Sony's SmartWatch, an Internet-linked wristwatch powered by Android software is currently available in the U.S.
The werable device is a companion to Android-powered devices and specifically smarthones; it gets online by connecting wirelessly to a wearer's Android smartphone using Bluetooth technology. Timely and personal information from your smartphone is sent 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 Facebook and Twitter updates.
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 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. SmartWatch works with most Android (2.1 and above) smartphones.
The 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.
Key Features of Sony Xperia 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: Bluetooth 3.0 and Android 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 Sony and Sony Ericsson Android phones), Gmail (for all other Android smartphones) Calendar Notifications, Facebook, Twitter, 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 Android market.
- Additional SmartWatch bands available in pink, white, mint, grey and blue