Sony unveils higher res, NFC enabled SmartWatch 2

Sony revised its Android-based SmartWatch with a higher-resolution, water resistant SmartWatch 2 model featuring NFC sync and a longer-lasting battery. The 1.6-inch SmartWatch 2 was announced two weeks after the company open-sourced the Android firmware for the original SmartWatch.

While the world waits for expected smartwatches from Samsung and Apple, and perhaps even Google and Microsoft, and while startups like Geak try out the market, Sony has updated one of the world’s first Android wristwatches. Today at a Mobile Asia Expo event in Shanghai, China, the company announced the SmartWatch 2 along with a 6.4-inch, Snapdragon 800-based Xperia Z Ultra phablet.