Sony is calling its second-generation smartwatch, the Sony Smartwatch 2, the “most advanced smartwatch available” which sounds pretty bold a claim. kicking off the wealth of features is its IPX57 built, which gives the watch dust- and water resistance capability and those happens to be the two qualities that warrant our attentions. cos’ smartwatches with such protection is still far and few between, and being a watch, those are the basic of the basics. on the functionality aspect, expect it do what most smartwatches do; that is to be the second screen to your smartphone which might be deeply entrenched in your man purse. another key feature is the app expandability. the Japanese electronics maker touted the SW2 as a smartwatch that can be “personalized with more dedicated apps than any other smartwatch”, which means the watch will be able to do more than just the second screen to your handset.
also packed within its visually appealing aluminum body are features such as standalone watch functionality, a beautiful, sunlight readable 1.6″ display with 220 by 176 resolution, familiar Android UI to ease the learning curve, replaceable wristbands, NFC for quick pairing (with headsets, portable speakers et cetera), and battery level indicator with low-batt warning feature. basically, with the Sony Smartwatch 2, you will be able to take and make calls, take photos remotely (using a smart camera app), control presentations remotely with Presentation Pal, gain control over your music, and access to notification from text messages, calls, email, Facebook, Twitter, Calendar and more. when not connected to your handset, you can still read previously received notifications, as well as setting the alarm. as you can see, what Sony is trying to put forward is, the applications for SW2 is pretty much limitless – as in, if there’s an app, it will do the job right.
keep your eyes peeled on Sony official website for its impending arrival this September for an yet-to-be-announced pricing. in the meantime, you may want to check out a few more look in the mini image gallery below.