Sony unveils the latest addition of its smartwatch
It’s all about the smartwatches at the moment, with the latest release coming from Sony, showing off their Smartwatch 2. The gadget is the third addition to the Sony smartwatch family, and promises to impress in all areas, which lagged in previous attempts.
Firstly the style of the product had improved dramatically. Although people will still look and think it’s a bit of a geeky toy on your wrist, that tag is one unlikely to ever leave this type of product. It flaunts a square 9mm thick aluminium body, waterproof resistance and an upgraded interface, a vast improvement on previous additions. However the improvement is still nothing to compare to the high-resolution screen we associate with out smartphones, so don’t be fooled into thinking it’s the latest Retina Display.
The setup of the Smartwatch 2 is very simple and quick, a mere tap on the NFC equipped phone activates the software to take all necessary action, prompting you to download any software you need from the Google Play store. For all Android phones without NFC, if it supports Android 4.0 they simply use Bluetooth to connect with Ice Cream Sandwich.
The latest edition of the smartwatch supports a lower power, single-core processor, in an attempt to gain a balance between battery life and overall product size. This has led to some criticism as the product does lag in certain aspects i.e. touch control on the interface, however the overall reaction is positive.
The smartwatch is more of just a second screen for your Android device, as it has limited functionality when not paired with a smartphone. However the integration of third party apps really bring the product to life. And at £150, who can really argue.