Sony launches water-resistant SmartWatch 2

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Tech giant Sony has recently launched the much-awaited SmartWatch 2, which is an update of its Android-based watch. Despite the Sony’s launch, its competition still seems to be in a development mode. The company is also looking to attract users who want a smartphone with a very big screen with its 6.4-inch Xperia Z Ultra.

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In recent times, the smartwatches have been in the spotlight, as companies like Apple, Google and Samsung are already working on their products in this range. On June 25, 2013 at the Mobile Asia Expo in Shanghai, Sony said that it is already offering a third-generation device in this category with the SmartWatch 2.

The new SmartWatch 2 has a water- and dust-resistant body which is made of aluminum and has the integrated support for NFC. The features of the latest watch include a 1.6-inch screen with a 220 x 176 pixel resolution, which is slightly improved over the previous SmartWatch, that had a 1.3-inch screen with a 128 x 128 pixel resolution.

Sony promised an improved battery life with SmartWatch 2. The company also pitched the SmartWatch 2 as a second screen for the Android-based smartphones. Latest device’s compatibility has also been improved compared to the previous generation device and it should be compatible with almost all smartphones based on Google’s operating system.