Sony SmartWatch 2 launch date pushed back
The Sony SmartWatch 2 has had its launch date pushed back to September 9th.
The smart watch was originally meant to launch yesterday (Monday July 15th).
According to retailer Clove UK, Sony’s second attempt at wearable technology has had its release date pushed back to September.
“It has transpired that the date of the 15th July given by Sony’s distribution arm was incorrect,” the retailer wrote in a statement on its website.
The SmartWatch 2 has a 1.6-inch 220x176 display. It is designed as a companion app for Android devices. We got hands on with the smart watch at the end of last month.
Measuring in at 9mm thick the SmartWatch 2 is also pretty thin and will come with a range of different bands from stainless steel to leather, both available in different colours.
With over 200 apps already available for Sony’s SmartWatch ecosystem the company will be hoping that developers will increase this number substantially before its September release date.
Speaking to T3 at the device’s unveiling in June, Pierre Perron, Sony Mobile president North West Europe said said that the SmartWatch 2 isn’t designed to replace smartphones.
Instead, it is design to complement smartphones. “We call it going beyond smartphone usage. So SmartWatch is connected into your smartphone and can enable you to use more than 200 applications to enhance your life.”
Perron also dismissed the threat of competition from Apple, Microsoft, Samsung and Dell. "We started in 2007 and we have really have delivered to the market more than half a million units. So it’s really interesting to see our competitors thinking about designing a smart watch.
“We’ve been in this market for seven years, so it gives us a competitive advantage. So we’ll continue to enhance the consumer experience.”