Sony 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.