Sony SmartWatch updated with new watch faces and notifications, as competition heats up

Sony has pushed a software update to its SmartWatch, bringing along new watch faces, notification previews, smoother search, and more. 

The update comes after the smart watch field heated up in the past few months, with the Pebble entering the field. The six new watch faces on Sony's version include retro, wacky, contemporary and others, each having different functionality. The SmartWatch can be woken to show the time with a double tap or moving the watch towards you with a twist of the wrist.

Also pushed to the watch is notification previews, enabling users to messages, tweets, email, Facebook wall posts and more. Sony is bragging there are 200 SmartWatch apps available on Google Play, including GPS, a dialer, Google Maps, BlackJack, and more.

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Lastly, the Japan-based company has added a QR Code to make connection even simpler for non-Android handsets and improved battery level indication. 

The update will begin pushing out to the SmartWatch, though it is available immediately from Google Play if you just can't wait.



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