Sony SmartWatch 2 update brings tons of new features, new watch faces and more

smartwatch 2 update

Sony stood firm on their stance to move forward with their own smartwatch platform instead of going with Android Wear, and they’re making nice on their commitment with a huge software upgrade for the latest model. The new Sony SmartWatch 2 goods come in a very hefty package, but not without reason. Here’s what’s on tap:

  • New watch faces, with the ability to customize them — drag and drop elements using your phone or on the watch itself.
  • Six new wallpapers
  • Caclulator app
  • Improved Gmail and Facebook apps with better syncing. Facebok posts are also scrollable.
  • New setting to enable or disable vibration on Bluetooth connect or disconnect

Sony says things haven’t even started heating up yet, though, with plans to bring even more upgrades down the pipeline. There’s no telling what those upgrades are or how far up the pipeline they are, but history tells us the wait won’t be too unbearable.

The only thing you need to do to get your hands on this one is update the SmartWatch 2 app in the Google Play Store. Head over there to take care of it as soon as you can.

[via Sony]

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  • Foramex

    No round watch= No buy.
    Moto 360 for the win!

  • Barton Marforte

    Another smart watch to launch next week that really stands out is the new Smart Devices’ P1 model that’s nicely priced at $159 and offers a stylish design; plus the watch works as a phone with a built-in speaker microphone.

    This new smart watch features a high performance – 1Ghz processor, high resolution color touchscreen display, long battery life, is IP-X7 rated water-resistant, features an MP3 music player with headphones included and Pedometer to track walking/jogging stats; plus provides a motion sensor with heart rate and sleep monitoring.

    The watch syncs with both iPhone and Android Smartphones and makes it easy to keep your phone in your pocket to view and screen incoming calls, notifications and texts; plus has a huge advantage over similar devices with the ability to answer phone calls directly on the watch.

    The watch is manufactured by Smart Devices, which products have won the mobile industries’ CTIA Award for innovation.

    One of the first U.S. sites with more details on Smart Devices’ new smart watch is — iProTablet

  • Crimsonshadow774

    Almost bought this when it came out. Glad I didn’t. Holding out for the Moto 360.

    • Tony McHugh

      Why glad you didn’t, I’m curious?

  • mreveryphone

    I updated mine but the double tap to wake feature is not working… Anyone else having this problem?

    • http://chato.pl/ chato.pl

      Try harder :)
      Settings – Display – Tap to wake

      • mreveryphone

        I did that lol but its not waking with my taps…

        • Tony McHugh

          Adjust sensitivity to max, see my reply above.

    • Terry Craft

      yes…just does not work yet….maybe a few more days

      • Tony McHugh

        What doesn’t work? The double tap? See my reply above.

        • Terry Craft

          Tried that……still does nothing when tapping

          • Terry Craft

            O.K. Now working, thanks

    • Tony McHugh

      It works go into the settings and adjust the sensitivity. Also with max sensitivity set you can turn it on by flicking your wrist like a Pebble.

  • Terry Craft

    also….custom watch does not work yet i.e. adding weather etc

    • Tony McHugh

      Weather working fine for me. You have to use the sony weather app for now.