What Is a Sony SmartWatch?

A Sony SmartWatch is a mobile accessory that complements Android-based smartphones such as the Sony Xperia Z3+. While wearing the watch, users can reduce how often they need to use their phones to perform basic tasks such as viewing notifications and replying to text messages.

The Sony SmartWatch includes a number of sensors that make the device particularly well suited to fitness and outdoor enthusiasts. A GPS, compass, accelerometer and gyro allow for precise tracking of the wearer's physical activity.

The watch also works with the Android Wear service to broadcast selected content from the wearer's mobile phone to the watch display. The wearer can sync social media apps such as Facebook along with news and music displays to the watch.