Hi guys! There is a new gadget on the market called Sony SmartWatch, but you probably already know that. Anyway, my question is - can someone use it against me, like track my location or something else?
asked Apr 25 '12 at 05:27
SmartWatch is the new gadget made by Sony that is available now for $149.99 for purchase. It has a lot of different features which might be quite useful and interesting. For example, it uses Bluetooth connection to pair with any Android smartphone and perform various things like reading text messages, e-mails and social network updates from your smartphone.
In addition there are more than 60 apps for it with lots of useful functions like connection to Facebook, Google Maps, and many more. You can use Bluetooth headset to call anyone from your contact list using Sony SmartWatch. You can find your lost phone event if it is in silent mode, stream pictures and share other files from your smartphone, and even answer text messages with predefined answers.
But the most interesting feature of Sony SmartWatch is its ability to control the camera of your smartphone using the same Bluetooth connection. And in the same way this feature might become dangerous one in wrong hands, letting bad guys to place a smartphone somewhere and picture you using Sony SmartWatch from the distance.
By the way, Bluetooth connectivity of Sony SmartWatch may be used to track you as well. First of all, there is a technology called Bluetooth Beacons. Those beacons are placed in locations like shopping malls and use your smartphone's Bluetooth connection to constantly track your location inside that building. In addition if there is a GPS tracked device nearby and it also has Bluetooth connectivity, technology developed by the Bluetooth SIG might share your location data improving the precision of both location tracking of your smartphone and the person around you, even if you have no GPS module.
So in order to protect yourself from possible intrusion into your private life you can block Bluetooth connectivity of Sony SmartWatch thus preventing anyone using it to spy on you through any of the methods described above.
answered Apr 25 '12 at 05:54