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Sony SmartWatch 2 (SW2)

Sony SmartWatch 2 (SW2)
alaScore 86

2175 reviews

Sep, 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 4.2/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category 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 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk.

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

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Sep, 2018

Expert review by : Harley Ogier (goodgearguide.com.au)

Sony SmartWatch 2

 

This smartwatch aims to be a notification device above all else, and benefits greatly from that simple approach.

Stylish, lightweight and comfortable ; Works with any Android 4.0 smartphone ; Reasonable 4-5 day battery life (advertises 3-4) ; Simple touchscreen interface ; Good range of notification apps available ; IP57 water resistant

Only five watch faces available, one digital ; Can’t replace default watch faces ; No official calendar app (does show reminders) ; Micro-USB port is difficult to access ; Occasional crashes

A truly useful companion to any Android smartphone, particularly larger and less pocketable ‘phablet’ devices. A bit steep at the RRP, but a good buy in the $200-$250 range it sells for at some outlets.

Nov, 2013

Expert review by : Harley Ogier (pcworld.idg.com.au)

Sony SmartWatch 2

 

This smartwatch aims to be a notification device above all else, and benefits greatly from that simple approach.

Stylish, lightweight and comfortable ; Works with any Android 4.0 smartphone ; Reasonable 4-5 day battery life (advertises 3-4) ; Simple touchscreen interface ; Good range of notification apps available ; IP57 water resistant

Only five watch faces available, one digital ; Can’t replace default watch faces ; No official calendar app (does show reminders) ; Micro-USB port is difficult to access ; Occasional crashes

Nov, 2013

Expert review by : Aloysius Low (cnet.com.au)

Sony SmartWatch 2

 

Sony's first SmartWatch didn't quite live up to expectations. But with the SmartWatch 2, Sony has made some key modifications.

Via CNET.com

Jun, 2013

Expert review by : Jon Phillips (arnnet.com.au)

Sony SmartWatch 2: A teeny, tiny step in the right smartwatch direction (9 photos)

 

Don't look now, but Sony has quietly released a new smartwatch, and I'm almost surprised to report it's not a total disaster.

In that regard, the SmartWatch 2 is a less offensive product. I would never swap it for the TAG Heuer on my wrist, but I can see how people completely reliant on text messaging and voice calls might find it useful. The world's smartwatch engineers...

Nov, 2013

Expert review by : John McCann (gizmodo.com.au)

Sony SmartWatch 2 Review: Third Time The Charm?

 

The Sony SmartWatch 2 may not offer up the feast of features of its Samsung rival, but perhaps simplicity is the way to go with smartwatches. Has Sony managed to nail it, or like the first SmartWatch incarnation, is this the second-worst thing Sony's...

Should you buy any smartwatch at the moment? Probably not. If you want something to show off to your mates down the pub and have a spare £150 to burn then sure go for it. If you’re desperate for a smartwatch then the SmartWatch 2 is a better shout than...

Oct, 2013

Expert review by : Luke Hopewell (gizmodo.com.au)

Sony SmartWatch 2 Australian Hands On: Free From The Walled Garden

 

The Sony Smart Watch 2 is coming. Sony promises. While we wait, we've been hands-on, and found that its best feature so far is something that the Samsung Galaxy Gear competitor can never have.

Sep, 2013

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