Sony likely to release a new SmartWatch next week

Sony likely to release a new SmartWatch next week
Sony has had a long history of trying to bring smartwatches to market. Between 2010 and 2012, Sony released a few SmartWatch branded devices that didn't quite make an impression with consumers, likely because of a thin feature set and high price tag. But, it looks like the release of the Pebble, and the rumors of smartwatches being developed by Google, Apple, and Microsoft have given Sony courage to try again before the rush.

Sony has sent out a couple of tweets teasing a new SmartWatch that it will be showing off at the Mobile Asia Expo, which will be taking place next week June 26th to the 28th in Shanghai. The first tweet cites a statistic from BI Intelligence that says "1/3 smartphone users want smart wrist wear", and the second tweet actually shows off what looks to be the last SmartWatch released last year. 

No word on what to expect from the Sony SmartWatch, but we'll be looking out for the news. 

source: @SonyXperia 1 & 2 via The Verge

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28 Comments

1. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Yeah! I've been waiting for this! I won't buy it though because I think smart watches are just useless... Ordinary watches are so much more beautiful and they have all the features I want: time and day. But it's nice that Sony is upgrading it's fleet in this department.

25. lovefist unregistered

Yeah me too I'll still be using my watch coz im very picky with materials of the watch wrapping my wrist. But smartwatches are cool though. Maybe next time they'll invent a smart ring.

2. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

First Sony smart watch was nice, so I've already decided what I'm getting, Xpwria ZU and this smart watch...Sony I love you!

8. Potato.

Posts: 607; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

*Xperia Not Xpwria. lol

19. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

That's what I'm waiting for Xpwria ZU & the smart watch.

3. jsdechavez

Posts: 783; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

Water-resistant and dustproof?

5. smallworld

Posts: 517; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

With 3.5 jack ?

9. TheLolGuy

Posts: 483; Member since: Mar 05, 2013

That'd look really awkward

4. PunyPoop

Posts: 752; Member since: Jan 18, 2013

nice!

6. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

Oh great its you.....

13. PunyPoop

Posts: 752; Member since: Jan 18, 2013

and it's you...

16. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

Lol.....

7. Potato.

Posts: 607; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

Water resistant Dust Proof 3.5mm Audio jack Magic touch I am sold. And no TFT please.

14. NicoBrun

Posts: 4; Member since: Mar 14, 2013

Bluetooth 4.0? With microSD for running

21. Insignificant

Posts: 192; Member since: Sep 22, 2012

So it can't be amoled or IPS. Because TFT is used in both. Typical clown.

10. TheLolGuy

Posts: 483; Member since: Mar 05, 2013

I guess with stolen smartphone bricking and the advent of wearable computers, muggers have a new target...

11. dorianb

Posts: 617; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Just wait for them to become popular. Then Samsung will have 20 different models ranging from 1" to 4.5" screens.

17. MEeee

Posts: 389; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

And then others will follow just like with phaplets. Samsung made smartwatches before Sony.

18. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Yeah, maybe the CEO had a dream about it...

26. vincelongman

Posts: 5592; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

"The first watch phone was a 1999 Samsung SPH-WP10" from Wikipedia's Watch Phone page. Watch Phones were pretty much smartwatches, but with far less features because technology was good enough back then.

27. yudi.nemesis unregistered

Haha... Another samsung clown. Seiko, a Japanese watch company, was one of the first to develop wrist computing technology. The first digital watch, which debuted in 1972, was the Pulsar manufactured by Hamilton Watch Company. "Pulsar" became a brand name which would later be acquired by Seiko in 1978. In 1982, a Pulsar watch (NL C01) was released which could store 24 digits, making it most likely the first watch with user-programmable memory, or "memorybank" watch. During the 1980s, Casio began to market a successful line of "computer watches", in addition to its calculator watches. M

28. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

And far before that there were complicated calculator watches mad by Casio etc. If the Samsung thing count's as a smart watch then the calculator thing also does. Since it had nice technology for that age.

12. SmartPhoneStream

Posts: 162; Member since: Jun 21, 2012

if the screen is a little bigger than the original SmartWatch, I would be interested

15. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Not cheap rubber please A7 cortex 200ppi 1.2 CPU Stainless steel bracelet High res screen Dragon trail front glass Make it a fashion or prestige mark item not cheap please Sony

20. SmartPhoneStream

Posts: 162; Member since: Jun 21, 2012

the stainless steel bracelet is highly unlikely, maybe a high end rubber or leather, but almost definitely not a stainless steel bracelet

22. Insignificant

Posts: 192; Member since: Sep 22, 2012

Prestige meaning? £400? £80-120 is good in my opinion. Mass market and premium.

23. tedkord

Posts: 17052; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Sony is going to be in a world of hurt when Apple invents the smart watch this year and sues them into oblivion.

24. lovefist unregistered

I doubt that. Apple doesn't have the balls to take sony to court.

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