Sony SmartWatch 2 to be released in September

Jul 15, 2013
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Back in June, Sony revealed its SmartWatch 2 SW2, and though it did not reveal when the watch would be hitting shelves, word had initially surfaced that the device would be arriving on July 15. That turned out to not be the case, however, and it has been revealed that the actual launch date will be in September, giving us at least another month of waiting.

The initial release date had come by way of some UK retailers, Clove in particular, which had announced when the smartwatch would be shipping. Clove later revised that release date, stating that it was in fact destined for release at a later date, and that we wouldn't be seeing it for a bit longer. That date will be in September, but when precisely is still unknown.

Clove and similar retailers have been accepting pre-orders for the smartwatch for awhile now, but reportedly the information given by their Sony distribution arm had an incorrect date. Those interested in the smartwatch can pre-order it now, and will receive it later on this fall. The price is about $180 USD / 120 pounds in the UK.

As far as specs go, the Sony SmartWatch 2 features a 1.6-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 220 x 176 pixels. The brightness is automatically adjusted as necessary based on the ambient light via a brightness sensor. The smartwatch itself is made from stainless steel and aluminum, which is a shakeup over the previous model's plastic.

In addition, the new version of the device will now meet IP57 standards for being both dust and water resistant, lending it a rugged edge its predecessor lacks. Connectivity comes in the form of Bluetooth 3.0 rather than Bluetooth 4.0, but that won't have too terrible of an effect on battery life, which is rated at about 4 days.

SOURCE: Android Community


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