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

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

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posted on 12 Apr 2012, 09:00 1

1. nyamo (Posts: 274; Member since: 19 Mar 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

posted on 12 Apr 2012, 09:20

2. BattleBrat (Posts: 1476; Member since: 26 Oct 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!

posted on 12 Apr 2012, 09:42 4

3. rg987 (Posts: 130; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)

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

posted on 12 Apr 2012, 10:19

4. davecann2 (Posts: 460; Member since: 15 Mar 2011)

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

posted on 12 Apr 2012, 11:34 1

5. ivanko34 (Posts: 617; Member since: 04 Sep 2011)

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

posted on 12 Apr 2012, 12:08

6. christianqwerty (Posts: 467; Member since: 05 May 2011)

Sort of looks like the iPod nano

posted on 12 Apr 2012, 12:14

7. joaolx (Posts: 364; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)

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

posted on 12 Apr 2012, 14:30

8. CharlieAtInfinity (Posts: 253; Member since: 10 Apr 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!!!

posted on 12 Apr 2012, 16:30

9. nikhil.agrawal88 (Posts: 18; Member since: 01 Mar 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..

posted on 13 Apr 2012, 02:08

10. RamyRamz69 (Posts: 390; Member since: 12 Dec 2011)

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

posted on 18 Jun 2012, 19:29

11. btavares (Posts: 3; Member since: 13 May 2012)

This smartwatch is water resistant?

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