Excerpt: A lot has been said about this watch, most of it quite disparaging. I however, do not agree with most of the opinions out there, please allow me to explain. This accessory, if it can be called that, designs as it is advertised to do. It is not meant as a replacement to your current phone...
Summary: i just got this smart watch like yesterday, still learning how to maxium the usage of this product, but so far so good, it is easy to learn and get use to. i think this could be better in many ways, but consider the price and the quality of technology from sony, especially if compare to their earlier liveview, i think they did a great improvement, but of course it can be better, perhaps the next generation.
Summary: I am in love with smartwatches. I love that manufacturers are finally starting to pick up the pace in producing these devices. I own a few bluetooth watches already, including the early Sony analog ones. I wanted to purchase this since its first iteration, the Liveview, but ended up passing on it when all the atrocious reviews on it came out. When this was announced and showcased at CES 2012, I was very hopeful.
Summary: The Pros & Cons, This is a toy for those techies out there like me that breathe this stuff in. Its a remote control for your Android phone. The watch is good. It allows me to quickly check text messages without taking phone out of my pocket and see who is calling. Some wishes, I wish the clock would stay up on the screen, it seems to dim after only a few seconds, then you have to tap or push button again just to see the time.
Summary: I owned the first generation of this device put out by Sony Ericsson. The potential was there but it was truly an awful product. Multiple disconnects, awful display, single touch, glitchy apps. So as an admitted Sony fanboy I decided I did not lose my idealism and gave this watch a try. I'll start with looks and style.
Summary: This watch is a companion to an Android Smartphone and pairs by bluetooth. I have it connected to the GSM version of the Samsung Google Nexus (Ice Cream Sandwich/ICS version). The watch connects to your phone and runs a selection of both widgets and applications. The apps designed to run on the watch are those that are very useful for doing/checking quick things that you don't want to take your smartphone out for, i.e.
Summary: The smart watch works great to receive notifications of text messages and other items at times when I have to have the volume off and do not feel the vibration from my phone. There are many add-ons but I'm now in the process of removing a number because battery life has fallen drastically. There are add-ons for email, including gmail and K9mail. I have used both a free gmail program and then added a paid program to also give text of messages.
Summary: Very few people know how a smart watch could actually benefit them. 1. Because the marketing on these types of devices has been non-existent. 2. Cellphones helped kill wrist watches. I think if some of these tech companies were smart they would continue development and provide more features. This type of device could create a whole new sub-industry just like Bluetooth headsets just kind of popped into the scene and have now become commonplace.