Sony SmartWatch Review

Sony Smartwatch review
Although there are new smartphone every month, it is not as new and trendy as SmartWatch. While Apple fans are waiting for iWatch, Sony SmartWatch was recently that made the smart mobile device market more and more exciting.

Before moving on Sony SmartWatch review, let’s us have a look at what currently available in the SmartWatch market. The first SmartWatch that made noise to the market was not from big and famous company, it was from a newly established company called Pebble. Pebble SmartWatch needs to used with smartphone, either Android or iPhone. It is not a standalone device. There is another Indian company introduced a fully function SmartWatch called Androidly. It can be used as mobile phone and go online.

Sony SmartWatch is taking the first approach. Indeed, the screen for a watch is small. I don’t think it is convenience to use the SmartWatch instead of Smartphone. Thus, using the SmartWatch as an accessory of Smartphone is an appropriate approach.

Sony MN2SW SmartWatch

Sony MN2SW SmartWatch supports Android phone only, but it is not limited to Sony Android phone. Other brand like Samsung Android phone is also supported. However, Apple iPhone is not supported yet.

Sony MN2SW SmartWatch is using Bluetooth in order to connect to the phone for every functions. If there is no phone, you cannot even read the time. I would say, it is an accessories of the Android phone rather than a watch.

Sony MN2SW SmartWatch

Sony MN2SW SmartWatch

Features

The main feature of Sony MN2SW SmartWatch is to allow you to get all your latest text message, emails, Facebook and Twitter, etc updates via the watch. Looking at the watch for updates are more convenience than getting your phone from your pocket to look at it. You can also receive notification of who is calling you. You can decide whether to pick up the phone or decline the call using the SmartWatch. You can reply the caller by default text message as well. Also, you can control the music playlist like play, skip, fast forward.

Sony MN2SW SmartWatch Phone

Answer or decline phone call in SmartWatch

 

Besides of getting any kind of the notifications from your phone, you can also install applications like TODO list, weather information, camera control, calculator, phonebook etc.

Sony MN2SW SmartWatch Control Music

Sony MN2SW SmartWatch to control music playing

Look and Feel

Sony MN2SW SmartWatch looks modern and elegant. You can pick different band color here. The cool thing is that, by using the software, you can customize the watch background color, clock faces and layout. You can even put a photo as the watch face. The watch is not big, the size of it is reasonable. For those who are small wrist, it is not a problem of wearing it.

Sony MN2SW SmartWatch Band

Sony MN2SW SmartWatch Band

Battery Life

It is one of the major concern for many electronic devices. The SmartWatch battery can last for whole day of normal usage. You can charge it overnight and use it for the whole day. In case if you want the battery last longer, you can switch off the widgets, as widgets are potentially using more battery.

Application

Android is an open platform, we foresee that if the SmartWatch is getting more and more popular, there should be many good quality applications available in the market. Right now, those major applications like Facebook, Twitter are available.

Drawbacks

Connector: Sony MN2SW SmartWatch is using non-standard USB connector / charger. That’s mean you have to hold another connector for this watch.

Time: If you don’t connect the watch with Bluetooth, you won’t have time display. If you don’t use the watch, the watch will be in stay-by mode. The display is switch off for stay-by mode. You need to click the watch surface to activate the watch from stand-by mode to read the time. This is annoying that might avoid you to use it to replace your wristwatch.

Screen Size: The screen size is in 2×2 display (2 application icons in a row and column). For those who have large wrist, they should be happy to have a larger watch with 3×3 screen. So, there should be an option for different size.

Conclusion

Sony MN2SW SmartWatch is an interesting device. It is not only a watch, but also an extension of Smartphone. You don’t need to pick out the phone from your pocket for notification or control you phone, you can do it in the SmartWatch. However, the limited size of the wristwatch may bound the future development of the SmartWatch. As a first generation of SmartWatch, it is normal that there are some drawbacks of the product. If you are looking for serious device, you can skip this. The bottom line is the price is very attractive (less than USD $100 in Amazon), if you want to find something new and interesting, Sony MN2SW SmartWatch is one that you should consider.

Sony MN2SW SmartWatch

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Sony SmartWatch Band

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Sony SmartWatch Band

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Sony SmartWatch Band

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Model# MN2SW SE1GREY SE1MINT SE1PINK
Dial Customized
Water resistance No
Case diameter 36mm
Case thickness 8mm
Band material Plastic Plastic Plastic Plastic
Band Color Black Grey Mint Pink
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