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Sony SmartWatch 2 (SW2)

Sony SmartWatch 2 (SW2)
alaScore 85

2170 reviews

Sep, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2170 reviews of Sony SmartWatch 2 (SW2). The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Smart Watches for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Smart Watches the Sony SmartWatch 2 (SW2) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony SmartWatch 2 (SW2)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 621 user reviews of Sony SmartWatch 2 (SW2) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Smart Watches on Amazon.co.uk.

82% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

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Sep, 2017

Expert review by: Chris Burns (slashgear.com)

Sony SmartWatch 2 Review

 

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...

If you’re looking for a bit of fun in the immediate future and don’t want the bulk of the Samsung Galaxy Gear (or don’t have a Samsung smartphone), look to the Sony SmartWatch 2. If you’ve just heard of the Qualcomm Toq in this review for the first...

Dec, 2013

Expert review by: Dan Seifert (theverge.com)

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...

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

Nov, 2013

Expert review by: Brian Bennett (cnet.com)

Sony SmartWatch 2 review:

 

Sony follows up on its first stab at minting a smart timepiece with the SmartWatch 2. Priced at $199, this gadget is a serious attempt at fixing many of the original SmartWatch's failings. Now flaunting a clean, modern design, water-resistant...

The Sony SmartWatch 2 screens phone alerts, Gmail, and call info in real time. The device also has a modern, water-resistant design that's compatible with standard watch bands.

The Sony SmartWatch 2 is tricky to set up on non-Sony phones. The watch has a small clock face selection, short battery life, and a quirky music player app. There's no iOS support.

With its ability to push Android notifications to your wrist, the Sony SmartWatch 2 is more useful than Samsung’s Galaxy Gear, but the Pebble is still the best smartwatch deal around.

Nov, 2013

Expert review by: Matt Safford (digitaltrends.com)

Sony SmartWatch 2 review

 

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.

Sony’s Smartwatch 2 is a solid effort, and a bit better than Samsung’s Galaxy Gear – especially given it costs $100 less. Sure, you don’t get the camera or the mic, but you do get a decent selection of apps to play around with, which makes Sony’s...

Nov, 2013

Expert review by: Jamie Lendino (pcmag.com)

Sony SmartWatch 2

 

Sony gets closer to the smartwatch ideal with its second-iteration wearable smartphone companion. But bugs and other limitations make the SmartWatch 2 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 home screen consists of up to six icons—five are loaded by default, for the alarm, flashlight, an event list, settings, and a timer. As you add more apps to the SmartWatch 2, it will create additional home screens you can swipe between. The top bar...

Nov, 2013

Expert review by: Avram Piltch (laptopmag.com)

Sony SmartWatch 2 Review

 

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

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

Nov, 2013

Expert review by: James Trew (engadget.com)

Sony SmartWatch 2 review: a fair effort that still hasn't cracked it

 

Cast your mind back to the period between August and October 2012, and there was barely a whisper about a smartwatch round these parts. Pebble was funded

Well-built ; Easy to use ; Large number of apps

Some software issues ; Average battery life

We really wanted Sony to lead the way with the SmartWatch 2, but some buggy software and poor app choices keep this from being the de facto option.

Oct, 2013

Expert review by: Daniel P. (phonearena.com)

Sony SmartWatch 2 Review

 

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...

Oct, 2013

Expert review by: Anthony Garreffa (tweaktown.com)

Sony SmartWatch 2 Review

 

Sony's SmartWatch 2 is a great second try by the company. Funny thing is, I didn't use it much as a watch. Let's see what Anthony thinks of it.

Mar, 2014

Expert review by: Showpiece (gstylemag.com)

How SmartWatch 2 Is Sony, Huh? [Review]

 

Everyone's getting in on the Dick Tracy phenomenon. Hey I would like to talk into my wrist just as much as the next guy but not all Smart Watches on the market are intelligent. I had a kewl time wearing and getting used to the world's first...

Feb, 2014

Product Specifications

Design

Band colour:Black / Green, Yellow / Silver
Dust resistant: Yes
Scratch resistant: Yes

Energy Management

Battery Life:168

Technical Details

Band colour:Black / Silver
Smartwatch dedicated buttons:Power
Social network services supported:Facebook, Instagram, Twitter / Facebook, Twitter
Vibrating motor: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Total length (band + watch):4.8