News & Reviews: Sony SmartWatch 2 review
Last Updated: Sep 10, 2013
They may be just accessories for now, but smartwatches mark the trend for the next step of mobile computing devices in the form of wearable computers. While development on smartwatches have been on for the past couple of years, most of it has involved independent developers like the creators of the Pebble smartwatch which crowdfunded it's development. Quite recently, better known tech companies have taken a crack at it with the Sony SmartWatch 2, the Samsung Galaxy Gear and the Qualcomm Toq. Which one reigns supreme and which one would we buy? Read on and find out.
Last Updated: Sep 09, 2013
While the Sony SmartWatch 2 got announced in June 2013 it was originally scheduled to reach Malaysia in September 2013. Sony Mobile Malaysia recently changed this to October but gave a more definite date range this time around. This time, they say that the Sony SmartWatch 2 will be available in Malaysia from 15 October 2013 to 20 October 2013. While this solves the issue of a Malaysia release date, it doesn't answer the question about pricing, but we should find out about that soon. In addition to this information, Sony Mobile Malaysia also said that the SBH52 Smart Bluetooth Handset would also be coming along with the Sony SmartWatch 2. Released together with the SmartWatch 2 in tandem with the Sony Xperia Z Ultra the Handset is priced at RM480 but will likely be available with the Sony SmartWatch 2 next month.
Last Updated: Jul 17, 2013
When it was first announced in June, the Sony SmartWatch 2 was estimated to arrive in September but according to UK retailer Clove, Sony supposedly said it would be released on 15 July 2013, but with the date now passed Clove have come back and received news from Sony that the new release date would 9 September 2013. Apparently Clove has already put out orders (or pre-orders in this case) for the smartwatch but will keep the money and ship out the SmartWatch when it arrives.
Last Updated: Jun 26, 2013
Along with the Sony Xperia Z Ultra, Sony also released their latest version of their smartwatch, the Sony SmartWatch 2. Partially made as a companion accessory to the Sony Xperia Z Ultra, the SmartWatch 2 has a number of features which include:
- 1.6-inch Transflective LCD (220 x 176 pixel)
- Supports NFC, Bluetooth 3.0
- Charges through micro USB
- Aluminum + Polished plastic body
- Battery (7 days Low usage, normal usage 3-4 days)