Big SmartWatch 2 update coming (1.0.B.4.80); brings new Watchfaces and customisation options

by XB on 03/03/2014

in Accessories


Sony SmartWatch 2_1.0.B.4.80_1The Sony SmartWatch 2 SW2 will shortly get a big firmware update judging by the watches on demo at MWC last week. Units at the show were running build number 1.0.B.4.80 compared to the current build (1.0.B.3.46).

New watchfaces will show more information on screen including the weather, a pedometer, a battery indicator, the last notification received and the next upcoming alarm.

Other changes include a scrollable notification menu (the drop down menu), the ability to choose which apps you want to receive notifications from and customisation options – change wallpaper and change which apps are shown on the home screen. We’ll let you know once the update starts rolling.

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Via PocketPC.ch.

Thanks Marc!

  • Micro

    to be honest I can’t wait for this update much more than for 4.4 for Z1… my dreams about SW2 features are about to come true! O_O (R.I.P. Gear lol)

  • Rene Pedroso

    Hopefully it brings Garmin maps

  • http://www.whatupgoingon.com Greg Macek

    This is really great news. There are a lot of features here that I’ve been wanting to see. I’m really interested in the pedometer thing. Is this tied to the watch only or is there an app it talks to? 3rd party watchfaces that have access to the “idle” screen like built in watchfaces would be amazing. I think this is part of what makes Pebble development so enticing.

    I was wondering when they would be pushing out new enhancements to SW2. Hopefully they continue to improve on battery life as well. I also hope they fix some of the Smart Extensions like Gmail (can’t sync more than one account right now) and Twitter (API change on Twitter’s end broke this – or so I’ve read.)

  • mustafa

    What’s the instagram app?

  • Jesús López Sotelo

    I trade my SmartWatch 2 for f1.4 prime lens… I regret a little…

  • paulcoates

    Nice! Delighted I made the jump from SW1 to SW2, it’s an improvement in just about every way imaginable.

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  • theskig

    Good news! My SW2 is ready! :)

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  • Mo

    Garmin Navigon will bring their own version. SW2 will get an in-app Purchase from Navigon. Will kost <5€ after the purchase from Navigon app. AND will not have navigation functionality due to limitations of the SW2 hardware

  • the_black_dragon

    At the pedometer thing even I’m not sure (the source article is mine and i found the update at MWC)
    the SW2 has some memory and even an accellerometer to detect steps but that would drain battery significant i guess… so i think the pedometer will be introduced by an extra plugin or directly with the SW2 app or the data will be extracted from runtastic (they are in cooperation with sony)

  • http://www.whatupgoingon.com Greg Macek

    You’re probably right the pedometer is tied to an app, but built into the watch would be great for tracking without your phone. Battery drain probably wouldn’t be terrible if it’s not updating the screen constantly. I’ve noticed the watch is always monitoring movement as the screen turns off completely when I take it off my wrist before bed.

  • the_black_dragon

    Yes you’re right.
    We have to see until the Update is there :) Would be Awesome if we could use our SmartWatch instead of the new SmartBand to get step tracking information unto LifeLog app!
    maybe i get an pre-release version of the SmartWatch Manager App with the new firmware… I’ll report then :)

  • Mirrorpurple

    YES I WILL BE CAMPING @ THE PLAY STORE SONY

  • scw

    More clock design please. The existing design is no more than usable.

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  • Simi401

    With the new Instagram App you can take Fotos on your Watch and upload them onto Instagram ;)))))))))) :P

  • martin clinton

    Yes please! for me I just want, a decent large font clockface with day and date, plus a battery indicator…is that too much to ask for Sony?!

  • Alessandro Romano

    This and the SmartBand soon on my wrist!

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  • justin nijman

    It would be better if they would make an app to download things as watch faces and smart watch apps just like pebble did.

  • David Moslehi

    Does it support Hebrew and Persian natively? I had to install Augmented Pro to see messages in these two languages.

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  • martin clinton

    Yes, even better! I got so hacked off with the poor watch faces i bought a pebble! Downloaded canvas for pebble and designed my own watchface on my phone! If Sony are serious about this market this is the sort of thing they should be developing

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  • Wael Mahran

    plz we need arabic support for our sony smartwatch

  • Wael Mahran

    plz we need arabic support for our sony smartwatch 2

  • Wael Mahran

    plz we need arabic support for our sony smartwatch

  • Wael Mahran

    plz we need arabic support for our sony smartwatch 2

  • Wael Mahran

    plz we need arabic support for our sony smartwatch.

  • Janson

    When is this released?

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  • Pesoen

    whats the silver thingy in the usb port of the smartwatch?

  • Ahmed Farouk

    Please Try To Support Arabic & Thai Languages !

  • Jarl

    Sony is taking forever, as usual

  • Tech Gospel

    I hope this update comes soon… been waiting a month now…

  • Will Frame

    Sony, give me this update NAOW! I just bought the watch and I really miss having weather at a glance.

  • Modemokraterna

    were the hell is the Music-widget, i do not have it on my watch!!! But it is showing on my box “#¤%&/

  • Modemokraterna

    were the hell is the Music-widget, i do not have it on my watch!!! But it is showing on my box “#¤%&/

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  • Modemokraterna

    What a disappointment, only cosmetics stuff :-( SONY are u listening?

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  • Divya Bharathi

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  • Zainuddin Osman

    Don’t be too excited. Sometimes sony update screw up everything. Like what happened to the previous update.Call handling is not working and always show “unfortunately the smartwatch stop”from smartwatch to not smart at all watch. The best part I am using Xperia Z1.very frustrated. From working to dying smartwatch.

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