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Apple iWatch is still far away from its due release: a true smartwatch in the making. But there are other alternatives one can watch out for.
Sony, the Japanese giant, has come up its own Android dubbed SmartWatch in 2012. The device which retails for Rs. 8,749 in the Indian market. The device didn't turned out to be a killer device, but the future is bright. Also recently, Sony has announced a firmware update for its smartwatch.
Dished out by Keith Myers (Google +) via Android Central, the update comes with some useful features. There are several new watch faces introduced by the manufacturer along with notification previews and better than expected battery life.
The Sony SmartWatch is a tiny little gadget with works as regular watch and also doubles as notification hub when synced with an Android run smartphone. The Bluetooth enabled watch can help you out to access: incoming calls, notifications, music player, Google Maps and a remote phone ringer. The watch which weighs around 26 grams comes with a tiny screen (supports multi -touch). You can receive incoming calls, check SMS and so on.
The device is customizable; you can change wrist band with any set 20mm one. Due to multiple in discrepancies attached to it, the device gets thumbs up from any tech reviewers worldwide. Some says that the there are few third party apps available. The navigation on a tiny screen is bit awkward. But Sony has made it possible to bring back watch in vogue. GizBot is eyeing the next -generation Sony SmartWatch 2 in the coming months.
The above mentioned Sony smartwatch didn't bring exactly users were hoping for. Nonetheless, the attempt was novel and with recent firmware update one can hope for better devices. It would be great if Sony would have come up with Android running smartwatch.
Sony SmartWatch Receives Software Update
Samsung, the most trusted mobile handset manufacturer, is set to prepping an Android running Galaxy watch. Sony has the resources (R&D) skills to craft an Android running watch. Apple on the other hand is getting aggressive with its iWatch. It is said that as many as 100 engineers working to craft Apple's dream watch powered by iOS OS.