Sony SmartWatch 2 Launches Next Week for $180

Posted by

2 Flares 2 Flares ×


Late last month, the Sony SmartWatch 2 was officially unveiled to the world with its larger touchscreen display and IP57 certification, but there were two important details missing from the announcement: pricing and release date. Well, it seems like both of those have now been answered.

The original SmartWatch debuted at $150 (and has since dropped to about $100), but it has now been revealed that its successor will start selling at a higher price of $180. To be fair, this "new" price was revealed by UK phone retailer Clove. They have the Sony SmartWatch 2 at 120 GBP including VAT, which works out to $180 American. Take away the VAT, though, and we're at 100 GBP, which is bang on the original's launch price of $150. And UK pricing isn't necessarily indicative of US pricing either.

The other snippet is even more intriguing. A September release window was rumored, but Clove is saying that gadget enthusiasts will be able to buy the SmartWatch 2 starting on July 15. The website is saying that the "first stock" is expected to arrive that week. Will this translate to a similar release schedule on our side of the pond? I guess we'll find out in a week's time.

Are you more interested in Sony's sophomore entry into the smartwatch arena? Or do you prefer the e-ink screen of the Pebble smartwatch that you can now get at Best Buy (if they have any in stock) for $149?

Via Intomobile


Michael Kwan is a freelance writer, button masher, published author, and professional gadget geek. Fueled by caffeine and Wi-Fi, he personifies the digital lifestyle. Follow Michael on Twitter (@michaelkwan) and Instagram (@beyondtherhetoric).

2 Flares Twitter 1 Facebook 1 Google+ 0 Reddit 0 Pin It Share 0 Email -- 2 Flares ×
More in Accessories
Iwata Confirms Wii Vitality Sensor Dead Due to Poor Performance

Nintendo demoed their Wii Vitality Sensor way back at 2009 to mixed reactions, then the sensor quietly went away. In...