Rumor: Sony’s upcoming SmartWatch will be “minimally water-resistant”

by: Adam KoueiderJune 24, 2013

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According to Cnet, the next-generation SmartWatch will bring a larger screen than the current version, which has a 1.3-inch OLED display, and NFC for one-touch pairing with smartphones.

Like its predecessor, it’ll be running a version of Android, and will feature a capacitive touchscreen. According to Cnet, it will also be minimally water-resistant (50 points to whoever can tell us what “minimally” means in this scenario). The successor to the Sony SmartWatch is expected to be announced at this week’s Mobile Asia Expo 2013 trade show in Beijing.

Wearable technology has been in the headlines ever since Google unveiled Google Glass, and with a Google smartwatch also in the works, Sony would like to get its own smart watch onto the market quickly. Remember nothing is official until Sony actually releases the new SmartWatch, and until then we advise you to take this rumor with a grain of salt.

Do you believe smart watches will go mainstream in 2013? Will you buy the next-gen Sony SmartWatch?

  • Vyrlokar

    Minimally water resistant: you can wash your hands wearing it, but nothing more.

    It might be even less: you can wear it in humid weather…

  • najiy91

    minimally means proof against water splash only.

  • Abbas Mustafa Bhaiji

    minimally definetely means IP54