Tuesday, 25 June 2013
Sony launches world first smartwatch with NFC, the SW2
The SmartWatch 2 comes with a 1.6-in., 220 x 176 pixel color LCD display with touch and swipe capabilities. It is easy to read in sunlight and battery time is three to four days with typical use, Sony said. The Android version for the SmartWatch is listed by Sony as "4.0 and later."
Another key feature of the SmartWatch 2 is its access to a rich database of dedicated apps. These apps can be used to personalise the watch and perform a range of unique functions such as taking a photo remotely from your watch (via a smart camera app), controlling presentation slides remotely (via Presentation Pal app), and accessing notifications from messages, calls, emails and social networking sites.
However, the SmartWatch 2 SW2 (its full name) is expected to be available worldwide in September, with the Ultra launching globally in the third quarter, with timing to vary by market.