Last Tuesday, Sony introduced its next generation smart watch: the Sony SmartWatch 2. Marketed to be an alternative means of viewing information from your Android smartphone, the smart watch features NFC connectivity and water resistance, among a slew of other noteworthy features. It can also be personalized with many different apps based on how you would want to utilize the device.
According to Stefan Persson, Head of Companion Products at Sony Mobile Communications,Sony is in a unique position when it comes to the technology, being literally generations away from the competition. He says in a press release:
“Competitors are only now launching first-generation devices, while we are already launching a third-generation device with all the insight gained from over half a million customers combined with Sony’s wealth of technology expertise to create the best ever smart-watch experience.
“We have over 200 unique apps dedicated for Sony SmartWatch, with over one million downloads to date, and we are continuing to work with our strong developer network to deliver ever more compelling smart-watch experiences.”
These experiences include the ability to answer calls by touching your wrist, take photos with your phone remotely via the SmartWatch and control presentations remotely using Sony’s “Presentation Pal.”
A number of the other key features of the SmartWatch 2 are caller ID display, calendar entries, and Twitter and Facebook integration. Worldwide release of the Sony SmartWatch 2 is slated this coming September, with pricing yet to be announced.