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SmartWatch 2 SW2
Made for Android

  • The world's first Android-enabled SmartWatch with one-touch NFC
  • SmartWatch, an extension to your Android smartphone.
  • Keeps you discreetly updated
  • A multi-functional digital watch, message notification device, Android app interface and music remote. All in one.
  • When a call, message or other notification comes in, SmartWatch vibrates gently to let you know. Never miss a thing.

SmartWatch 2 SW2

SmartWatch 2 SW2

The perfect Android wireless accessory
If your smartphone is Android, this is the watch for you. SmartWatch 2 expands your Android experience and introduces new and exciting ways to live and communicate. It interacts with your smartphone over Bluetooth® and what’s happening in your life is mirrored in your watch. Choose from hundreds of SmartWatch 2 apps available at Google Play and be among the first to adapt a SmartWatch lifestyle.

SmartWatch 2 SW2
SmartWatch living
With the Sony SmartWatch 2 phone remote, you can keep track of everything without taking your phone out of your pocket or bag. Get notifications. Control your music. See who’s calling. When a call, message or other notification comes in, your Sony SmartWatch acts as an Android smartphone remote and gently vibrates on your wrist to let you know. SmartWatch living is discreet, fun and you never miss a thing.
SmartWatch 2 SW2
Within reach
On your wrist, you have text messages, email, calendar, call log, Facebook, Twitter, gmail and more. When a message or notification comes in, touch the app icon to read it. A multi-layer color touchscreen lets you browse and read all your notifications.
SmartWatch 2 SW2
Easy calling
When you are using a wireless Bluetooth® headset for music, you can use SmartWatch 2 as a phone remote to make or take calls. When a call comes in, you can see who’s calling in your SmartWatch display, press once to answer and enjoy hands free calling at its easiest. You can also browse recent calls in your call log and use SmartWatch to initiate a call.
SmartWatch 2 SW2

Anywhere. Any weather
SmartWatch 2 is the wireless accessory that has something for everybody. If you are a busy communicator, you will appreciate being on top of everything. If you like to get out running, you can use SmartWatch as your phone remote. If it rains, you can keep on going. SmartWatch 2 can take the rain. If it is bright and sunny, SmartWatch 2 has an impressive sunlight-readable display. Take it anywhere.
SmartWatch 2 SW2

One-touch SmartWatch
Out of the box, pair your SmartWatch 2 with your NFC phone by touching one device on the other. Instant and easy. If the two devices have been out of Bluetooth® range of each other, it is easy to reconnect. One touch is all it takes.
Android compatible
Android compatible

SmartWatch 2 works with any smartphone or tablet running Android 4.0 or later. Software updates are available as new apps and devices become available. Enjoy a watch experience that gets better and more exciting over time.

Apps available
Apps available

At Google Play, you will find hundreds of apps available for this Sony wireless accessory. Everything from productivity tools to entertainment apps. You can organize the icons on your SmartWatch 2 home screen as you want. Expand your Android life and enjoy new experiences as more SmartWatch apps become available.

Style watch
Style watch

Thr SmartWatch 2 is also a standalone advanced and stylish watch. Use it as a compass, timer or stopwatch as well as a phone remote. You can choose between several different watch faces and themes. SmartWatch also comes with a stylish wrist strap. If you want another wrist strap to suit your style, you can use any standard 24mm wrist strap.

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If you run Android, this is your SmartWatch
  • Notifications
    - Read messages
    - Incoming call, missed call
    - Check email/Facebook
    - Calendar
    - RSS feeds
  • Watch always on. Analog/digital
  • Music remote
  • One-touch (NFC) pairing/connecting
  • Make and take calls (voice call in headset or handset)
  • Hundreds of app extensions available on Google Play
  • Smart Connect Android app to extend your SmartWatch experience
When not connected to phone (no Bluetooth connection) the following functions are available:
  • Themes
  • Timer/stopwatch
  • Night/silent mode
  • Power saver
  • Startup guide
  • Security lock-up
  • Read your already downloaded messages and notifications
on the go
On the go
Never miss a call or notification. SmartWatch vibrates when something comes in and you can read your messages. Trust it.

Moving about at home, leave your phone charging in dock. SmartWatch tells you when something comes in. No need to check. If you forget where you left your phone, use the Find Phone application. Tap Find Phone and your phone will begin to ring.

Running, walking or cycling, stay on the move. Stay within reach. Keep your phone safe from weather in bag, pocket or case. Monitor speed, distance, time with sports app e.g. Runtastic.

Work and school
In meetings or in class, you can discreetly be reminded when something comes in.
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OS Compatibility


Screen Size
1.6 inch
Screen Resolution
220 x 176 pixels


micro USB
Bluetooth 3.0


- Works as an NFC watch with all smartphones using Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) and later

Battery time
- Low usage 7 days*
- Normal usage, 3-4 days*
- *Watch always on

- Bluetooth 3.0
- Android release: 4.0 and later
- Charging with micro USB
- Water resistant IP57

Apps/plugins ready-to-go
- SmartWatch 2 host Application
- Call handling (answer, reject, mute, volume handling)
- Call log
- Missed call notification
- Email
- Gmail
- Facebook
- Twitter
- Music remote extension/music handling
- Calendar
- Weather
- Viewfinder
- New events - aggregator
- Wide range of apps available at Google Play
Made for Android

A multi-functional digital watch, call-handling and message notification device, Android app interface and music remote.
All in one.
When a call, message or other notification comes in, SmartWatch vibrates gently to let you know.
Never miss a thing.

- Notifications
- Phone to watch via Bluetooth - messages, calls, Facebook Twitter, sports apps, music player, calendar.
- Standalone digital watch
- Themes, timer/stopwatch, night/silent mode
- Innovative screen technology
- Sunlight readable, touch/swipe/pinch, water resistant (IP57)
- Hundreds of apps/plug-ins available at Google Play

Dimensions & Weight

42 mm
41 mm
9 mm
Band width
9 g
Main unit with TPU strap: 24,9 g
Main unit with leather wrist band 16,2 g
Main unit with metal strap: 122,5 g
Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
  • Warranty
  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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5 out of 5 eggsSony SW2 SmartWatch 2

Pros: The Sony SW2 SmartWatch 2 is a very nice and simple, and easy to use. I really had n trouble paring the watch to my Samsung S3, either using the NFC function of the Bluetooth function.
The screen is 1.6'' and surprisingly good quality, for me it is more of a Tech Toy, which it is very nice having not to pull out your phone every time you get a text message or e-mail, it also displays Twitter, and Facebook. It is also water resistant as I did not have to worry about getting it wet while washing my hands or getting caught out in the rain. The battery life is also fairly good as well in my case it lasted about 2 to 3 day with may incoming text messages.

Cons: As I mentioned earlier this to me is just a neat tech toy because you still have to use your phone so in fact really it just an other item you have to carry around, but it really did come in handy while I was in meeting and did not have to sneak and look at my phone under the table. It is however a conversion piece, I had several comments on it, but for me its just not quite that useful just yet, probably in the near future, but with more added features this might become the normality for many people.

Other Thoughts: The Sony SW2 SmartWatch 2 is a very nice and simple, and easy to use, but truefully I really have no quarrels with this watch, I did everything as advertized, the setup process was painless, although once the watch is turned off you have to reconnect it which is a pain for me because I always turn of me devices every night when I go to charge them up for the evening.
The Sony SW2 SmartWatch 2 has many features, and lot of apps for download, the included Runtastic app is cool, the app automatically records elapsed time, distance, calories burned, speed, elevation and tracks exercises via the onboard GPS and through satellites. and the majority of the apps are free. It has a miro USB connecter for charging, so you can use it with your existing phones charge cable, the overall quality of the watch is very nice. I think you will really enjoy the Sony SW2 it has so many cool apps. that you will use on a day to day basis. It also has a light sensor on the face of it so in the daylight the watch will become bright so you can see in sunny weather, I can go on and on about all the apps, but you have all the basics like music, and pictures., its a really cool devise I love it, and will continue to use it every day.

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4 out of 5 eggsStill waiting for the iWatch

Pros: The Sony SW2 is a good effort, but falls short in the end. On the plus side, it is not locked to a specific phone - as opposed to Samsung's offerings. Any phone or tablet running Android 4.0 or above easily connects to the watch. A good number of apps are available, however a disappointing percentage are pay apps (without free trials) or don't work at all well.

This may seem like a no-brainer, but the SW2 functions as a watch. You can simply look at it and see the time. Seemingly obvious capability, but it eluded the designers of the Galaxy Gear. The display works well outdoors in full sunlight.

Pairing the watch with a NFC-enabled phone takes mere seconds. Without NFC, you need to download an app, but setup is still easy. Once you do, the watch shows notifications for incoming GMail, Facebook, Twitter, etc. updates. It also shows incoming calls, which can be answered or rejected.

Battery life is decent. In normal use I got three days on a charge; less when I actively played with the watch.

Finally, kudos to Sony for designing a watch that looks relatively sleek rather than going for the geek-gadget look. You can wear it in mixed company without too many worries.

Cons: First, the display. It is bright and readable outdoors, but terribly low resolution. GMail or other notifications can only show the first few words of text on screen. You may be able to read an entire tweet, but scrolling through an email is not supported. The low resolution also meant that those of us with large fingers have difficulty in activating what we intend rather than a random screen area.

The watch does not have a microphone. I found it handy for rejecting calls; accepting incoming calls only works if you are either holding your phone (in which case why the watch?) or are using a bluetooth headset.

I also found the SW2 easily lost connections. This happens both when you walk away from your phone and, frustratingly, at random times when the phone is nearby. Each connection drop triggers a vibration alert on your wrist. While we're on the subject of alerts, Sony copied the iOS behavior of showing the number of unread notifications next to the icon for each app. Clearing the counter either requires using the phone app to mark everything as read or to read each email, tweet, etc. individually. C'mon Sony - enable the long press to clear notifications!

Several of the apps showed promise but did not work reliably. Sony offers a media control app to select songs, change volume, and pause playback. When it worked, it was great. Most of the time, however, it hung, played random tracks (often showing the info from one song while actually playing another), would only play a single song (over and over and over...), or rebooted the watch. There is also another official Sony app to use the watch as a remote viewfinder and shutter release for your phone's camera. Very cool, except that it mostly crashed.

Overall responsiveness is also an issue. Some apps work, but the watch hangs for several seconds. You are left stabbing the screen repeatedly to no avail.

Other Thoughts: With the SW2, Sony produced a semi-functional smart watch. It tells time, is compatible with any recent Android phone, is not awful looking, and actually has apps to use. Whether it is useful is another question that depends on your needs.

I found the SW2 to be useful as a way of quickly telling whether I needed to look at my phone. Twitter ended up sending more Spam that was useful, but I usually could tell whether an email needed to be looked at or responded to without fishing out my phone. I also appreciated the ability to reject unwanted calls.

Unfortunately the low resolution screen, limited functionality, inconsistent apps, and frequent non-responsiveness turned me off. The SW2's incessant notifications of lost connections, double or triple alerts for incoming emails and tweets, and overall bugginess of the software got too annoying to bear.

The SW2 ends up as a tease - there is enough functionality to see that it really could be useful, but this package isn't it.

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4 out of 5 eggsNice but could use some things

Pros: Ok this is a nice smart watch, it connects rather easily either by touching your phone and it together, or by blue tooth which is what I had to even though my phone has the NFC technology it just wouldn't connect that way.

Apps are abundant and easy to get and install, receiving a text message or phone call results in the vibrating on your wrist to let you know you received a call or text, I might add the vibration is pretty strong too that's a plus.

The charge on the watch lasts 3-4 days depending on your use, and does recharge quickly, so your not without your fabulous tech jewelry for too long.

The watch band it comes with is silicone and is comfortable enough, And you can change it to a leather band if that is what you prefer.

Ok with that said I do have a few cons that I believe would make this watch even better.

Cons: Now for the cons, These are not cons that effect the overall quality or reliability of the watch in anyway, they are just some suggestions for improvement.

1. A microphone built into the watch would be very useful for voice commands and voice capable apps.
Also, for the possibility of using the microphone for a hands free setup speak into the watch for talking and hear the other party through the speaker on your phone, or maybe add a speaker in the watch too, for a Bluetooth solution without the ear piece, I know myself do not like to use as I'm sure others do not either.

2. Possibly a small camera built into the watch, for those moments when you want to get a quick picture but don't want or have the time to get your phone out, with a camera in watch and a picture app you just point and shoot with your watch and transfer the picture to your phone via the app and Bluetooth.

Other Thoughts: All in all its a great watch and a good starting point I think for something sony can build on and make improvements to.

Possibly to be able to satisfy all us techies out here with a nice do everything we need accessory for our fast paced computer, smart phone world and way of life as it has become.

Don't forget though that nature and the great outdoors is a nice way to relieve stress and relax a little outside your busy on the go life style.

I recommend this watch way to go sony keep up the great work and keep bringing us nice new tech.

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4 out of 5 eggsGood Device But Has A Couple Flaws

Pros: To start, the display is easy to read, even outdoors, without any issues with glare. A full color display is a bonus and makes monotone watches like the Pebble seem behind the times. The watch design is modern, sleek, and quite fashionable. As a watch, it serves its purpose well.

For battery life, the watch holds a charge for 3 full days with typical use and if you do happen to run the watch low it charges very quickly. It takes approximately 3 hours to go from empty to full charge. Using the watch paired to a phone did not decrease the phone battery life in a noticeable way either.

In short, this device is great for quick notifications of text messages, emails, phone calls, news, facebook, twitter, etc. However, there are some notification cons, as listed below.

Cons: Minor cons first, the screen resolution is rather low and appears pixelated. Next, the stock wristband is a dust magnet, however it can easily be changed out for a different band if one chooses. Also, at this time there are only a limited number of applications. Notably absent is a web browsing app; you're not able to click on hyperlinks. Some available applications did not work at all.

Speaking of applications, they run through Smart Connect, a separate app to control settings, which makes applications cumbersome to configure. Application settings are limited and notifications can quickly become annoying: I could never get the Smart Connect event to work which would disable notifications at night, therefore I would just turn off the watch at night. If you are the type of person who is active with social networking, be prepared to get bombarded with notifications.

Another gripe on this device is that Sony did not include any kind of onscreen keyboard for text messaging. Instead, it includes limited set of text message template responses. You can make your own, but you can’t make a template response for every situation needed, thus a lack of keyboard is a limiting factor

The watch is also missing some key functionality that one may expect for a phone-connected smart watch. You cannot answer phone calls from the watch, only decline or decline with a message. There's also no speaker, microphone, or camera on the watch. It has a camera app, but all this does is activate the camera on your phone (in your pocket). If you have to take out your phone anyway to use a camera, what good is a camera app on your watch?

On two occasions during the review, the watch froze and required a reboot because two simultaneous notifications appeared.

Other Thoughts: Despite the cons listed above, this is still a pretty cool gadget that will attract attention from your peers. Anytime it glows with a new notification and someone sees it, you will be stopped and asked about it. You will also get a lot of “Made you look” text messages just because people know you will look at your watch.

The initial setup was confusing and took a few tries from a very technologically advanced person to get it functioning. The instructions are not clear that you need to download two applications from the Google store.

This device would work great if you also had a Bluetooth headset available. This would provide a way to circumvent your phone. You see the incoming call on the watch, and then answer the calls on the headset without grabbing into your pocket.

The device is worthy of 4 eggs relative to what is out there at this time. Smart watches are a new market and everybody is rushing to get their product out there. There are some warts to be expected for early adopters. At this time, there isn't a perfect smart watch.

This review was performed using a Samsung Galaxy Note 2.

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  • Valerie G.
  • 4/8/2014 5:59:52 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood watch

Pros: Good watch and low price. I can compare to the galaxy gear (w/o camera and speaker). Waterproof is a plus, you don't have to take it off when it rain. I would recommand.

Cons: Not so many watchface, but new update is coming from sony.

Other Thoughts: Had problem with the shipping, but got a great service from newegg and now I have my watch. Thank you Newegg

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  • Eric P.
  • 3/14/2014 8:37:47 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsBuyer Beware

Pros: It is very cool. The display stays on all the time, which is different than most of the other watches on market that shut off the display to lengthen battery life. It is simple to use and very useful.

Cons: #1 --- If it breaks you are hosed. Sony WILL NOT stand behind this product. Owned mine for five months and part of the display went out. I contacted SONY assuming that it would have a one year warranty. NOPE I am just out the $200 I paid for the watch. Do yourself a favor and just try and find anywhere on Sony's website to set up an RMA. It doesn't exist because they will not. When I finally got a hold of the right department this is what they had to say "We apologize for the delay in our response. In regards to your inquiry the best we can recommend is a software repair via computer in order to discard any possibility of a software glitch." So I feel it my duty to make sure everyone knows if you buy this and it dies don't expect sony to help.

Other Thoughts: I was so angry, I have a PS3 and needed support, they did a great job. What a let down. Needless to say will no longer be buying sony.

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4 out of 5 eggsSurprisingly Useful

Pros: Smart watches are very unique compared to everything that has come before them. Just a few years ago, we were introduced to smartphones, and many people thought (and still think) that there is no reason for that much “connectedness.” I think many people will feel the same way about the Sony SW2 (and smart watches in general). This device is already capable of helping you dial and answer/reject phone calls, read and reply to text messages (with minimal, canned responses), check facebook, read emails, and more. Its a useful extension of your phone that just further connects us to everything we already spend too much time on.

The NFC pairing worked as advertised. Once I took the watch out of the package and unfastened the wrist band, I was able to tap it on the back of my phone and it immediately connected and that was essentially the end of set up. I downloaded a few apps which took mere seconds to transfer to the device.

To my surprise, the app catalog is actually fairly decent for something as new as it is. Many apps that worked with the original Sony SmartWatch work with this one just the same; my personal favorite being the Spotify controller. The Facebook app isn’t stellar, but layout options are pretty limited on a screen this small. Reading text messages and emails is pretty straight forward and text comes through decently readable. Scrolling to read further down a message/email is smooth and works just as you’d expect it to.

One of my favorite features of this watch is the ferocity with which it vibrates. As someone who works in a loud manufacturing environment, I rarely if ever am able to hear or feel my phone ring in my pocket. Having the watch on my wrist eliminates the need to be able to hear the phone ring, and that alone almost makes it worth it for me.

The physical appearance of the watch is quite nice. Using the slightly older style TFT display means that even with the backlight off, you can still see the clock face pretty clearly, so long as you have some light around you. The watch is pretty thin, considering that it holds a battery and screen in such a tiny package. It is nowhere near as heavy as I expected it to be; I have regular watches that are both thicker and heavier than this. It draws a lot of attention when you have your sleeves rolled up and people can actually see it on your wrist.

Battery life is pretty good; I can usually get 2.5-3.5 days out of it, depending on how many notifications come to it. When you think about how small the battery inside of it must be, you realize that this is actually kind of incredible. Bluetooth range is pretty good, but once you get out of range and the watch is searching for your phone, it will chew through your battery in a matter of a few hours. So long as you’re within about 20 feet of your phone, its fine.

Many people have complained that the charging port cover is tough to get open. Personally, I think it’s just fine.

Cons: One thing I didn’t realize is that the watch doesn’t actually do or process anything; rather everything is managed by your phone through the SmartWatch 2 application. This means your phone is doing all the work and all the watch does is show some information every so often. Ultimately what this all means is that even further down the road, the device will be very limited in what it is actually capable of doing. Obviously, this wasn’t going to replace your phone, but knowing that many apps do and will have limited functionality may be a major turnoff for some.

The great, strong vibration of this watch does come at a price: the noise! If you’re in any sort of a quiet environment (meeting, a formal event, etc) you may want to shut the device off or leave it in your desk. Because of the nature of the device, it’s always out in the open where everyone can hear it so it’s pretty tough to hide the noise, especially if you’re receiving a call.

As many others have pointed out, the watch band isn’t exactly made of the highest quality material. For the price, you’d think they would include a decent watch band. Luckily, Sony claims it will fit any standard watch band. I will eventually make it over to the mall to pick up a new non-rubbery band.

I’ve experienced a few “total system meltdowns” on the device in the past 2 weeks. The first I think was at least partially due to the battery dying in the middle of it doing something. However, the second time, which was just 2 days ago, was a little different. The watch had vibrated and received an email through the Gmail app, then it completely locked up. It was still on, but the backlight was off - the clock wasn’t displaying, though. I kept trying to press and hold the power button to turn it on/off/make it do anything, but it wouldn’t. About 10 minutes later, it just woke up and resumed normal operation. I think this has something to do with the Gmail extension, as it keeps crashing (pops up with an error on my phone). I’ve tried uninstalling and reinstalling the app and it doesn’t seem to fix the issue. It always receives the emails still, so I’m not sure what is wrong with it, but being that Gmail is pretty widely adopted, I’d hope Sony would tix this (the Gmail integration is a Sony developed app).

Sometimes I find that notifications take a minute or two to actually pop up on the watch. I don’t know if this is related to the Gmail problem.

Other Thoughts: I really had no idea what to expect with this device, since it is such a new realm of technology. It doesn’t have a microphone or camera like the Galaxy watch does, but I can’t imagine taking pictures or talking to the watch anyway.

I always like being a first adopter for new things (cars and technology seem to be my vices). While this isn’t exactly the first smartwatch, it is still a very new and emerging market. If I were to be buying a smart watch, I think I would have to pick this over the Samsung, even though I already have a GS4. This watch offers more compatibility in that it works with essentially all Android devices, whereas the Sammy only works with the newest Samsung phones. It has better battery life and though it doesn’t look quite as sleek, its smaller and lighter.

The bottom line: had Newegg not sent me this as an Eggxpert Review item, I would have considered purchasing one for myself. It perfectly fills a void that I didn’t realize I had.

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4 out of 5 eggsJames Bond Watch coming....

Pros: I love being able to see my texts on my watch. Very convenient in that I don’t have to take my phone out to see what someone has texted me. Nice and discreet that way too.
Seeing who is calling on the watch is also convenient for instance while driving. Look at your wrist instead of taking phone out. Also can reject the call with a message if wanted. “Hey, I’m driving, I’ll call you back.”
The battery life isn’t bad, lasting about three days. At first I was worried I’d have to charge it every night, but was glad it lasted longer than that. Probably lasts longer since the screen is usually only displaying the time.
Tells the time as a normal watch, just with added features.
It is very easy to install apps to the watch. Search smartwatch on google play and then when you install to phone it goes right to the watch (if the watch is connected at that time.)
Also convenient to get email, facebook, and calendar notifications on the watch.
Can control spotify app or other music apps from the watch which I imagine would be very convenient for exercising.

Cons: Using the default sony texting app, I noticed that after three days of texts built up on my watch texts would take longer and longer to arrive from my phone, sometimes not coming at all. Clearing the history fixes that, but still kind of annoying.
Having to leave Bluetooth on all the time while using the watch is slightly annoying, although I didn’t notice a terribly significant battery drain.
The touchscreen is not the best for playing games. Especially those that depend on swiping. I noticed that swiping isn’t the most responsive gesture on the watch.
Not as many awesome apps as I expected. Seems that there's a lot of potential for awesome apps though.
Some apps require you to have a widget on your home screen open to use them which I had to figure out. I thought some of my apps weren’t working correctly, but I just had to go to the widget on my home screen on my phone.

Other Thoughts: Overall, my favorite thing about the watch was receiving texts and notification on my wrist. However I felt that there is a lot of really good potential that this watch didn’t quite utilize. Smartwatch 3 maybe will reach more of the potential we expect from these "James Bond" watches.

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  • Dylan V.
  • 1/31/2014 5:08:49 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsQuite Nice.

Pros: The watch function itself is good. Battery life is about 3-4 days wihout heavy usage. Easy to navigate and quick to understand the interface. Comfortable on the wrist as well. Love the accesablility of my phone on my wrist.

Cons: Had a quite a bit of trouble connecting it to my phone, but it was eventually sorted out though the help of Sony. Had to download a manual software updater for the watch itself on my computer. Annoying at first but it works now.

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3 out of 5 eggsNeeds work

Pros: The Sony SmartWatch 2 has a clear and bright screen. It scrolls super smoothly and very responsive for access to each screen. I use the watch with the Galaxy S4 smartphone. The screen is easily viewable outdoors. The watch is laid out in the typical Andriod fashion, including a back, home and menu function. The search function is missing from the SmartWatch. When the watch first arrives you need to jump to the Google Play Store and download the Smart Connect app for your Andriod 4 OS. The apps on your phone are then transferred over to the SmartWatch, but this took an exceptionally long time; over 1 hour. All the email, text, Facebook and calendar data was successfully transferred to the SmartWatch. I tried using an old phone using Android 2 and would not work at all, so you definitely need version 4 or higher of Android. The SmartWatch came charged at 48% and charged reasonably fast to a full charge in less than an hour. A short startup up guide is included but does not provide much information at all. Also, the Runtastic app is included and the activation code is included in the box. Search google for information on the Runtastic app for more information. The current time, which is dimmed, is the default screen. You’ll need to push the power button, and then tap the home function to access your apps. Pairing the SmartWatch and the Galaxy 4 was very fast and no issues were encountered except when you power off the SmartWatch, then you need to repair the two devices every time.

Cons: The SmartWatch 2 is big, thick and bulky, nearly 1.6 inches square with a soft touch band. In fact the SmartWatch is so big that wearing long sleeve shirts I am not able to get the cuffs over the watch, so I need to unbutton the cuff, put on the watch, slide the watch up past my wrist, then button the cuff. It is a pain for sure. I‘ve tried 3 different shirts and none of them can be used normally with this watch. The soft touch ban attracts any dry skin on your arm and looks absolutely gaudy and embarrassing. The band material was not thought ought very well. The band is a standard width so it should not be hard to replace with a better higher quality band.
If the SmartchWatch is powered off you need to go through the pairing steps again, at least with the Galaxy 4.
Incoming calls are displayed on the watch but you can only answer the call using the phone. The SmartWatch does not have a mic or speakers so you are limited using the SmartWatch. Several times I think to myself what is the purpose of the watch when I still have to pull my phone out to answer the call anyway. You can refuse the call via the Smartwatch, which is a plus.
The apps on the SmartWatch are limited in what you can do and that is not much at all. With emails, for instance, you cannot read the entire email, or delete it, causing you to take out your phone. There is still much work needed in this area with software updates and streamlining the operation of the apps.

Other Thoughts: This is definitely a rush to market device and still not ready for prime time. I am not sure what the real value of any SmartWartch is today. I still need to remove the phone from my pocket just as much as I did before. A big black watch and wrist band are just not very fashionable these days and appears more as an eye sore than what the capabilities are from the watch itself. It’s a tossup… some will like it and appreciate the functionality, and while others will not.

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