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Sony unveiled the SmartWatch at this year's CES, and after being available in the UK for roughly a month, it's finally available in the U.S. with a price tag of $149.99. The SmartWatch features a multi-touch display that can connect to any Android device via Bluetooth, assuming the device is running Android 2.1 or later and the proper app has been installed. Once you've got that covered, it's pretty much a secondary display device.

I'm suffering from the gadget fiend's conundrum. The SmartWatch is super cool and I would love to be able to read emails, texts, and other things on my watch, but no matter how hard I try, I can't come up with a good reason to own one. The device needs to be connected to a host gadget, which means that gadget will already be on your person, and it can already do pretty much everything the watch can. There are supposedly dozens of mini apps already in the Google Play store, and I'm sure some of those are pretty nifty, but I just can't see enough practicality in Sony's SmartWatch to justify a $150 purchase.

via TechCrunch