Sony brings SmartWatch 2 to U.S. as Android accessory

10/16/2013 | Bloomberg Businessweek

Sony has put its SmartWatch 2 on sale in the U.S. for $200, underselling Samsung Electronics' Galaxy Gear watch by $100. The Sony device is compatible with a more extensive line of Android phones than the Gear -- which works only with the Galaxy Note 3 -- but unlike the Samsung watch it can only answer calls, not make them. Designed to complement the Android phone, the smart watch can check e-mails, exchange text messages, receive calendar reminders and "like" Facebook posts.

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