages, calls, email, Facebook or Twitter, Calendar, or use it as a remote for your Walkman or other digital media player. The SmartWatch 2 comes with a bunch of pre-installed apps, with an option to load other apps as well.
Other things you can do with the SmartWatch 2 include:
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 adjust the tracks and volume on your music player.
Sony SmartWatch 2 comes with NFC connectivity and can be charged via a standard Micro-USB cable. It is water-resistant (IP57) and users can customise it by using any standard 24mm strap.
The launch comes just after a day of Samsung releasing its own smartwatch, the Galaxy Gear, in India for Rs. 22,990. The Galaxy Gear was announced at IFA 2013 in Berlin.