The CES is usually a platform to exhibit the inventions and the innovative ideas and technologies to the world. At CES 2012, the internet was seen strapped to the wrists with the Android powered watches that not only tells the time but also conveys the online content.
Sony, the titan of Japanese consumer electronics and i'm Watch, the Italian venture backed start up company were sporting the watches that make of Android platform to make the wearers connect to the online content like email, websites and music.
The SmartWatch by Sony will be released by the end of March 2012 while at CES, i'm Watch was out. Massimiliano Bertolin, the CEO and the co-founder of i'm Watch says that it is the time for watches and that the users are requiring technology which is a fashion by some means.
i'm Watch is available for a price of $350 for various colors with wrist bands made of silicon. The displays are made of aluminium casing and one model is also available for $15,000 as it is made of pink gold and studded with diamonds.
The wearers will be notified of the new Gmail messages and the fresh posts made in social networks like Facebook. They can also access the digital photo albums and other free web based services of Google like Calendar.
The watch cannot be used to send messages as it can connect to the online shop for music and applications. It can be used to make calls as it links to smartphones wirelessly.
SmartWatch of Sony is announced to be launched in March 2012 and it will use the Bluetooth connectivity to link to mobile phones. It will be available for a price of $149 and it will tailored applications.