Excerpt: The best compliment I can give Sony’s SmartWatch 2 is that it works. I still believe that wearable devices are in their infancy, and the SmartWatch 2 is proof of this. While it’s filled with great ideas, a readable screen and actually looks like a fairly cool watch, the SmartWatch 2 is still more a novelty than an essential gadget buy. Here’s the question you’ll be asking yourself: “Why do I need a smartwatch when everything I need is right on my smartphone?
Summary: 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 intense interest in wearable technology, we still don’t have a great smartwatch.
Pros: Always on display, Attractive fit and finish, Multiple day battery life, Micro USB charging
Cons: Low resolution display, Clumsy interface and setup, Lots of lag, Android only
Conclusion: 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 time ever, go with the Sony SmartWatch 2. If you like the idea of the physical buttons on Pebble, but would rather have a touchscreen and full color too, go with the Sony SmartWatch 2.
Conclusion: 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.
Pros: Sleek, comfortable design. Several hundred apps already available. Water-resistant. Readable in sunlight.
Cons: Bulkier than the first model. Buggy software. Many apps lack utility. Doesn't make or receive calls. No camera. Only works with Android.
Conclusion: The Sony SmartWatch 2 is a perfect way to keep from missing your calls and messages, and offers feature expansion via fresh apps. It also looks good, if you don't mind chunky wristwear, and is impressively durable.
Pros: Consistent, sleek design; Easy set-up; Expandable and customisable
Cons: Occasional rogue vibrations; Chunky; Yet another device to charge