Sony Xperia SmartWatch

Sony Smartwatch 2 release date tipped for September

Late last month the folks from Sony announced their plans to offer a new and improved Sony Smartwatch 2 wearable device with a 1.6-inch display. One that builds on the previous generation. After initial reports suggested a July 15th release date in the UK, today that's been pushed into September.

Sony SmartWatch 2 UK shipments expected to begin in mid-July

Sony announced the SmartWatch 2 a short while back and while we saw a complete set of specs, things were not quite as complete in terms of the pricing and availability details. We still have yet to see anything official from Sony in that regard, however UK retailer Clove has recently offered a bit of detail on the subject. They have even opened up pre-orders for those ready to part with some money.

Sony’s Bluetooth Xperia SmartWatch now shipping in the US

It never rains, but it pours. Just a day after the intriguing Pebble smart watch got almost instantly funded on Kickstarter, Sony is back in the game with its latest take on the wearable smartphone augmenter. As promised, the SmartWatch that we saw at CES (and which is completely and totally not the underwhelming LiveView watch from last year) is now shipping to the good old US of A. $149.99 gets you a Bluetooth-paired secondary screen for your Android phone, complete with alerts, alarms and other goodies. And yes, the Sony SmartWatch will pair with any Android device regardless of manufacturer.