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Sony SmartWatch (MN2SW)

Sony SmartWatch (MN2SW)
alaScore 82

735 reviews

Jul, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 735 reviews of Sony SmartWatch (MN2SW). The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 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 (MN2SW) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony SmartWatch (MN2SW)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 10 user reviews of Sony SmartWatch (MN2SW) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Smart Watches on Amazon.co.uk.

90% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

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Jul, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony SmartWatch (MN2SW)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 36 user reviews of Sony SmartWatch (MN2SW) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 2.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Smart Watches on Amazon.com.

47% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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Jul, 2016

Expert review by: (engadget.com)

Sony SmartWatch 3 review: dull design, but great for runners

 

Sony's latest smartwatch won't be for everyone, what with its dull design and muted screen. Still, this is currently the only Android Wear device with a built-in GPS radio, making it a smart choice for runners and other athletes interested in tracking...

Built-in GPS is ideal for runners and other athletes ; WiFi and NFC make this more future-proof than other Android Wear devices ; Relatively long battery life ; Display is easy to read in direct sunlight

Drab design ; Screen isn't as vibrant as on some other smartwatches ; Not many Android Wear apps currently make use of the GPS, WiFi or NFC

Sony's SmartWatch 3 certainly isn't for everybody. It's dull compared to its rounder, sexier rivals; its strap is made out of rubber rather than leather; and the display is not as bright or vibrant as others. But if you care more about function than...

Jan, 2015

Expert review by: (engadget.com)

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

 

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.

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

Some software issues ; Average battery life

At $200, the SmartWatch 2 is cheaper than its most obvious competitor, the Galaxy Gear, which costs $100 more. That's quite a difference. Of course, the Galaxy Gear has some notable hardware features that help it stand apart --namely, a camera, speaker...

Oct, 2013

Expert review by: (cnet.com)

Sony SmartWatch ( MN2SW)

 

Since the days of pocket watches, wearable timepieces have had a strong pull for gadget lovers. Watches are extremely personal devices and can be powerful fashion statements, functional or not; attractively crafted, technologically sophisticated...

The Sony SmartWatch draws the eye with its sleek, stylish looks. It also offers a wide range of wireless functions notifications, call handling, and music control made possible by a Bluetooth smartphone connection.

The Sony SmartWatch needs an Android smartphone connection to function or even keep the time, it isn't compatible with iOS, and its display can't be read in sunlight. It needs to be charged daily.

The Sony SmartWatch enters the realm of usability thanks to recent software updates, but it's still more smartphone accessory than solid standalone timepiece.

Apr, 2013

Expert review by: Brian Bennett (cnet.com)

Sony SmartWatch review:

 

Editors' note: Sony has recently equipped the SmartWatch with fresh software . This review has been updated to reflect these changes.

The Sony SmartWatch draws the eye with its sleek, stylish looks. It also offers a wide range of wireless functions notifications, call handling, and music control made possible by a Bluetooth smartphone connection.

The Sony SmartWatch needs an Android smartphone connection to function or even keep the time, it isn't compatible with iOS, and its display can't be read in sunlight. It needs to be charged daily.

The Sony SmartWatch enters the realm of usability thanks to recent software updates, but it's still more smartphone accessory than solid standalone timepiece.

Apr, 2013

Expert review by: JamieKeene (theverge.com)

Sony SmartWatch review

 

The Sony SmartWatch is an intriguing device — a secondary display for your Android-powered handset that provides quick access to notifications from select apps and services on your phone. It's also...

Better looking than most smart watches ; Definite geek chic factor ; Comfortable ; Works seamlessly with a recommended handset ; Music controls are a nice touch

Software is overly complex to set up ; No guarantee of future compatibility ; Apps are of limited use ; Initially confusing ; Expensive

A neat idea, but it's tough to escape the novelty value

Mar, 2012

Expert review by: Simon Sage (androidcentral.com)

Sony SmartWatch review

 

The Sony SmartWatch is a small clip-on device that connects to your phone over Bluetooth and provides quick access to a variety of notifications, including incoming calls, Facebook messages, upcomin...

available in the ShopAndroid store for $149.99.

Oct, 2012

Expert review by: Noah Kravitz (technobuffalo.com)

Sony SmartWatch Review

 

Overview Smartwatches have never quite caught on with consumers, and yet they continue to fascinate we on the fringes of Geek Chic. Dating back to the days of Casio's calculator and Data Bank models, the novelty of packing computing power…

Apr, 2012

Expert review by: (nothingwired.com)

Sony SmartWatch

 

You’ll find more cons than pros here,

Expert review by: Samuel Horti (t3.com)

Sony Smartwatch 3 review: gently ageing Android Wear watch still holds its own

 

No looker, this, but a solid performer at a bargain price

Packed with features ; It's a steal at the price ; Slick performance

Washed out screen ; Pretty awful looks ; Short-ish battery life

This is not a sexy item like the Apple Watch, but it is exceptional value, especially if you're a runner who prefers to hit the streets without a phone. Android Wear is an effective wearable OS and this showcases it very well.

Oct, 2015

Expert review by: Shayne Rana (tech.firstpost.com)

Sony SmartWatch Review - Tech2

 

We've seen quite a few innovations in the world of mobile accessories from strictly basic Bluetooth enabled headsets going from Mono to Stereo (A2DP)

Sep, 2012

Product Specifications

Design

Band colour:Black

Technical Details

Pixel density:139
Smartwatch dedicated buttons:Power
Social network services supported:Facebook, Twitter
Vibrating motor: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Total length (band + watch):1.02