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Sony SW2 SmartWatch 2 Black

  • One-Touch (NFC)Pairing/Connecting
  • Android smartphones, water resistant IP57, and 3-4 days battery time
  • Hundreds of apps available at Google Play
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Learn more about the Sony Mobile SW2

Model

Brand
Sony
Model
SW2
Color
Black

Dimensions & Weight

Height
42 mm
Width
41 mm
Depth
9 mm
Weight
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

Specification

Screen Size
1.6 inch
Screen Resolution
220 x 176 pixels
Bluetooth
3.0
Connectivity
micro USB
OS Compatibility
Andorid
Specification
Compatible
- 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

Standards
- 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
- SMS/MMS
- Email
- Gmail
- Facebook
- Twitter
- Music remote extension/music handling
- Calendar
- Weather
- Viewfinder
- New events - aggregator
- Wide range of apps available at Google Play

Features

Features
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

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • Marc-Andre B.
  • 4/8/2014 5:59:52 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • 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
  • Tech Level: High
  • 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
  • Tech Level: High
  • 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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5 out of 5 eggsPerfect phone notifications

Pros: -The screen is bigger (1.3" vs 1.6"-full Transflective display 220x176 & scratch-resistant)
-Battery life lasts 3-7 days depending on the usage vs 2-3 days for the older version.
-The touch screen is more sensitive
-back/home/menu buttons like all Android phones
-menu is easier to use
-settings in watch to switch clocks and apps
-easier setup with NFC and tap with phone (make sure you enable NFC in your phone)
-water resistant IP57 (30 minutes in FRESH water up to a depth of 1 meter & dust proof)
-lots of free apps (weather, GPS, ect.)
-easier to charge with standard micro USB charger
-easier to see in daylight
-watch is always on to tell time but dims to save battery, push power button to lighten up
-works with any Android smartphone running version 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) or later
-aluminum body (plastic body previously)
-ability to change watch band (it can take any standard watch strap that is 24 millimeters wide).
-all previous apps work from last year's model

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: Technology is getting amazing these days.

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3 out of 5 eggsRolex of the Future?

Pros: The Sony Smart Watch 2 is an interesting little toy. But that's about all it is. It really is not much more than a Smart Phone enhancer, with watch features. If you're using a blue tooth headset you can use the watch to accept or reject calls without having to pull out your phone. You can use the watch to check your text messages, email, facebook or twitter. It also allows you to access your calendar from your phone. There are a fairly good amount of apps for the Smart Watch 2, but the vast majority of them are paid apps. The watch does come with a fitness trainer app named Runtastic. It basically just tells you how far you've run and how many calories you've burned.
The Smart Watch 2 is compatible with Android 4.0 devices and newer only. The screen isn't terribly impressive. The colors seem a bit bland and textures blocky. It has a 1.6 inch LCD screen that runs at a resolution of 220x176 which means 176 pixels per inch.
You can use the Smart Watch 2 to control your music app on your phone or pull up pictures from your phone and view them on the watch face. There are a number of optional watch faces to choose from as well as a number of customizable bands you can get for it.
To notify you of any incoming messages the watch will vibrate, very strongly. It was almost shocking at first how strongly it vibrates. Like any good smart phone you can use the backlight on the watch as flashlight in the dark. Its really not bad for such a small screen.
Sony claims the battery life will last up to 4 days, but so far it's been my experience that it will last about 30 hours depending on usage. So you should really charge it every night if you use it frequently. It comes with a micro USB cable that you use to charge it from any USB port. The display is scratch resistant and the watch itself is supposed to be water resistant up to 3.3 ft for up to 30 minutes. So you can't go swimming with it on, but it wont' fry itself if you're caught in the rain.

Cons: The number one problem with this watch is it is completely worthless if you don't have an Android phone to pair it to. I tried to open it up an play with it a bit when I first got it and it wouldn't even turn on until I paired it with my phone.
The strap is incredibly cheap. For $200 you'd think you get a much nicer strap.
The watch face doesn't display the date unless you go into the menu and find it.
Not enough free apps. Considering what you pay for this phone, most basic apps should be free.

Other Thoughts: The review title was, Rolex of the Future? And the answer is, Not yet. In the future? Almost definitely. I can imagine more people wearing smart watches than $1000 Rolex'. But they have a long way to go yet before they're really a must have item. As it is, the Smart Watch 2 is more of a toy than a necessity.

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4 out of 5 eggsI Like It...........

Pros: -The Sony SW2 is an impressively large watch with a nice color display. Display looks better than other smart watches I’ve seen. It can be used as a dress watch.
-You can easily read the display in bright sunlight, but you don’t gets colors.
-Phone is easy to set up when you follow directions from inserts.
-Download the apps you need, and you can see calls, texts, Gmail, etc. without touching your phone.
-You can get notifications for emails, texts, tweets, and phone calls. Very good for when you’re busy, driving, or in a meeting.
-I don’t have to worry about damage when I wash my hands because of the protection built into the watch.
-I can view the time at all times, and it lets me get notifications to my wrist so I don't have to pull out my phone all the time. I don't miss any calls or text or emails anymore.
-You can receive texts and reply back to them with canned responses.
-It gets better with each firmware update.

Cons: -I had a little problem just opening the micro USB charging port.
-There are many apps. There is an app for every basic function. Most cost money.
-You have to use different apps for just about every function. I use the Gmail app for that mailbox.
-Camera app is pretty neat, but it only works with my rear camera. I have to physically go to my phone and turn on camera-watch doesn’t do it.
-Wish more apps were free….
-It doesn’t display a date on watch face.

Other Thoughts: -All said, I'm happy with this watch, as it can save you time.
-The Sony Smart Watch 2 is just a simple remote extension of basic phone features-just as claimed.
-I wish it wasn’t so blocky. It kind of reminds me of an LED watch I had many, many years ago.
-Currently, it does what is claimed of it.
-I would have liked the watch to be solar powered and atomic-like another watch I own that is regulated by Ft. Collins atomic clock signal.
-Mr. Spock and I are waiting for next updated version.

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3 out of 5 eggsCool product for Sony Phone, but not ready for prime time

Pros: Style: Thin Sleek style. A lot of different colored watch bands on the Sony site.

Display: Display is tough and doesn't scratch easy. The size of the display was great at 1.6 inch. Had no issue in the bright Winter Sun, but looked far better indoors.

Notices: Vibration notices were somewhat violent, but did get my attention.

Pairing: Linked up very easy and fast with a Sony phone. Connectivity to my LG G2 android phone, but it was not always successful and hard to setup. Connection to Twitter and Facebook were perfect, thru the phone, keeping me from having to dig out my phone every ten minutes. Was able to get updates on my Hotmail account after up getting the easy to download Sony App. Great to be able to see who is calling on the watch, to see if they are worthy of me pulling out my phone from my pocket. Used the Call Handling app to send custom messages when I was out. Runtastic app was useful at best. Music control was handled very well from my LG phone.

Cons: Strap: The strap is so CHEAP and fits narrow wrists poorly. Replace it fast.

Display: Display colors were very muted and cold, looked like an old LCD display on it last legs. The watch face is boring to say the least.

Pairing: Difficult to link the watch to my LG G2 phone, but my old Sony phone had no issues. Used manual setup for the LG due to the devices not seeing one another. Took four times to link the phone to my LG, and even then, it would lose the link.

Phone Calls: Cannot answer phone calls through the watch, but why would I want to talk to thru my watch instead of my Bluetooth?!

Charge: Charge life was about 30 hours with random usage, which was far short of Sony's specs. I charged it every night after the second day of it running out. Charging door cover was very hard to open for someone with short nails.

Apps: There were not a lot of apps for the phone worth getting. Lots of 'Paid' apps, that you need to pay for before seeing if they are worth it.

Other Thoughts: Paired with a Sony Xperia phone with no issues, and all apps and functions worked perfect.

When paired with a LG G2, the results were less than great, but was still a useful device for avoiding taking my phone out for every call and text.

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