Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Sony unveils SmartWatch 2




Still confidential, the market for high-tech watches could explode with the arrival of new manufacturers. Sony, which already has a watch connected with Android since last year, has just unveiled its new version in order to forestall future competitors. Present in the area of high-tech watches for a moment, Sony has never really managed to break through and create real excitement on the part of consumers. However, the Japanese manufacturer will not give up by announcing a second version of its SmartWatch. It must be said that the rumors and announcements are raised about the arrival on the market of major companies like Apple, Microsoft, Samsung or LG. For Sony, the purpose of its SmartWatch 2 is to make an impression before the arrival of fierce competition. Like the first version the SmartWatch 2, also running Android and is specifically dedicated to Smartphones running Google's OS.

 Any Smartphone running Android 4.0 (or higher) and can connect via Bluetooth with this watch. And hundreds of applications from Google Play can be installed. Make and receive calls, manage SMS, MMS, emails, Facebook, Twitter and Google+ notifications, listen to music, check the weather, all these are possible thanks to the SmartWatch 2 to Like the first version elsewhere. Obviously capable of delivering on time, the watch is also armed with a compass and a stopwatch. Accompanied by NFC and Bluetooth 3.0 chip, it can be attached to any standard 24mm bracelet. With a weight of 122.5 grams including the bracelet, the watch measures 42 x 9 x 41 mm, while it’s 1.6-inch LCD screen offers a resolution of 220 x 176 pixels. Autonomy is one week in low use, and 3 to 4 days for "normal use". No information about the duration for intensive operation, but we expect a relatively narrow range. According to Sony, the splash proof SmartWatch 2, which does not mean it can go in the water. Languages available on the watch are the French, English, German, Danish, Spanish, Greek, Japanese, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Swedish, Czech and Traditional Chinese. Finally, note that the SmartWatch 2 goes on sale in September for a price still unknown to this day. Note that the first version is sold at a suggested retail price of 129 Euros.