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Sony SmartWatch 2

alaTest has collected and analyzed 36 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the portability and usability. The value for money and design are also appreciated. The camera and responsiveness get critical reviews.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Sony SmartWatch 2 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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There's a smartwatch war going on right now – did you know? With the Smartwatch 2, Sony reminds the world that they've already been in the market for a generation, with months of head start going in an unbroken line of evolutionary products (even if...

Pricing in check, we’re still not entirely convinced this is an investment worth making unless you’re really, truly in the market for a smartwatch and don’t plan on leaving the store without one. The Sony SmartWatch 2 is certainly an intriguing toy,...

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Sony SmartWatch 2 review


Time and again we've heard the same story: wearables are the next big thing in personal technology. Everyone will have wearables attached to their bodies in the next few years. And so on and so forth. But despite all of these predictions and the...

Always on display ; Attractive fit and finish ; Multiple day battery life ; Micro USB charging

Low resolution display ; Clumsy interface and setup ; Lots of lag ; Android only

The SmartWatch 2 is a step forward, but not the leap smartwatches need

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Sony SmartWatch 2


The Sony SmartWatch 2 is a solid Android smartphone companion that delivers helpful notifications, but little else.

Works with any modern Android phone; Solid Facebook Twitter Gmail support; Time visible when watch is asleep; Attractive design with changeable band; Very long battery life

Occasional lag; Doesn't support third-party watch faces; Weak music controls; No speaker mic or camera

Like the Pebble, the Sony SmartWatch 2 is more about reading what's on your phone than interacting with it. Though it doesn't have a camera, speakers or microphone, this wrist companion provides detailed alerts for your email, Gmail, Facebook, SMS...

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Sony's Smartwatch 2 hit the market around the same time as the Galaxy Gear, though with much less fanfare (or marketing push). It's a less-ambitious offering (there's no built-in camera, speaker, or mic), with a more modest $200 price tag. And because...

Works with any Android 4.0+ phone ; Battery lasts 3 days ; A decent selection of apps ; okay to wear in the rain or in the shower ; Micro USB charging port

Power button stiff and uncomfortable ; No mic for voice commands/dictation ; Notifications better than Galaxy Gear, but still flawed ; Many third-party apps aren’t great ; App searching and install process is tedious

With more apps, better notifications, and a lower price, the Smartwatch 2 is more appealing than Samsung’s Galaxy Gear, but not by much. Those looking for a slick, simple smartwatch experience will have to keep waiting.

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Sony SmartWatch 2


Sony gets closer to the smartwatch ideal with the SmartWatch 2, its second-iteration wearable smartphone companion. But bugs and other limitations make it a product that's unlikely to appeal to the masses.

Sleek, comfortable design. Several hundred apps already available. Water-resistant. Readable in sunlight

Bulkier than the first model. Buggy software. Many apps lack utility. Doesn't make or receive calls. No camera. Only works with Android

The Sony SmartWatch 2 ($199.99 direct) lets you stay on top of email and social network updates without reaching your phone. It's better than the ill-fated Samsung Galaxy Gear, which is more ambitious, thanks to its camera and calling capability, but a...

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Take it or leave it, every major brand will seemingly set a wager with a smart watch of its own. Sony is one of the pioneers in this area with its LiveView screen tags way back in 2010, then the slim and stylish SmartWatch, and now we are getting the...

Greatly expanded functionality via 3rd party apps ; Very handy for quick check on notifications ; Decent battery life ; Water resistance

Slow ; Comparatively poor display ; Glitchy and frustrating to set up

Sony is improving on its smart watches in increments, treading the water lightly to gauge whether this nascent market will really take off, and it shows in the specs and price of the SmartWatch 2. It is a well built, but somewhat slow and glitchy...

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Sony's third try at a smart watch hits almost all the basesSony is no stranger to the concept of smart wearables. We've seen the Sony Ericsson LiveView (which is best forgotten by e...

gets it right, the SW2 doesn’t offer enough to recommend, and the cheapest alternative is the best alternative until we see a smart watch that hits all the bases.

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A smartwatch which doesn't try and overdo things

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Sony SmartWatch 2


This smartwatch aims to be a notification device above all else, and benefits greatly from that simple approach.

Stylish, lightweight and comfortable ; Works with any Android 4.0 smartphone ; Reasonable 4-5 day battery life (advertises 3-4) ; Simple touchscreen interface ; Good range of notification apps available ; IP57 water resistant

Only five watch faces available, one digital ; Can’t replace default watch faces ; No official calendar app (does show reminders) ; Micro-USB port is difficult to access ; Occasional crashes

A truly useful companion to any Android smartphone, particularly larger and less pocketable ‘phablet’ devices. A bit steep at the RRP, but a good buy in the $200-$250 range it sells for at some outlets.

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The Sony SmartWatch 2 is a slick, water-resistant wearable gadget, but can it stand up to the Samsung Galaxy Gear? T3 went hands-on

Works with multiple devices ; Fair price tag ; Good battery life

Limited notifications ; Dependency on your phone ; Flimsy wrist strap and clasp

The Sony SmartWatch 2 looks like a neat little gadget, although the new Samsung Galaxy Gear arguably has more features, such as a camera. Having said that, we like the design of the Sony watch and we look forward to trying it our more thoroughly when...

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