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As Useful as I Hoped - Better than Galaxy Gear,
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This review is from: Sony Smart Watch SW2 for Android Phones (Wireless Phone Accessory)I've had my SW2 for a few days now and haven't taken it off (except to sleep). I was looking for a device that would allow me to check texts, calls, emails and other notifications without getting my phone out and the SW2 does the job very nicely. Overall I find it incredibly useful.
What I like:
Not as bulky as I thought - Although the pictures of it make it look very large, it feels like a regular watch. Not too bulky or heavy at all and very comfy. I was able to compare it to a friends Samsung Galaxy Gear and the Samsung was very bulky compared to this one.
Functionality - Checking messages and updates right on the watch is very easy and intuitive.
Battery lasts longer than expected. It looks like I can go at least 2 full days, maybe 3 before charging. I was expecting to have to charge every night.
Apps - There are a whole bunch of apps already out for this watch and more coming all the time.
Doesn't have mic, camera or speaker. Some may consider this a fault, but I actually never planned to use these features that other smart watches have (who really wants to make calls by talking into the watch?). I'm glad Sony chose to pass on them to make the watch slimmer.
What I didn't like so much:
Screen resolution - The resolution seems pretty low. Considering you are reading very small text regularly, I wish it had a sharper screen (the Samsung has better screen resolution).
Got stuck on setup - After connecting to the phone and installing the required software, the watch stuck on a screen wanting me to sync with the phone again though it already was. I ended up having to reset the watch a couple times during setup. However, once it began working, it kept working. Haven't had any problems since. I didn't even try to use the NFC pairing because I've never done it and it's easy enough to pair the usual way.
Overall, the SW2 does everything I was looking for without being too bulky or expensive. If you're debating between this or the (more expensive) Samsung Galaxy Gear, get this one (unless you really need to be able to talk to the watch or take pictures from it).