Sony’s SmartWatch arrives in the US, you can have it for $150

Sony’s SmartWatch arrives in the US, you can have it for $150
Sony just announed its SmartWatch Bluetooth sidekick to your phone has now arrived in the US and it could be yours for $150. The SmartWatch is actually the second wristwatch by Sony, and just like the first one it works in conjunction with your smartphone. Almost all of the SmartWatch’s features depend on having a strong connection to the phone.

So what does the SmartWatch do? You can check the time, of course, on the 1.3-inch display, but also do more than that. Reading emails, controlling the phone’s media player and use it as a remote for the phone’s camera are all among the features.

The whole experience actually depends on developers and what they come up with. So far there are around 60 apps for the SmartWatch. But in order to change some information, you’d be likely forced to reach for that phone.

“If somebody is thinking of using a device without their phone, this is not the product for them,” Sony’s Stephen Sneeden explained.

If you’re looking for alternatives, probably the hottest device to check out is Pebble - a Kickstarter project for an iPhone/Android-compatible phone that looks awesome and costs slightly less. It’s still a project in the making, though, so don’t expect to get it earlier than this September. There’s also the Motorola MotoACTV, but get ready to swallow a bitter price of nearly $250.

source: Sony



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11 Comments

1. nyamo

Posts: 274; Member since: Mar 19, 2011

great idea, but i liked the citizen watch they released in japan, sync it with your phone and it vibrates when you get a message or call. nothing fancy and it looks like a tradional analog watch

2. BattleBrat

Posts: 1476; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

I like it, this will be great when my phone is in my inner jacket pocket and is too difficult to dig out, I'll add it to the list!

3. rg987

Posts: 130; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

it shud b priced less, it's price shud be around $80 - $99

4. davecann2

Posts: 460; Member since: Mar 15, 2011

This is a really great idea. I agree this is a little steep in price but I might check this out.

5. ivanko34

Posts: 617; Member since: Sep 04, 2011

Well... Can i get a nice watch and not that design joke?

6. christianqwerty

Posts: 467; Member since: May 05, 2011

Sort of looks like the iPod nano

7. joaolx

Posts: 364; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Two times the price of how my phone is priced right now.

8. CharlieAtInfinity

Posts: 253; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

lol too damn expensive!! come on Sony if you want to sell price it around $80 or so!! One of the reasons why live view didn't sell was its price!!!

9. nikhil.agrawal88

Posts: 18; Member since: Mar 01, 2012

i already have it..i got it for free from phones4u uk as i pre-ordered my xperia s..its really good since you can avoid taking out your phone from the pocket or bag in crowded areas and you can read messages, emails, get weather updates, change and skip tracks etc..the best thing is you can change the strap and use your own starp instead of the lame rubber one..

10. RamyRamz69

Posts: 390; Member since: Dec 12, 2011

My Swatch (Which is considered cheap) costs 200$. This thing costs 150$ and does magic for me.

11. btavares

Posts: 3; Member since: May 13, 2012

This smartwatch is water resistant?

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