Sony's SmartWatch 2 already being given away for nothing

Sony's SmartWatch 2 already being given away for nothingSony has plenty of irons in the fire at IFA 2013 this year, and one of them is the SmartWatch 2, the latest example of wearable tech that was first announced back in June.

It's all set to go on sale this very month for £149, but if you're prepared to throw your lot in with EE and pre-order an Xperia Z1, you may be able to get one for nothing.

EE is promising a free Sony SmartWatch 2 to anyone pre-ordering the Xperia Z1 (on 4G obviously). The newly announced Xperia Z1 can be had for as little as £9 up front, though that's on a £46/month deal that'll mean total costs of £1,113 after 24 months. That gets you 10GB of data a month, and while other plans see you pay less overall, they require more up front and give you a lower data allowance.

The Sony Xperia Z1 was officially unveiled in Berlin yesterday after extensive leakage, offering an impressive set of high-end specs including a 5in full HD display, Snapdragon 800 processor, 20.7MP camera, weatherproofing and Android 4.3 Jelly Bean.

As for the SmartWatch 2, it's far more of a “second screen” device than the newly announced Samsung Galaxy Gear, and is compatible with most Android phones, as opposed to the Galaxy-specific Gear.

Both the Sony Xperia Z1 and the SmartWatch 2 are set to go on sale later this month, with the former having popped up on Clove for £564 SIM-free and the latter carrying a RRP of £149.

However, the very fact that it's already being tagged to a smartphone in a network deal suggests you won't have to look too hard for a good deal, especially with the higher-specced Galaxy Gear not likely to cost much more, and other more advanced smartwatches on the way.

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AhmadCentral  Sep. 5, 2013 at 16:55

I much prefer this over Samsungs smartwatch solution.

Price hikes end of this month for EE btw

Treab  Sep. 5, 2013 at 17:31

huh?

Treab  Sep. 5, 2013 at 17:33

also can u make it clearer? if you go t-mobile you still get the watch bundle.

AhmadCentral  Sep. 5, 2013 at 17:43

Talking 4G prices are going up for new customers

Treab  Sep. 5, 2013 at 17:59

are you shocked by that?

cause im shocked they arent putting the price up for all the carriers...

but EE better offer me a good 4g contract for the same price as three ;)

matt101101 / MOD  Sep. 5, 2013 at 19:55

Talking 4G prices are going up for new customers
Doesn't surprise me, though I don't really care as I'm waiting for Three's 4G anyway, yay :D!

Treab  Sep. 5, 2013 at 19:59

Talking 4G prices are going up for new customers
Doesn't surprise me, though I don't really care as I'm waiting for Three's 4G anyway, yay :D!


you have been autorenewed thank you for choosing t-mobiles 45 quid a month option...

AhmadCentral  Sep. 5, 2013 at 21:09

Talking 4G prices are going up for new customers
Doesn't surprise me, though I don't really care as I'm waiting for Three's 4G anyway, yay :D!


Yeh prices are going back to *shudders* £41pm for 1GB.....

Although there may be a few good changes so thats something to look forward to.

matt101101 / MOD  Sep. 5, 2013 at 21:32

Talking 4G prices are going up for new customers
Doesn't surprise me, though I don't really care as I'm waiting for Three's 4G anyway, yay :D!


Yeh prices are going back to *shudders* £41pm for 1GB.....

Although there may be a few good changes so thats something to look forward to.

No matter what good changes they make, £41 per month for 1GB of data is still extortionate. I can't imagine EE have very many private customers, I just don't see why non-business users would bother signing up.

Stelph  Sep. 6, 2013 at 09:34

I much prefer this over Samsungs smartwatch solution.

Price hikes end of this month for EE btw


Agree, one of the key features for a smartwatch must be battery life, and the fact that samsungs is measured in hours rather than days like Sonys version means theyve missed the point really

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