It’s been said that smart phones decreased, in large part, the popularity of and need for watches. We’re always staring at our phones and the time is right there front and center. If you’re a techie … or a watch lover, get ready to update your holiday wish list. First things first, you’ll need an Android smartphone. That in hand, you’re ready for the next level of gadget aficionados. Enter: the Sony SmartWatch 2 SW2. SmartWatch 2 expands your Android experience and introduces new ways to communicate by interfacing with your smartphone over Bluetooth®. In short, what’s happening in your life can now be mirrored on your watch. With the SmartWatch 2 phone remote, you can keep track of everything without taking your phone out of your pocket or bag. Get notifications. Control your music. See who’s calling. When a call, message or other notification comes in, your Sony SmartWatch acts as an Android smartphone remote and gently vibrates on your wrist to let you know. Text messages, email, calendar, call log, Facebook, Twitter, Gmail — all literally at your fingertips. Perhaps a product for a niche audience, but the buzz is building. And we’re listening.
SmartWatch 2 works with any smartphone or tablet running Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) or later. Black, available with a silicon or metal stainless steel wristband. $199