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Review: Sony outsmarts Samsung with SmartWatch 2

By on December 6, 2013 at 11:45 AM.

Review: Sony outsmarts Samsung with SmartWatch 2

Smartwatches are the future… or something like that. As growth in the smartphone market slows, especially at the high end where companies have been making a killing, consumer electronics giants need to look elsewhere to bolster earnings growth. For Samsung, Microsoft, Google, Sony, LG and maybe even Apple, that “elsewhere” is wearable computing.

The wearables category definitely has legs but know one knows where it will end up going. Are fitness bands the future? Will consumers clamor for connected eyewear? Or will top companies dump enough marketing dollars into smartwatches that we all forget how geeky they are and ditch our Tags, Fossils, Rolexes, Tissots, Seikos, Citizens, Bulovas, Breitlings, Weils, Cartiers, IWCs, Panerais, Jaegers, Omegas, Hamiltons, Ebels and Hublots in favor of a digital watch tied to a smartphone? More →

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Sony SmartWatch 2 Release Date

Video: Sony debuts NFC-enabled SmartWatch 2 as iWatch rumors swirl

By on June 25, 2013 at 6:25 PM.

Video: Sony debuts NFC-enabled SmartWatch 2 as iWatch rumors swirl

As rumors surrounding Apple’s “iWatch” continue to swirl, Sony on Tuesday debuted the second version of its connected wristwatch. Dubbed SmartWatch 2, Sony’s new device features a 1.6-inch LCD display and a suite of apps including Facebook, Twitter, Gmail, a feed reader, Weather and more. The watch connects to Sony’s Android smartphones and is capable of displaying things like SMS, MMS, missed call notifications and other data on the display, which gives the wearer access to information without having to look at his or her smartphone. The SmartWatch 2 is also splash-proof and NFC-enabled, and it will launch this coming September at an unspecified price point. Sony’s full press release follows below along with a video of the SmartWatch 2 in action. More →

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