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A day after Samsung announced the launch of its Galaxy Gear smartwatch, Sony getting its act together launched the second generation Smartwatch 2 in India yesterday.

Compared to its predecessor, this device comes with a bigger 1.6-inch screen with higher resolution 220x176 pixels resolution. Priced at Rs.14,990, Sony positioned this watch as “The world’s first Android-compatible SmartWatch with One-touch NFC.”

Water resistant, this device, comes with a 1.6-inch Transflective LCD display and is compatible with devices running on Android 4.0 and later. Chargeable through the micro-USB port, the device battery according to Sony, can last for up to 3- 4 days of usage.

Along with functioning as a notification device for missed calls, messages and event reminders, Sony claims that it is also compatible with a good number of apps, such as such as Facebook, Twitter, Gmail, Google+, RSS, Music player and a remote camera shutter available on the Play Store. A preview below:

It is hard not to pit the Sony’s smartwatch against the Samsung Galaxy Gear. From, the first impressions Sony’s device will win hands down. The Sony Smartwatch is sleeker and has managed to get its pricing right.

However, it wouldn’t be surprising if Apple and Google also dug their pockets deeper and pulled out similar devices in future. We would love to see the competition then.