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Sony SmartWatch 2 (SW2)

Sony SmartWatch 2 (SW2)
alaScore 86

2175 reviews

Jul, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2175 reviews of Sony SmartWatch 2 (SW2). The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Smart Watches for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Smart Watches the Sony SmartWatch 2 (SW2) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony SmartWatch 2 (SW2)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 621 user reviews of Sony SmartWatch 2 (SW2) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Smart Watches on Amazon.co.uk.

82% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

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Jul, 2018

Expert review by : Andrew Williams (trustedreviews.com)

Sony SmartWatch 2

 

Sony's third smartwatch doesn't quite hit the jackpot

Lots of apps available ; It does work

Limited battery life ; Awkward to setup

When not in use, a non-backlit clock face is shown (you can pick between 10). This uses some power, but nowhere near as much as a fully lit screen. It's not quite as clear as a 'normal' watch, though. Now, onto the apps.

Jan, 2014

Expert review by (t3.com)

Sony SmartWatch 2 review

 

Is the cheaper Sony Android SmartWatch 2 better than the Samsung Galaxy Gear?

Works with multiple devices ; Fair price tag ; Good battery life

Limited notifications ; Dependency on your phone ; Flimsy wrist strap and clasp

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Sony SmartWatch 2 review

 

Is Sony's third stab at intelligent wristwear good enough to take on the mighty Pebble? Stuff spends a week prodding Sony's latest piece of wrist candy [UPDATED: now with hands-on video]

Small, lightweight, cheap ; Twice weekly charge via microUSB ; Good selection of apps

Unreliable in use ; No iOS compatibility, some Sony-only functions ; Useless without a smartphone

Good battery life, great apps and notifications and all-Android compatibility, but the SmartWatch 2 needs a reliability boost

Oct, 2013

Expert review by : Stuart Miles (pocket-lint.com)

Sony SmartWatch 2 review

 

Smartwatches. There's that buzz word. These wearable tech devices are the next big thing if releases from Samsung, Pebble, Sony and more are anything to go by. Sony's SmartWatch 2 is the second attempt at the company putting out the perfect wearable...

Checking your emails without taking your phone out of your pocket, strap can be changed, works with non-Sony Android devices

Poor screen quality, frustrating set-up, poor battery life, disparate consumer experience, not right second time around, issues with first review sample

The big question: should you buy a SmartWatch 2? The £150 investment won't break the bank, so it looks to be an attractive prospect and one of only a handful in a market that promises to get busier over the coming years.

Oct, 2013

Expert review by : Chris Hall (pocket-lint.com)

Sony SmartWatch 2 pictures and hands-on - Pocket-lint

 

Sony has announced the Sony SmartWatch 2, taking the time to point out how the company has been in the smartwatch business for some time. Unfortunately

Sep, 2013

Expert review by : John McCann (techradar.com)

Sony Smartwatch 2 review

 

A smartwatch that keeps things simple

Dust & water resistant ; Changeable strap ; Various apps ; More affordable

Text is small ; No message flows ; Tricky to setup ; UI sluggish at times

Feb, 2014

Expert review by : Chris Martin (techadvisor.co.uk)

Sony SmartWatch 2 video review: a much-improved smart watch over the first generation

 

Sony is back with its SmartWatch 2 which is slimmer, more stylish and better than the original. The gadget does cost more at £149, but that's half the price of Samsung's Galaxy Gear.

Dec, 2013

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Expert review by : Chris Martin (techadvisor.co.uk)

Sony SmartWatch 2 review

 

Smartwatches may seem like a fad, but Sony is back with the second generation of its SmartWatch.

At £149 the Sony SmartWatch 2 is a good value for money smart watch. It improves on the original version in key areas such as design, battery life and showing the time. With plenty of apps to download and use, there's lots of functionality too.

Dec, 2013

Expert review by : Brian Bennett (cnet.co.uk)

Sony SmartWatch 2 review

 

Sony follows up on its first stab at minting a smart timepiece with the SmartWatch 2. Priced at $199, this gadget is a serious attempt at fixing many of the original SmartWatch's failings. Now flaunting a clean, modern design, water-resistant...

The Sony SmartWatch 2 screens phone alerts, Gmail, and call info in real time. The device also has a modern, water-resistant design that's compatible with standard watch bands.

The Sony SmartWatch 2 is tricky to set up on non-Sony phones. The watch has a small clock face selection, short battery life, and a quirky music player app. There's no iOS support.

With its ability to push Android notifications to your wrist, the Sony SmartWatch 2 is more useful than Samsung’s Galaxy Gear, but the Pebble is still the best smartwatch deal around.

Nov, 2013

Expert review by (expertreviews.co.uk)

Sony Smartwatch 2 review

 

It might not be the smartwatch that everyone at IFA is talking about, but Sony's wearable wonder has plenty going for it

The Smartwatch 2 goes on sale later this month for £160. That will almost certainly make it less expensive than the Galaxy Gear, but we'll have to wait until after release to see whether 2013 is the year that wearable computing in general takes off...

Product Specifications

Design

Band colour:Black / Green, Yellow / Silver
Band material:Rubber / Silicone / Stainless steel
Housing colour:Black / Silver
Housing material:Aluminium / Aluminium, Stainless Steel / Stainless steel / Thermoplastic urethane (TPU)
Scratch resistant: Yes
Shape:Square
Splash proof: Yes
Waterproof: Yes

Other features

Protection features:Scratch resistant, Water resistant / Splash proof, Water resistant / Water Resistant

Packaging Content

Cables included:USB

Packaging Data

Cables included:USB

Ports & interfaces

Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:3.0
Near Field Communication (NFC): Yes
USB connector type:MICRO-USB / Micro-USB A / Micro-USB B / Mini-USB B
USB port:Y / Yes
USB version:2.0
Wi-Fi:N / No

Power

Battery Life:168 / 96
Standby time (Bluetooth off):168
Standby time (Bluetooth on):96
USB charging:Y

Storage

Compatible memory cards:N / No

Technical Details

Band colour:Black / Green, Yellow / Silver
Band material:Rubber / Silicone / Stainless steel
Built-In Microphone: No
Built-in speaker(s):No / Yes
Display diagonal:4.06 / 40.6
Display Resolution:220 x 176
Display Type:LCD
E-mail: Yes
FM radio: No
Housing colour:Black / Silver
Housing material:Aluminium / Aluminium, Stainless Steel / Stainless steel / Thermoplastic urethane (TPU)
Instant messaging (IM): Yes
International Protection (IP) code:iP57
Mobile operating systems supported:Android 4.0 / Android 4.0, Android 4.1, Android 4.2 / Android 4.0, Android 4.1, Android 4.2, Android 4.3 / Android 4.0, Android 4.1, Android 4.2, Android 4.3, Android 4.4
Personal info management (PIM):Calendar
Protection features:Scratch resistant, Water resistant / Splash proof, Water resistant / Water Resistant
Shape:Square
Short Message Service (SMS): Yes
Smartwatch dedicated buttons:Power
Social network services supported:Facebook, Instagram, Twitter / Facebook, Twitter
Touch screen:Y
Touchscreen: Yes
Vibrating motor:Y / Yes
Waterproof up to:1

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:4.1 / 41 / 9
Thickness:4.1 / 6 / 9
Total length (band + watch):12.2
Weight:122.5
Width:4.2 / 42