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Sony SmartWatch 2 (SW2)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 390 reviews of Sony SmartWatch 2 (SW2). The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 3.6/5 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 77/100 = Good quality.

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

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 83 user reviews of Sony SmartWatch 2 (SW2) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Smart Watches on Amazon.co.uk.

77% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Smart Watch 2Sony Universal SmartWatch 2 SW2 with Bluetooth One Touch NFC for Smartphones with Android 4.0 - Black Metal

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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...

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

Baby steps towards the watch of the future

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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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Sony SmartWatch 2 review

 

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 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.

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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.

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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...

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Sony SmartWatch2 review

 

Sony's third try at a smart watch hits almost all the bases

Sony is no stranger to the concept of smart wearables. We’ve seen the Sony Ericsson LiveView (which is best forgotten by everyone) and the original SmartWatch introduced at CES in early 2012, which was a little bit better but suffered from connectivity...

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Review: Sony SmartWatch 2

 

Does a more advanced smartwatch make for a better smartwatch? We considered the Samsung Galaxy Gear to be a barrier-pushing watch, with features like a camera, voice dictation, and phone calls. But then again, it's also only compatible with one phone...

Like the idea of a smartwatch, but not completely sold on the SW2? Then you can hop on over to our reviews of the and .

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Sony Smartwatch 2 review

 

A smartwatch that keeps things simple

Dust & water resistant ; Changeable strap ; Various apps ; More affordable

Text is small ; No message flows ; Tricky to setup ; UI sluggish at times

If you are absolutely desperate for a smartwatch then I would recommend the Sony SmartWatch 2 over the likes of the Pebble, Qualcomm Toq and Samsung Galaxy Gear, but if you're not really bothered then I'd advise to steer clear.

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