It is not exactly a secret that Sony’s main interest is in markets in Europe and Japan. It does not mean that the company has entirely forgotten about its US customers, though. However, Sony fans on this side of the pond have to wait a bit longer to get their hands on the manufacturer’s products. Tuesday, October 15th, was a big day for those waiting for one of Sony’s latest offerings. The company has finally released in the US not one, not two but three devices: the Xperia Z1, Xperia Z Ultra and SmartWatch 2.
Sony’s SmartWatch 2 was officially presented to the public in June. However, the company apparently felt that the device needed more attention, especially when Galaxy Gear was announced yesterday, so the SmartWatch 2 was today introduced one more time. The device will arrive at stores in Europe later this month wearing a price tag of €179 (about $236). This is the price for the standard black silicone strap model. If you want to go more stylish, the stainless steel strap model will cost €199 (around $263). If you like to match the watch to your clothing, color silicone straps will set you back additional €19 each.
Sony’s SmartWatch was one of the first devices of this kind. It was a nice little gadget to wear on your wrist, however it had some downsides, such as uncooperative software and high pricing. One year later and Sony is back with slightly redesigned and updated version of the device. The SmartWatch 2, as it is called, will be available for purchase some time in September this year.