Get Android notifications on your wrist with the Sony SmartWatch 2

Sony Smartwatch 2If you’re interested in technology, you won’t have missed the fact smart watches are one of this year’s hottest new products, despite them being quite hard to find. Sony already has a smart watch on sale, but it never really captured the public’s attention. That’s all set to change with the SmartWatch 2, which Sony announced earlier on this week.

It connects to your Android device, which needs to run Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich or later, using both NFC and Bluetooth 3.0.  Once set up and strapped to your wrist, the SmartWatch 2 displays a wealth of information usually found on your phone’s display. According to Sony’s official documentation, the watch will show you messages, emails, missed calls, notifications from Facebook, Twitter and Google+, along with the time, date and calendar details.

As well as this information, the watch can control your music player, and can even be set up to play games, or activate the shutter on your phone’s camera. All this is displayed on a 1.6-inch touchscreen with a 220 x 176 pixel resolution.

Made from aluminium and plastic, with a stainless steel strap, the SmartWatch 2 is water resistant, and the battery can last up to seven days with low use, or around four under normal use. Sony hasn’t given the SmartWatch 2 a price yet, but has announced it’ll go on sale in September, and that it’ll be available internationally.

About Andrew Boxall

Andy's fascination with mobile tech began in the 90s, at a time when SMS messages were considered cutting edge, but it would be at least a decade before he would put finger-to-keyboard as a freelance tech writer. In the interim he wrote about travel, formulated strong opinions about films and drove a series of audacious cars
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    As well as this information, the watch can control your music player, and can even be set up to play games, or activate the shutter on your phone’s camera.