New Sony SmartWatch to come with NFC and be water resistant?

by XB on 23rd June 2013

in Accessories, Rumours

Sony SmartWatchSony looks certain to announce a new SmartWatch in the next few days at the Mobile Asia Expo 2013 being held in Shanghai. However, whilst we await official details on which direction Sony is heading in, Cnet has rumoured specs from its own sources. It reports that the new SmartWatch will have a larger display, a capacitive touch screen and three icon layout.

Interestingly, Cnet says the SmartWatch will be “minimally water-resistant“, although we’re not sure what ‘minimal’ means here. The device will also feature NFC for easy one-touch pairing. This isn’t a surprise since Sony has been adding NFC tech to pretty much all of its mid/high-end phones and it can be found in many other Sony products including TVs and speaker systems. There’s not long to wait on official details.

Thanks Kihoon!

  • Maderchu

    I just want them to release Honami !!
    Perfect phone to replace my Xperia S with
    Complain all you want about Sony updates , but even though they take time to update the differences in features, asthetics and performance is immense! Unlike Samsung where there’s no differences

  • JEp ?

    …. and with same USB charging cable.
    So, we as a Sony loyal customers must struggle to charge the Smartwatch.

  • RDB90

    OH man u made the perfect point about Sony products, yes updates are important but if updates and if rooting is all one cares about then they should buy the nexus, y bother buying anything else and crib about it. These devices easily run without glitch for 2-3 years unlike other manufacturers. I still have my x10i up and running and guess what although slow on Gingerbread, it still runs flawlessly!

  • A Chai Yuth

    everybody in style XD stay tune n wish its battery is good enough since m not often charge my gadget at all… that watch’s color seems cool

  • Josh96

    Sony products with NFC:

    Did I missed something?

  • Tech Gospel

    Minimal water resistance will probably be like the current SmartWatch. Splashes and everyday spills are not a problem, but this will not be rated for prolonged water immersion. Can’t wait! :)

  • Brian

    Would’ve been cool if the PS 4 controllers had NFC ;o

  • Ray

    The honami is going to be my Xperia S replacement!! There’s no other manufacturer who can match Sony’s cutting edge design and awesome functional UI. However Sony should really look into the problem in their smartphone displays which are starting to worsen since XZ.

  • Babylonbwoy

    I was sure that it will be water resistant giving the yellow waterproof walkman they have posted, logic.

  • Maziar

    I hope the improvement of this new model is as noticeable as the one between the first and second generations!

  • mauricegerald

    I have ARC S. I love so much its design. Skipped Z/ZL. Checking the inet daily few times a day just to find any news about Honami. SONY please at least give some information about HONAMI.

  • djsilentg

    Tags and do they have a car entertainment system that has nfc

  • Rizky Maulana

    washing machine, AC, hmm… tractor may be :v

  • Izamanaick

    It better have a microphone, ’cause that’d be awesome.

  • Herman

    Honami and the Smartwatch II, perfect replacement for the Xperia S and the original Smartwatch I never had but wanted.

    Take my money, Sony!

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  • Nils

    I think Sony will release a new SmartWatch certainly. They’ ve uploaded a Video, which is showing some watches included Live View and SmartWatch and it says it’s Time – Sony at Mobile Asia Expo 2013. Sorry for bad English.

  • Babylonbwoy

    Soundtrack, Hip Hop/Electro classic :

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