Wearable technology is quite the hot topic these days, and people will soon begin to have quite a few options to choose from. The first piece of wearable tech that will likely become the first widely accepted device is the smartwatch. (If we exclude the pager, or, you know, real watches.)
Smartwatches will likely be a novelty item for a while, as many cost the as much as a premium 7 or 8 inch tablet today. The upcoming Qualcomm Toq is priced at $349, which is a bit hard to swallow for such a small piece of technology. That said, Sony’s latest offering keeps the price down relatively low and ships with features that people would expect such a device to have this early in the game.
Sony was one of the first to bring a smartwatch device to the table a few years ago. The device was simple and was ultimately held back by many factors, but Sony was testing the waters for a market that would soon begin to become “the next big thing,” and getting developers interested in their device during the process. Now it’s back with the Smartwatch 2 that offers up a handful of improvements from its predecessor.
Can the Sony Smartwatch 2 compete with the likes of the Samsung Galaxy Gear, Pebble, and the upcoming onslaught of smartwatches? In this review, we’ll see if Sony’s latest smartwatch has what it takes to be the next (or first) watch on your wrist.