SmartWatch 2: Is it a watch? Is it a phone?

by XB on 25th June 2013

in Accessories, Featured Content

0_Smartwatch_2_AngledSony have today introduced the SmartWatch 2 – a watch, an Android app interface and a remote control for your phone all in one so you don’t even need to take your phone out of your pocket. We can see the attraction of pairing this smartwatch with one of the larger screen smartphones so that you don’t get in trouble for pulling out a 6″ phone during your meetings!

It’s all about the apps, with the ability to personalise this smartwatch with more dedicated apps than any other smartwatch including handling calls, taking photos and controlling presentations remotely. As you would expect the SmartWatch 2 is both water and dust resistant.

Sony are excited about the NFC connectivity for one-touch pairing, and a range of features including higher resolution for sharper viewing, better visibility even in sunlight, longer battery life and a more intuitive interface.

The SmartWatch 2 can be personalised with any standard 24mm wristband and there will also be new Sony watchstraps.

It should be available worldwide from September 2013.

Here’s the full list of specs:

Screen brightness (sunlight readable)
Longest battery life for a smartwatch (battery level indicator shows low battery warning)
Water-resistant (IP57)
Easy setup (NFC pairing and connecting)
Standalone watch functionality
Standard micro USB cable for charging
User interface similar to Android UI so it is more intuitive
Bigger screen with higher resolution (1.6 inch, 220 x 176 pixels)
High quality materials (aluminium body and stainless steel wristband)
Extended compatibility (works with most Android phones)
Swappable wristbands – personalise with any standard 24mm strap

SmartWatch 2 Promo Videos

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Via Sony Mobile Press and Sony Developer World.

  • AKS

    intresting device .. allthough same design

  • KubsiJack

    It’s a clock

  • zack__1987


  • Tech Gospel

    THAT is what I’ve been waiting for! :)

  • Longest battery life for a smartwatch

    2 days?

  • Jahan Khan Ward-Rashid

    5 days with my Sony smartwatch so anything more is brilliant!

  • Billy de Fretes

    finally … a perfect partner for xperia z

  • the_black_dragon

    Shut up Sony and Take my Money!!!!
    all the updated specs compared to to my old SmartWatch are reason enough to get this one :O

  • Tech Gospel

    Similar in a better way. Flatter (body is 1mm thicker but it no longer has the thick clip). Corners are less rounded. Dimensions are 5mm more on both sides. Power button and strap holder look much better. Time to upgrade! :)

  • Tech Gospel

    I barely get one day with mine, using the Always-On watch faces.

  • boosook

    finally a true smartwatch!

  • Kim Salinas

    good2x hope the price is much better

  • Dexter Moregan

    I will throw my SmartWatch away and buy this watch right now!

  • piers

    looks better than the first gen. does not look like a toy this time.

  • 199€ in France.

  • Definitely mine :)

  • Babylonbwoy

    Too expensive, too large. What are the dimension, can’t find them on website ?
    I’d rather add another 100e and get a lotus, seiko or something…
    SBH50 has a display, I’ll stick with it.

  • Silas Arentsen
  • JEp ?
  • Babylonbwoy

    “Is it a watch? Is it a phone?” it’s a phatch!

  • Babylonbwoy

    According to press release :

    Low usage = 5-6 days
    Typical usage = 3-4 days

  • Babylonbwoy

    Water Resistant : IP57 according to spec sheet

  • Chirag

    what’s the price in india..
    and can you tell which one i have to buy

    i have xperia neo v (2011 xperia model)

  • JEp ?

    So I guess it was an error at the official website.

  • Chirag

    can i able to connect it with bluetooth

  • Babylonbwoy
  • Innovator

    No! The Smartwatch 2 is just so so and very normal

    Sony got to create cool gadget like SONY NEXTEP COMPUTER

  • Tech Gospel

    No one will be willing to pay what that watch would be sold for today. That’s 5-7 year tech at the least… assuming you honestly still want keyboards 5 years from now … “Keyboard, how quaint”

  • Tech Gospel

    Now if only Sony can close the gap between launch date, and availability date…

  • LOLanizer

    …It’s a phwatch!
    Now try saying it, see how easily it just rolls off your tongue? Phwatch =)

  • Guest

    Exactly! A Wonderful Combination !

    Can’t Wait To Get It !

  • zer0rec0rd

    Exactly! A Wonderful Combination !

    Can’t Wait To Get It !

  • Cristi13

    Some users report they got update for thei xperia ion

  • james

    Come on
    No it’s more than a clock!

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  • LaceeWearsPrada

    They made a ftf file.. I’m just downloading it.. I hope this is real :D Estimated time is 3h :/ Very slow speed :/ But it’s worth the time

  • LaceeWearsPrada

    It’s available in Hungary too!!!! I’m updatng it now!! Then try to make an ftf :D

  • Cristi13

    Hungary? Hello neighbour! Anyway I can confirm is also available here in Romania, one of my friends got it. I wonder what it took so long for sony…

  • InspectorGadget80


  • rocSTAR

    Do u know flexible oled ? It can make this real

  • saif

    No need to throw it. You can gift it to me :P

  • Ana Heluši?


  • Jhonbert Magana

    Lol. !

  • Average Dude

    no thanks, my hands wud start to sweat too much, then it wont work

  • Mohammed Khired

    i think samsung will get there first..

  • scw

    This looks much better than the current watch. I am indeed interested.

  • rickiking

    Definitely getting this one… but with poor availability of xperia accessories here in uae, will see if this will be on sale here.

  • JG

    Wow… I want this now!!!

  • Rob

    You say its too large, and then ask for the dimensions… Brilliant stuff

  • looi

    can answer a n incoming call ???

  • Babylonbwoy

    Why people thumb down a price ? Is it to say that they’re not happy with it ? It’s not his fault!

  • Babylonbwoy

    Yes looking at the photos it looks very large, but I don’t know what are the exact dimentions. Are you stupid? come whith something else if you want to step to me…

  • Tech Gospel

    Do you know vaporware? It can make everything real.

  • djsilentg

    It can answer the call but you can’t speak thou the watch. You wanna be David hasseloff

  • Babylonbwoy

    41.6mm x 41.1mm x 9 mm

  • Tech Gospel

    Same here in the PH. Got my original SmartWatch in SG and it was about 6 months before it arrived here in the gray market, then almost a year before official stores carried it.

  • Marco

    I am a big sony fan, however i am going to pass on this. check this watch out.

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  • I will pass on this too after seeing the KREYOS. A Shame about the KREYOS’ OS, but I think it’ll run better than MetaWatch runs now with the latest firmware and MetaWatch Manager: Noah’s Edition.

  • Kjetil B. Thomassen

    I agree with you here. Sony has addressed the issues that I have with my SmartWatch:
    – It does not work in sunshine, as it is not bright enough. The SmartWatch 2 is.
    – It is not water proof. The SmartWatch 2 is.
    – The charging is currently a bit difficult. The SmartWatch 2 is better.

    Sony has also added improvements in other areas, which are good.

    So, yes, they do listen to the customers.

    I have used the SmartWatch for over a year now with my Xperia S, and it is excellent. The amount of apps covers all areas that I can think of, so I do think that Sony has done a great job here.

    Kjetil B.

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