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Sony Xperia SmartWatch

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  • 1.3in OLED display
  • Manufacturer: Sony
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Alongside its Sony Xperia Ion and Xperia S Android smartphones, Sony also used CES to launch its new Xperia Watch, the latest attempt at a connected watch.

Packing a 1.3in OLED touchscreen and connecting to your phone over Bluetooth, the Xperia SmartWatch lets you see messages and emails, control your music, check caller ID, and much more besides. 255 widgets are currently available and no doubt more will follow.

Sony Xperis SmartWatch

Among the coolest (or most pointless - but aren't many of the coolest things in life?) is the ability to see the view through your phone's camera on the watch. The usefulness of this might be debatable but it works pretty well.

Sony Xperis SmartWatch 3

Yes, dufus here managed to photograph it the wrong way up. Doh!

Crucially the watch actually looks pretty good. It's slim at just 8mm thick, and is only 36mm square. It also feels well built with a glass screen and metal chassis and buttons, and a comfortable (if sweat-enhancing) silicone strap. It also weighs just 15.5g.

The most crucial thing, though, is that we were told the watch should last from four days to a week between charges, making it genuinely practical. Set to cost $149 (no UK price yet) it could well be the perfect accessory for Xperia handset owners.

Simon

January 13, 2012, 7:24 pm

What a nightmare i have had trying to log into TR just to leave a comment. Blimey!

Anyway, the price is up here:

http://www.motorolastore.eu/uk...

Seems to be £244.99 for the 8GB version, which seems a bit steep to me.

daze62

January 14, 2012, 4:51 pm

Spinning a digital photo 180 degrees is fairly simple for a novice. So who's the genius who couldn't do it for the web page, then calls the photographer a dufus? Or was it the same person? Double dufus!

Ed

January 14, 2012, 9:21 pm

Hi Simon. Apologies the comments system is a bit laborious - we're working on it, honest. As to the product, that's a completely different device. That's Motorola's take on the smart watch. A preview of which you can read here: http://www.trustedreviews.com/...

Ed

January 14, 2012, 9:27 pm

You can't just spin a photo round like that as it would look completely wrong - trust me, I tried. And yes it was the same person, i.e. me. Thus why it says 'dufus here', and indeed that it says dufus at all.

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