In 2007, Google introduced the Android operating system in an effort to market an open-source solution for mobile phones. Since then, the operating system has grown enormously and is now used in several types of devices, such as tablets, notebooks and (portable) media players. Sony shows that this list can be expanded further, with the announcement of its first Android-based watch.
The SmartWatch has a display with a diameter of 3,3 cm, and has some features familiar from other Android platforms, for example a vibrate function to indicate incoming messages. Notification LEDs are also a feature of this phone. The watch syncs with an Android phone by means of a Bluetooth connection. The first model can not be used without another Android device, which means that you need a continuous Bluetooth connection between the two devices if you want to use all the functionality of the SmartWatch. The SmartWatch is similar to a remote, allowing users to display their Twitter messages or change their music without having to whip out their phones. As it is a watch, it obviously also displays the time.
Sony's SmartWatch should be available soon at a recommended retail price of $150 USD.