Sony Smartwatch 2 goes official: water-resistant, open API

Sony Smartwatch 2 goes official: water-resistant, open API
Sony has just unveiled its impressive water-proof phablet, the Sony Xperia Z Ultra, but along with it comes an accessory that many have been waiting for - the Sony SmartWatch 2 SW2.

The new SmartWatch 2 allows you to check your calls, messages, emails and notifications without reaching for your smartphone. It's got a 1.6-inch 220 x 176-pixel touchscreen and a gorgeous aluminum body. Moreover, it is water-resistant (IP57 certification) like the Xperia Z Ultra. It will of course work with other Android smartphones as well with the requirement being they feature Android 4.0 or newer, but it will not be compatible with the iPhone or iPad.

The user interface of the gadget has been overhauled to better work with touch and be closer to that of Android. The new Sony SmartWatch comes with 200 applications from the start and an open API for developers to bring their own apps. You can also control your music with it and connect it to a Bluetooth headset via NFC to receive and end calls. The battery life of the device is said to be around four days and it charges via standard microUSB.

The Sony SmartWatch 2 SW2 comes in a variety of colors for the strap and actually you can just use any standard 24mm watch strap. It - of course - works as a standalone watch as well. The smartwatch is coming this September in black and the price is yet unknown.



source: Sony

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18 Comments

1. hms2407

Posts: 94; Member since: Apr 25, 2013

I threw my money at the screen and nothing happened !

3. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

its because you didn't threw it hard enough ! I threw my wallet (almost all metal) and now I've a huge scratch on my screen :(

13. Nikolas.Oliver

Posts: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

I threw my credit card and now it's broken. Problem, JP Morgan?

2. tatail

Posts: 261; Member since: Jan 08, 2010

Looks elegant, but if you look at the specification it states: NOT suitable for showering, bathing, swimming, diving, snorkeling, water related work and fishing. So, the title should be changed to splash resistant not water resistant.

9. PunyPoop

Posts: 752; Member since: Jan 18, 2013

It's a warning to those who are fool thinking that gadgets are like toys that you can leave anywhere..

4. TylerGrunter

Posts: 1544; Member since: Feb 16, 2012

Wonderful, only not a word about battery life which is what normally kills the deal with this kind of gadgests.

5. tatail

Posts: 261; Member since: Jan 08, 2010

it is available on Sony's website. Low usage 7 days* Normal usage, 3-4 days* *Watch always on

16. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

I using the current version, the battery life is 2 to 3 days. Very useful for me as i pair it with my galaxy tab 7.7. The only negative is that the strap break quite easy but they include an adapter so i could buy my own 20mm leather wrist straps.

6. AshishRomea

Posts: 145; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

Awesome !

7. venkatvijay

Posts: 1; Member since: Jun 25, 2013

now we havt to carry one mobile, one watch + bluetooth also...

8. jackhammeR

Posts: 1548; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

curiosity...but progress needs such peculiarities

10. ianbbaa

Posts: 332; Member since: Mar 20, 2013

ANT+ support would made this perfect companion...pity that SONY quit to support ANT+ as quick as they started with 2011 devices.... ...where is SD card, headphone jack, nano SIM card for call redirection when i leave Z ULTRA at home for jogging....maybe next time....

11. pwnarena

Posts: 1129; Member since: Feb 15, 2013

z ultra has its accompanying bluetooth headset that has FM radio. you can use that. or just grab those water resistant earphones from sony with mp3 player. they cost around $50 only.

12. taikucing unregistered

And apple wants to patent the smartwatch...

14. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

Thank God i didn't buy the previous version this one is damn elegant

15. Lauticol

Posts: 404; Member since: Jun 25, 2011

Doesn't have Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy, just 3.0.. Big disappointment

17. timtimity

Posts: 196; Member since: Aug 13, 2012

I'm waiting for the Samsung Galaxy Altius.

18. valapsp

Posts: 565; Member since: Aug 12, 2011

First of all I LOVE IT. but it has some shortages such as bluetooth 3 and not bluetooth 4. low battery life compared to its rivals out there, no native google now support, no heart rate measurement or what so ever, no light sensor...

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