Garmin Xperia Edition turns your Sony SmartWatch 2 into a sat nav

Turn-by-turn navigation sent straight to your smart watch

The Sony SmartWatch 2 has fired a return salvo at the new Samsung Gear 2 as it now offers street-level turn-by-turn navigation via your smartphone

Garmin has a new app called the Garmin Xperia Edition which combines Garmin's own sat nav and navigation app with a Sony SmartWatch 2 (opens in new tab) extension that sends directions straight to your smart watch.

With competitors like the new Samsung Gear 2 (opens in new tab) and the Pebble Steel (opens in new tab) looking to offer the most comprehensive smart watch Sony has teamed up with Garmin to launch the Xperia exclusive app.

Offline maps are stored on your Xperia Z2 (opens in new tab) smartphone (or any Xperia smartphone for that matter) so you won't be steaming through data if you get lost.

The app then sends the relevant navigation info straight to the SmartWatch 2 via Bluetooth whilst a simple user interface means you can zoom in and out on the watch using simple taps on the screen.

Available at the end of March the Xperia Edition will come with lane guidance, speed warnings and lifetime traffic updates as well as automated walking guidance sent straight to the watch.

Thomas Tamblyn studied journalism at the University of Westminster, where he was a contributing presenter at the award-winning Smoke Radio station. He then moved to T3.com as a Staff Writer where he proceeded to write news, reviews and features on topics such as phones, electric vehicles, laptops, gaming, streaming services, headphones, tablets future tech and wearables.