Summary: The Sony SmartWatch 2 is pretty reliable.
The one we reviewed nearly 2 years ago and which we passed on to a team member, is still going strong, with the only issue being that the crown has been knocked off in a careless moment.
For a more in-depth review please read our earlier write-up
Summary: I recently had the opportunity to review the latest SmartWatch offering from Sony, and it was perfect timing since Android Wear has just entered the market so was interesting to see how the Sony SmartWatch SW2 stacked up against the Android Wear platform.
Conclusion: The Sony Smart Watch 2 (Est. $200) is a solid, conservatively designed smartwatch that serves as a notification device for your Android smartphone. The screen doesn't have a sleep mode, so you can at least always tell the time.
Pros: Customizable vibration notifications, Screen is always "awake", Several hundred apps
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...
Conclusion: As a notification center on your wrist, the Sony SmartWatch 2 is a perfect companion. However, I have to comment that it doesn’t always behave nicely with non-Sony smartphones. There are a number of times where the SmartWatch 2 didn’t play nicely with my HTC One, including disconnecting randomly,...
Summary: 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 at launch.
Conclusion: 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 offering feel more versatile, despite the extra...