Many new Droid 4 accessories popped up at this year's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, but few generated as much buzz as Sony's new SmartWatch. After a release in the United Kingdom, the device will be available in the United States for about $150.
"The SmartWatch is essentially just a small secondary display that can connect to any Bluetooth-enabled Android device running Android 2.1 or later once the corresponding app has been installed," reviewers at gadget website TechCrunch.com said of the accessory. "Thankfully, Sony saw fit to include a full multi-touch display this time around instead of the awkward edge-only navigation scheme seen in the SmartWatch’s forebear."
Aside from telling time, the watch can read emails, text messages and more on the 1.3-inch OLED screen. Those who own the SmartWatch may also control music playing on the phone via the SmartWatch. TechCrunch reports there will soon be 60 mini apps for the phone in the Google Play store.
This new device weighs about half-an-ounce and comes with a black rubber strap. Other color options including green, grey, blue, pink and white are available for an extra $20, according to mobile technology website Liliputing.