Sony Smartwatch 2 coming July 15, says UK retailer

Smartwatch 2Clove expects first stock in just over a week, priced at £120

Announced on June 25 along with the Xperia Z Ultra, the new Sony Smartwatch 2 features NFC pairing support, as well as the ability to remote-control certain apps on supporting Android smartphones. It's just one of the many Android-connected (or perhaps even Android-based) wearable devices expected this year.

But Sony's offering, it seems, will be among the first to arrive, as UK retailer Clove Technology has today revealed that it'll begin stocking the Smartwatch 2 from July 15, priced at £120 inc. VAT (£100 exc. VAT).

The watch features an Xperia-like interface on a 1.6-inch face at a 220-by-176 resolution. It's also compatible with any 24mm band, allowing you to use an aftermarket wrist strap if you want. It's splash-resistant, but unlike some Sony smartphones, not fully water-resistant.

We're sure to see rival products from the likes of Apple, Google and Samsung later in the year, so it anyone interested in getting in on the ground floor with Sony? Shout out in the comments.

Source: Clove (opens in new tab)

Alex Dobie
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Alex was with Android Central for over a decade, producing written and video content for the site, and served as global Executive Editor from 2016 to 2022.

  • if it comes to the states at $149 or less ill pick one up...if not waiting for google.
  • same here. Although, the price with shipping to the U.S. was $173.74 USD. Not bad for getting it shipped from the UK Posted via Android Central App
  • Now I don't need Google Glass. I just have to put my phone in my pocket protector with the camera facing out and hit the record button on my watch. From the DARK AC App!
  • +1 if you like my first post by taking it to reply to comment. Gotta get that like feature back somehow. From the DARK AC App!
  • -1
  • Putting it on the maybe list. Not completely sold on wearing one of these yet.
  • I'm sure AC will get right on this. Love to read a head-to-head comparison between the Pebble and the SmartWatch 2. @ Phil - will you be picking a Pebble up at Best Buy USA when it comes out on July 8th? Maybe send one to Alex in the UK for the head-to-head review? Double-giveaway contender?
  • I want a waterproof one so I can check the time and take photos underwater :P
  • It is ip57-certified. Which means it will handle being submerged in water for at least 30 minutes. Don't know why clove has downgraded that to splash-proof?
  • Used my phone to get rid of wearing a watch. I'll never go back.
  • the best looking smartwatch IMO was the Motoactv. unfortunately it wasn't a true smartwatch. i hope Google keeps the design cues but improves specs, quality, and features. all other smartwatches look nerdy and effeminate to me other than the Motoactv.
  • MotoACTV looks good and works well until it doesn't anymore. Where it lost was by not being sweatproof. How can you call something ACTV, aim it at athletes and not have it be sweatproof? Almost everyone I know of who has used one for running now has a dead piece that Moto won't warranty.
  • Google should use this as the upcoming Google Watch, maybe call their version the Google Nexus W? As if it weren't enough that it would sport the Google name, but also Sony's solid track in quality! I see a win-win for both companies if they collaborated on this.
  • Next evolution of smartwatches should also start incorporating power generating feature like Seiko's Eco Drive technology. Either to be the power source, supplemental, or extension of.
  • I need a new watch maybe I will wait and see whats coming
  • @Alex Dobie Thanks for the post. Nice going on from SONY. but they should decrease the price of their most product to compete well now a days. Thanks in Advance
  • September 15 not july !
  • This may shock you guys. You can actually use your phone to tell time. Posted from my Nexus 4 via Android Central App
  • what? is this true
  • Can I also wear my phone on my wrist? I didn't think so. :P Posted via Android Central App
  • But it's much quicker to check the time with a wrist watch instead of taking my phone out from my bag and pushing the power button.
  • you have a bag :-o
  • The next step will be a watch with a simcard/ radio in it, which wouldn't surprise me if Google or Apple are working on as we speak.
  • Looks cool, but I think it has to sell for $100 to really move units. And it depends on how much it can interact with all of your Android devices Posted via Android Central App