Nice concept, but horrible manufacturing quality! Avoid!
2 weeks ago
Summary: Let me first start off by saying that I actually liked this smart watch. I have the original Smart Watch 1 by Sony as well, and compared to that model, this one is 100% better. Unlike the previous model, you can actually see the screen in the daylight and the watch works as a watch (i.e., it will tell you the time) even when disconnected from the phone. For SW2, I bought the metal wrist-band, so it had a nice heavy weight to it like a real watch.
Summary: Smartwatches are such a new product category that I wasn't really sure what to expect from the Sony Smartwatch 2. But my inner nerd has fond memories of the old Casio Databank watches of the 1980s, and for $200 I thought it would at least be worth trying out. While the Sony Smartwatch 2 is not perfect, I am actually surprised how polished it is. To me it seems like the best smartwatch on the market right now by quite a margin.
Summary: I have the previous edition SW1 and I decided to upgrade to this year's model. Compared to last year's edition, this is a complete redesign. Sony basically addressed all the complaints from last years model and has taken most of the advantages of the Pebble Smartwatch away. Everything is better including the look, fit, and finish. I get a lot of compliments for how good the watch looks. Last year's model was almost a iPod Nano with a watch strap.
Summary: I have had the watch for about a week and found I to be very useful. I wanted a smartwatch I could use to get notifications while my phone was in my bag. While most smartwatches accomplish this task, the sony does so while being dust and waterproof, able to be read in bright sun, and having the battery last more than two days in normal use. Let's talk about the set up: I have a galaxy 4 and had to download the Smart Connect app from google play.