Sony offers slick new SmartWatch software

A fresh software update is ready for the Sony SmartWatch.

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Sony's high-tech timepiece offering, the Sony SmartWatch , isn't exactly known for smooth performance. The company's new software update, however, promises to offer a slicker interface and six new watch faces, and to address any lingering stability issues.

Other improvements that Sony touts include a more streamlined way to sift through the approximately 200 SmartWatch apps available for download, previews of notifications and alerts, and better battery level integration.

Want to experience the new Sony SmartWatch enhancements yourself? Check the Google Play store for the update or your SmartWatch itself for a relevant heads-up. Hopefully I'll be able to get my hands back on the device as well and report soon with my assessment.

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Brian Bennett is senior editor for mobile phones at CNET and reviews a wide range of mobile communication products. These include smartphones and their myriad accessories. He has more than 12 years of experience in technology journalism and has put practically anything fun with a micro chip through its paces at some point.

 

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