Android phones may appear overshadowed by Apple’s iPhones but Android users remain adamant about the wider range of screen sizes and technologies, plus open access to many web-based features. Accessory-wise, iPhone may overwhelm the marketplace. Sony invites Android smartphone users with a unique accessory called the SmartWatch, and it really is an exciting device for active (and passive) users.
Sony Mobile Communications announces the availability of its new SmartWatch, a wearable device that extends the power of Android smartphones by sending timely and personal information from your smartphone straight to your wrist. A vibration and screen alert notifies you of key events, like an incoming call. It also allows you to read texts and emails as well as receive Facebook and Twitter updates – all from your wrist.
SmartWatch from Sony connects to Android smartphones (v2.1 or later) using Bluetooth wireless capability. It offers the ability to control key functions without removing your smartphone from your pocket or bag. With just a tap, touch, and swipe, SmartWatch turns from a watch displaying the time to a remote information center for your Android smartphone. It’s like a wireless dock for your phone.
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.
The SmartWatch appears to be really great for active lifestyle users. The durable SmartWatch is dust proof and splash proof and comes with a black rubber wristband included in the box. It has a rechargeable battery and charging is simple with the (included) USB cable.
Of course, Sony styling is geared to individual customization. Wristbands in five additional colors are available for optional purchase. SmartWatch’s design includes a rear-mounted clip, so it can be removed from the wristband and attached to clothing or a belt.
The Sony SmartWatch is a utopian concept that Android phone users will appreciate and buy. Pair up with one at JR.com.