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Sony Unveils New SmartWatch 2, It’s Running Android

Together with the new Sony Xperia Z Ultra phablet, the Japanese company has also announced its second generation of SmartWatches, which, unlike its predecessor, is now water proof, has improved performance, and is now compatible with the NFC standard.

The third model of the company, if it is to also count the original Sony Ericsson LiveView model, SmartWatch 2 is a… errrr… smart watch that extends the notifications system of an Android smartphone on a secondary display. Being part of Sony’s line-up for 2013, the SmartWatch 2 has the same design as Xperia Z or Xperia Z Ultra and, it the same time, has the IP57 certification being water and dust proof, the case being manufactured from aluminium, while the strap is made of stainless steel.

Even though Sony claims that SmartWatch 2 is faster than the previous generation, the company failed to reveal any details about the terminal’s processor or amount of RAM. At least we know that the Sony SmartWatch 2 comes with a 1.6-inch display with a resolution of 220 x 176 pixels, on which you will see your received texts, Twitter and Facebook notifications, your calendar records and the buttons for multimedia control.

Compatible with almost any Android smartphone that has Bluetooth support, Sony SmarWatch 2 also comes with a NFC chip, which makes the pairing even easier.

The officials of the Japanese phone maker said that there are already a couple of hundreds of applications that can be synced with SmartWatch 2. In order to demo why the Sony SmartWatch 2 is useful, the company said that it can be used as a remote control for the smartphone camera while taking a group photo, or to control a Powerpoint presentation.

Sony SmartWatch 2 release date has been scheduled for September, and its market debut will be synchronized with the launch of a series of straps or clipping systems.

Are you tempted by the Sony SmartWatch 2? Do you believe that the smartwatches will be the next big thing? The comments section is all yours.