Mar 19th, 2013

Sony has released a new firmware upgrade for its SmartWatch. Administered through the Google Play Store on your Android device, the SmartWatch update brings us a lot of new goods and features to sink our teeth into. The most exciting bit of this upgrade will be the addition of six new watch faces to choose from. From traditional dual-hand designs to more quirky, nerdy visualizations these new ways to tell time should please anyone who values choice and variety.

The update also includes notification previews, a feature which gives you the ability to see snippets of incoming messages, tweets, Facebook wall posts, and more on your watch whenever they come through on your phone. Sony has improved searching so users can sift through the 200+ SmartWatch apps currently available, made it possible to sync devices using a QR code for those who might be using the SmartWatch with a non-Sony phone, and improved the battery life indicator.

To go along with all that, Sony is also releasing a few new accessories for the SmartWatch, including two new color bands — turquoise and purple — and new designs from third-party makers. You can find more on all of that here, and the upgrade is sitting right here for those who want to get their hands on all these new features right away.

[via Sony]

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