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Sony SmartWatch 2
Why it’s cool
Sony has been testing some new waters, smart watches. Smart watches are essentially “smart” watches; they do much more than a conventional watch.
Sony’s SmartWatch 2 connects with your Android phone and lets you read your texts, emails, control your calls and music, and of course it can tell the time. You have many different styles of clocks to choose from, both analog and digital!
This isn’t Sony’s first smart watch, as you can tell by the name. Sony’s original SmartWatch wasn’t much of a success, not many people know about it. Sony is trying to change that by adding a bigger 1.6” screen, better build quality with the aluminum design, NFC and Bluetooth 3.0 connectivity.
The Sony SmartWatch 2 will be a great asset to anyone who uses there Android phone for communication/media, and wants to simplify his/her life. The ability to install apps onto the SmartWatch has created a world of opportunities: there are already 200 apps for the watch and many more are expected to come as developers get their feet wet.
Is it entertaining, educational or a little of both?
The purpose of Sony’s SmartWatch 2 is entertainment for the most part.
Is it worth buying?
Sony’s new SmartWatch 2 could create a new market combining the world of smartphones and watches. It has quite a bit of features that put it a step ahead of the few competitors, like the Pebble SmartWatch.
One thing to keep in mind though, is that the Sony SmartWatch works with Android exclusively, which means its not compatible with iOS (iPhone) or BlackBerry.
There are also rumours about Apple and Google releasing their own smart watches, so it might be a good idea to wait and see what they bring to the table.
If your the type of person who needs this watch, you’re going to have to wait until September. Prices haven’t been officially released, but it is rumoured that Sony’s SmartWatch 2 will cost you about $100-$150.
My name is Abdul and I’m 15 years old.
I’m in Grade 10, and go to Satec @ W.A Porter Collegiate Institute. My favourite subjects at school are Computer Science, Science, and Math.
In my free time, I spend a lot of time on my computer; sometimes too much! You must be wondering, “What do you do on your computer for so long?” Well, the Internet has endless possibilities! I spend time learning different things, like programming and app development. I love new technology and follow technology regularly, from new phones and operating systems to online currencies. My favourite website about technology is TechCrunch. Watching videos on YouTube, and spending time on Facebook and Twitter are also some of the things I do.
When I’m not on my computer, I love reading! Although I’ve read quite a bit of books, The Harry Potter series are my favourite. I also love riding my bike and hanging out with my friends. My favourite TV show is Shark Tank. My role model is Steve Jobs.
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