Summary: The Sony Smartwatch MN2 has a lot of flaws, ranging from minor inconveniences to design decisions that make you wonder about the intelligence of the people who made them. At $125 in the US ( Amazon ) it’s a lot more expensive relative to the Pebble and Meta Watch than what it is here in Norway (where the Sony watch is 1/3 the price of the other two), and given that, I’m not sure if I can actually recommend this to anyone.
Sony Hopes You’re Ready for a Watch With Four Days of Battery Life [Sony SmartWatch]
6 February 2013
Excerpt: Meet the Sony SmartWatch, it comes with a 1.3-inch OLED touchscreen, Bluetooth 3.0 and four days of battery life and can connect with your Android phone to read texts and emails, receive Facebook and Twitter updates, make and answer calls, control music playback and run apps that are compatible with its tiny screen. Me, I’ll avoid the chore of having another gadget to charge, and stick to my humble solar-powered G-Shock… for now at least.
Summary: The Sony SmartWatch enters the realm of usability thanks to recent software updates, but it's still more smartphone accessory than solid standalone timepiece.
Pros: 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.
Cons: 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.
Summary: Like the I'm Watch and the WIMM Watch, the Sony SmartWatch shows promise, but needs plenty of work--mainly on the part of developers--before it will appeal to more than just early adopters. At $149, it's $20 more expensive than the iPod nano, and, unlike other smart watches, pretty much becomes useless when not paired with a phone. But for those who have trouble digging that Galaxy Note out of their pockets, the SmartWatch could be just the ticket.
The successor to the LiveView adds a few more features, but is it as smart as it claims?
19 March 2012
Summary: The SmartWatch is an unusual product — it’s definitely made for a niche of users, and feels like the spiritual successor to the calculator and TV remote watches of the 80s and 90s. It’s clear that this niche exists, though, with a number of manufacturers making products designed to to make your phone’s critical information available at a glance.
Pros: Better looking than most smart watches, Definite geek chic factor, Comfortable, Works seamlessly with a recommended handset, Music controls are a nice touch
Cons: Software is overly complex to set up, No guarantee of future compatibility, Apps are of limited use, Initially confusing, Expensive
Summary: The Sony SmartWatch is a cool and attractive gadget, offering plenty of apps and functionality. The downsides are a slightly bulky design and the need to charge it up regularly. Read our Sony SmartWatch review to find out more.
Excerpt: With a colour, multi-touch screen attached to your wrist acting as a remote to your Android device’s incoming emails, tweets, Facebook posts and messages, you’d think that the Sony SmartWatch would be a piece of kit that a geek like me would be thrilled to strap on and use proudly all the time. At least that’s what I thought when I pulled it out of the box. The reality is in fact, very different.
Excerpt: I was so excited to see the ‘missed delivery’ card from the postman, knowing what was in the packet. I had been anxiously waiting for the delivery from Clove since I first read about the new version of the SmartWatch, hoping Sony had improved on their first attempt into the wearable android accessory.
Conclusion: O SmartWatch é um produto para um nicho de mercado ainda pouco usual. É claro que esse nicho existe, já que um certo número de fabricantes tem optado por criar projectos similares para a ligação aos seus dispositivos móveis. O SmartWatch definitivamente tem características interessantes, principalmente como ecrã de notificação do seu smartphone de grande porte como os recentes Sony Xperia Z ou Z1.
Pros: Design simples e funcional para trocar de bracelete, Possibilidade de usar braceletes de relógios normais, Características básicas funcionam tal como anunciadas
Cons: Configuração dependente de smartphone e aplicativo, utilização inicial complexa