Sony SmartWatch: Now Shipping

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We posted news about the upsoming Sony SmartWatch back in January, but now it is actually shipping and we have more details. This $149.99 device connects to your Android smartphone and displays various pieces of information. You can order the SmartWatch at the Sony site.  The specs include:

  • 1.3″ OLED display
  • 128 x 128 pixels
  • 65k colors (16 bit)
  • Standard USB connector for charging
  • Battery life: 3-4 days typical usage, up to 14 days on standby
  • Bluetooth 3.0
  • 36mm by 36mm by 8mm (12.8mm including Clip)
  • 15.5 g (Watchband is 26g)

It’s kind of hard to tell from the limited information and pictures online, but it appears there is an adaptor to support USB charging, so the USB port may not be standard. It also appears there is only one button.

The apps they list are:

  • All Events (from your calendar)
  • Messaging
  • Corporate e-mail (they specify Sony/Sony Ericsson Android phones only)
  • Gmail Calendar notifications
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Music Player
  • Call Handling (call, mute, reject, answer, send pre-defined SMS)
  • Battery Strength
  • Find Phone
  • Weather
  • More apps on the Android market.

This looks pretty intriguing to me, and had the advantage over the I’m Watch of actually existing. Of course, it is not going to work if you have an iPhone, but you still have the Pebble. What do you think, do you like this trend of wrist-bound computers?

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