Sony Mobile Shows Off Watch-Based Android Smartphone Accessory
Sony Mobile has shown off a new SmartWatch, a wearable device that extends the power of Android smartphones by sending information from a smartphone straight to the watch. A vibration and screen alert notifies users of key events, like an incoming call or text messages and social media updates.
The SmartWatch connects to Android smartphones via Bluetooth.
Sonmy said that a growing number of apps are available for download through Google Play — including those for social updates, workouts and music — all customized for the 1.3-inch OLED SmartWatch touch screen. While SmartWatch works with these existing apps, Android developers can create apps specifically for the device. SmartWatch works with most Android (2.1 and above) smartphones.
At launch, SmartWatch has a suggested retail price of $149.99.