Sony’s New SmartWatch Brings Android to Your Wrist
Do you find it too much of a hassle to pull out your phone every time you need to read a text or email? Well, luckily now you can just check your watch.
Sony on Thursday launched its SmartWatch, a wearable timepiece that allows owners to read their text messages, emails, and social media updates — all from their wrist. The SmartWatch connects to Android smartphones via Bluetooth, and then sends information from the phone directly to the watch.
The device comes with a black rubber strap, but fashion-conscious techies can purchase additional bands in pink, white, mint, gray, and blue. The face of the watch is actually an OLED touch screen measuring 1.3 inches. To alert users of incoming calls or other events, the device vibrates and displays a notification on the screen.
The SmartWatch also gives users hands-free control of their smartphone, allowing them to access music or snap photos on their phone from a distance. The SmartWatch works with most Android phones running version 2.1 and above.