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Sony's SmartWatch Supplements Your Smartphone

Sony Smartwatch

Earlier this week I had a chance to check out Sony’s (NYSE:SNE - News) new SmartWatch, the successor of the Live View accessory from Sony Ericsson back in 2010. And while I’ve never seen the latter, this new one looked very cool.

It’s a sort of bluetooth command center for your smartphone, connecting to display many types of notifications on its full-color, touchscreen display. You can view information about email, text messages, social media updates, what music is playing, or just see who is calling. It also features an accelerometer, and can be used to control various apps on your phone, including Endomondo for running (ala Nike+).

The device is billed as developed for Android (2.1+) and optimized for Xperia phones. You can check out the promo video for the SmartWatch after the jump. No word on exactly when this goes on sale, but Sony says that it's coming soon.