Today Sony unveiled the SmartWatch! It brings Android right on your wrist, this is definitely one of the coolest devices of the year. You can mange calls, read email, text messages, social updates, control the music your smartphone is playing, control your phone’s camera, download apps from Google Play and much more! And you do not have to wait long for this device as it is available today, for the price of $149.99! The amazing thing is that everything is done right from your wrist. It connects to your android smartphone via Bluetooth. It features a 1.3-inch OLED touch screen, Bluetooth 3.0 and Android 2.1, USB charging port, black wristband, and more. If you want some of the other colored wristbands you can purchase them from Sony. The coolest feature is that you can have applications running on here from Facebook to Twitter and many more. So if you phone is in your pocket or your bag, there is no need to take it out. You can contour everything from your wrist and you can also have a watch as it does display time. It clips into the wristband via the built-in clip on the device. And it has a battery that can last for a solid 4 Days of use. It is also both water and dust proof making it durable. I cannot wait to get my hands-on this device and I will let you know as soon as I do. For more info on the Sony SmartWatch check out the press release below or go here: http://www.sony.com/smartwatch .
Store your Smartphone: SmartWatch from Sony Brings Android Power Straight to Wrist
Innovative Android accessory from Sony allows you to stay connected when your phone is stowed in your pocket or bag
Read social updates, text messages and email
- Manage calls with a simple touch and swipe
- Personalize with apps downloaded from Google Play
- Control music on your smartphone
Snap pictures with your Android phone from a distance
April 12, 2012, Atlanta, GA –Sony Mobile Communications announces the availability of its new SmartWatch, a wearable device that extends the power of Android smartphones by sending timely and personal information from your smartphone straight to your wrist. A vibration and screen alert notifies you of key events, like an incoming call. It also allows you to read texts and emails as well as receive FacebookTM and TwitterTM updates – all from your wrist.
SmartWatch from Sony connects to Android smartphones via BluetoothTM giving you the ability to control key functions without removing your smartphone from your pocket or bag. With just a tap, touch, and swipe, SmartWatch turns from a watch displaying the time to a remote information center for your Android smartphone.
A growing number of apps are available for download through Google Play – including those for social updates, workouts and music – all customized for the 1.3-inch OLED SmartWatch touch screen. While SmartWatch works with these existing apps, Android developers can create apps specifically for the device. SmartWatch works with most Android (2.1 and above) smartphones.
“SmartWatch is the first of many Smart Extras that seamlessly connect and expand the smartphone’s reach and user experience,” said Paul Hamnett, President and Head of Customer Unit, North America, Sony Mobile Communications. “Designed to break free from the single screen experience, SmartWatch provides access to live content and entertainment on the go.”
The durable SmartWatch is dust proof and splash proof and comes with a black rubber wristband included in the box. Wristbands in five additional colors are available for purchase. SmartWatch’s design includes a rear mounted clip, so it can be removed from the wristband and attached to clothing or a belt.
At launch, SmartWatch has a suggested retail price of $149.99 and will be available at http://www.sony.com/smartwatch and Sony stores. SmartWatch availability at additional retailers will be announced soon.
SmartWatch is part of Sony Mobile Communications’ strategy to create Smart Extras that make Android smartphones smarter.
Key Features of Sony XperiaTM SmartWatch:
Dimensions: 1.42 X 1.42 X 0.3 in
Weight: 0.55 oz
Display: 1.3” OLED display, 128 x 128 pixels
Compatibility: BluetoothTM 3.0 and AndroidTM 2.1 or above Connectivity: Standard USB charging
Battery life: Up to 4 days
Language support for: English, Spanish, French, Chinese (Traditional), Portuguese, Swedish, Russian, Danish, Polish, Japanese, Czech, German, Modern Greek, Dutch
Notifications: Display notification or vibration
Apps: All events (displays in chronological order), Messaging (SMS/MMS), corporate E-mail (for SonyTM and Sony Ericsson Android phones), Gmail (for all other Android smartphones) Calendar Notifications, FacebookTM, TwitterTM, Music Player, Call handling (call, mute, reject, or answer and send pre-defined SMS), Pre-defined SMS, e.g. missed calls – I’m busy, messaging – call me, email – ok, Battery strength, Find phone, and Weather widget. Plus lots of apps on AndroidTM market.
Additional SmartWatch bands available in pink, white, mint, grey and blue