After a first attempt with the LiveView, Sony presented this month of January at the CES in Las Vegas the second generation of its reloj-accesorio for Android phones.
The new Sony SmartWatch is an important step forward compared to the previous generation model, but after its price increase, it remains a product with a very well defined user profile.
In Engadget We have already tested the new Sony SmartWatch and we have it in our analysis.
Design and connections
Similar to the previous model-looking (no options), the most notable change in this new SmartWatch can be found on the screen, which is a OLED 1.3 inches.
In addition, while the first version was a touch framework, this new SmartWatch is the entire screen which can be touched and get answers. And Yes, as you can imagine just every so often carrying a piece of paper or fabric to it to clean fingerprints.
The design of the Sony SmartWatch It is simple, with front single smooth altered by a metallic frame. On the right side, as in the classic watches, is the only physical, the power button.
At the bottom we find design clip to attach to the straps, as well as the port of connection to recharge the watch. Sony has not opted for a microUSB connection and has placed a proprietary port that engages grcias magnet system.
A proprietary charging system. Good care not to lose the cable.
This choice by Sony of a proprietary system has two major drawbacks: you have to take the cable with you on trips (to which must be added the no remote possibility of losing it and the problems to find a substitute) and in our test magnet system are released with ease and left us the clock mode “ does not load while you are thinking that it is charging & #8221;.
The Sony SmartWatch It weighs more than a classic Watch (15.5 g main unit and 8 mm thick), so on that side there is no problem. Comes with a rubber strap that is long-lasting, is easily interchangeable (but there is no danger that slip out of the same clock) but gives warmth and not sweat, so hot taking it into account. If you prefer, clip-on design can carry it off leash or with our own 20 mm thick thanks to an adapter.
As main connection find only the Bluetooth 3.0 It is responsible for communicating clock and phone. With version 4.0 in the street and their obvious energy improvements, it is an enhancement that will be yes or Yes to this watch in future revisions.
The watch is an Android phone and should work with most phones Andoid series, but to make sure we get all of their features, Sony has a list of those who are fully compatible.
How you’ve come on, screen OLED of the Smartwacth is completely touch and admits up to two-finger gestures. Looks perfect indoor and outdoor meets.
ES very bright and clear, but only 128 × 128 pixels resolution collides with excellent behavior in other fields. It is true that for functionality that has now the SmartWatch is more than enough, but going from a mobile screen to this Sony clock is rather appreciable, and leaves us feeling somewhat pixelated in excess.
The starting point for the configuration of this watch Sony’s Android is fairly simple: pair it via bluetooth with the phone. Let us not forget that it is not a unit that can operate autonomously – is not a phone for himself – but an accessory that needs a fully functional Terminal.
Then, with the application SmartWatch We have to go by installing modules and applications that you want to use in the clock. Series, only comes events widget installed, so we spend a good time by setting the SmartWach to our liking.
To set this up we have to have the phone near
What they did not like us is that the installation and configuration of applications you have to make one to one, always passing through the Play tent, where are the same, both Sony and third-party official. But then, once installed, you need to return to the phone to set up, add account, and determine the behavior that we want to have the same clock.
It is true that manage these settings in the clock itself is not very feasible, but a more simple and direct system is necessary to not perpetuate and despair in putting up this accessory, which wants to be fun.
Once you reach the top of the configuration (and have uploaded as you’ve counted on foot, anything from direct and comfortable ski lifts), touch pass to fun and throw us track down this watch fully geek.
With applications in full mode or mode alerts, the SmartWatch allows you to get a quick idea of who has called us (and manage basic form those calls holding it, rejecting it from the watch or by activating the hands-free), receive notifications of mails, tweets or Facebook status, a temperature alert updates of our city and so up to almost 50 small applications available.
These notices with information arrive to watch in the form of vibration and notification, but can not go to the application that caused it directly but by opening it from the menu. If add the fact you that There is practically no interaction (we can answer the call using the own watch as hands free not answer emails or tweets quickly), the functionality is more limited than one would expect.
But there are exceptions. Of all the applications that we have tested, There are some very useful, as that let us see in the clock display what the phone’s camera is showing to make a picture (it can be done but at a Xperia U that have tested the SmartWatch have not been able to take a photo by touching the screen of the watch to remote trigger mode), or that lets us take control of music without a doubt the most practical. We can also find an associate to Endomondo app to have a count of time and distance in the clock and not having to take the Mobile Pocket when we do sport.
Touch screen controls have enough to improve. Is not offering good response, because it makes it in spite of some other sporadic failures but gestures and movements in the menu are not exactly intuitive. The learning curve is short and after awhile without driving sensation watch is need to learn again because you don’t have a clear reason for operation.
An external viewer for our camera, a curious and practical application
Sideslip gestured us moves by major widgets, while lowering and raising, we can access the main menus. Two fingers down, or double-tap with us back to the previous screen and a gesture of fingers to the center of the screen leaves us in the home, that is always that of the clock.
With respect to the scope of bluetooth connectivity, they are about 7-9 metres those who do not have given us problems. We can be in an adjoining room, the mobile phone and receive notifications, but little else. It is not a critical issue for the routine use of this accessory is when we carry the phone in your pocket or have him guard a meeting.
From the battery, it is difficult to cuntificar because it depends on the level of interaction you have with the clock. Sony talks about a week with little use, about 3-4 days with normal use and one day intensive. In our field test are more or less the results we have achieved, although to get a week just would have to consult the hour or the time of every day.
Sony SmartWatch: opinion of Engadget
A clock that acts as a secondary display of an Android phone to display notices of calls, messages on social networks or emails, as well as to control the music or have a tracking of our distance run with a GPS program on your phone, and it costs 129 euros It is not exactly a gadget for everyone.
We can hardly interact with notifications that come to watch. It is an accessory of inquiry.
It is true that it’s a treat for Android users who live attached to their phone, but it seems to me that it has still much to offer. You must do so in applications, interface and more intuitive to control, and why not, with the inclusion of e-ink technology, for the functionality that currently has, is surely a better option than the OLED if we want to use it much in outdoor.
The Smartwatch has been granted to the test by Sony Mobile. You can consult our policy of relations with companies
iWatch & Galaxy Watch: Are smartwatches the future?
The best gadgets of CES 2016
Adidas MiCoach Smart Run review
Sony SmartWatch 3 med metallarmband kommer nästa månad …
Sony smartwatch 2 outdoors test and Endomondo Running App …
We Don’t Need More Sony SmartWatches
HITAM PUTIH: Samsung Galaxy Gear vs. Sony Smartwatch 2
Sony SmartWatch 2-ägare kan nu använda egna …
IFA 2013 Day 3: Top Stories
Sony Smartwatch 3 vs TomTom Cardio
SONY SmartWatch (MN2) disassembly
Samsung Gear 2 Vs. Sony Smartwatch 2
122 best SONY SMARTWATCH 3 images on Pinterest
Vi testar Sony SmartWatch 2
InduSoft Web Studio V7.1 工控产品体验中心-产品试用-中华工控网
Smartwatches van leather nodig? Alle prijzen van Nederland …
Sony’s SmartWatch 2 hits IFA, we go wrists-on
Samsung Galaxy Gear Vs. Sony SmartWatch 2
Real: Sony SmartWatch 3 SWR50 im Angebot
We Were Waiting For iWatch But We Got Sony Android Watch 2