Finally, Sony became one of the companies to come up with smartwatch with last year’s smartwatch left all to be desired. Though the SmartWatch is mostly expected one, but the high price and the complicated software had made its market down. Sony is now back with its new version through the help of the Android companion along with a new name, SmartWatch 2. It is similar to the previous model, but but adds NFC for one-touch pairing to an Android smartphone; a higher-resolution display with better sunlight visibility; better battery life; an improved user interface; and more pre-installed and recommended apps
The SmartWatch 2 has 1.6 inch touch screen with 220 x 176 pixel resolution. The device is now IP57-rated for water resistance, and Sony claims that its improved battery life is the longest of any smartwatch. It has a good battery life teamed up with original aluminium body. It can be charged with the help of a standard micro USB. The wrist band is made with rubber and can be substituted with 24 mm higher-quality stainless steel.
New updated interface for a better performance
Though SmartWatch 2’s hardware will certainly be appreciated, it has biggest complaints with its predecessor were in the interface and usability departments. Sony is hoping to rectify its difficulties with NFC features, which will help to pair and connect with just a tap. The SmartWatch 2 even features home, back, and menu capacitive keys on its face just like many Android phones. Sony has reported that they have extended their compatibility with most of the Android phones, so that many of the people can use it. Unfortunately, it is not compatible with iOS devices.
Sony is expecting to launch its SmartWatch 2 across the world by September, this year. And, the price of the watch is not yet decided. With the smartwatch competitor such as Pebble, Sony is expecting to success in its latest launch.