Sony straps on Internet-linked wristwatch

(Credit: Sarah Tew/CNET) Smart watches are not a new concept. In June 2003, Microsoft announced its grand plan to bring the Internet to wristwatches using its Smart Personal Objects Technology. The company partnered with various watchmakers, including Citizen, Fossil, and Suunto, to create timepieces that allowed you to check messages and calendar appointments, as well as weather, news, stock prices, and sports scores, all from your wrist. While novel and interesting, the watches never took off, and in April 2008, Microsoft decided to pull the plug on the smart-watch business. But were those watches really a bad idea or simply a case of an idea being ahead of its time? It may be the latter, as smart watches seem to be making a comeback. Just this week, Sony's SmartWatch went on sale for $150. The timepiece allows you to connect to any Android-powered phone via Bluetooth; displays your text messages, e-mails, and social updates; and lets you manage phone calls and music. Also making news this week is ...

Sony straps on Internet-linked wristwatch

Sony on Thursday released an Internet-linked wristwatch powered by Google-backed Android software.

Thu 12 Apr 12 from Phys.org

Sony SmartWatch could use a little more time in development

The promising, but ultimately flawed $149.99 SmartWatch arrives from Sony as a Bluetooth wireless companion for an Android smartphone.

Tue 17 Apr 12 from USA today

Sony SmartWatch: The littlest Android device

Sony SmartWatch brings Android to a wrist near you. But do people want this Dick Tracy-like gadget from Sony? 

Thu 12 Apr 12 from The Christian Science Monitor

Sony Xperia SmartWatch connects to your Android handset

Have you ever wanted a watch that can connect with your smartphone so you can read text messages, social updates, and control music without the hassle of having to dig into your pocket while ...

Thu 12 Apr 12 from Techspot

Sony's SmartWatch can be yours for $150

Thu 12 Apr 12 from Ubergizmo

Sony's $149 SmartWatch Finally Lands In The U.S.

After the disappointing LiveView failed to make much of an impression when it launched in 2010, Sony surprised us when they revealed yet another wearable device -- the SmartWatch -- at this ...

Thu 12 Apr 12 from TechCrunch

Friday Poll: Are smart watches finally ready for prime time?

(Credit: Sarah Tew/CNET) Smart watches are not a new concept. In June 2003, Microsoft announced its grand plan to bring the Internet to wristwatches using its Smart Personal Objects Technology. ...

Fri 13 Apr 12 from CNET Crave

Sony SmartWatch brings Twitter, Facebook, Texting to Your Wrist

Sony's SmartWatch connects to Android smartphones to bring tweets, Facebook updates, emails and text messages to the wrist.

Thu 12 Apr 12 from Wired Gadget Lab

Sony SmartWatch hands-on: Not perfect, but shows promise

The Sony SmartWatch aims to be the perfect companion to Android smartphones. (Credit: Sarah Tew/CNET) The Sony SmartWatch first made an appearance at CES in January and from the moment I learned ...

Thu 12 Apr 12 from CNET Crave

Sony SmartWatch launches, delivers 'Android power' to wrist

Sony's SmartWatch works with Android smartphones. (Credit: Sony) Have you ever wanted a watch that can communicate with your Android phone? Sony sure hopes so. Sony today launched its SmartWatch, ...

Thu 12 Apr 12 from CNET Crave

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