Sony SmartWatch 2

71
Engadget
Score
71

A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition.

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Sony SmartWatch 2 review: a fair effort that still hasn't cracked it

Summary

We really wanted Sony to lead the way with the SmartWatch 2, but some buggy software and poor app choices keep this from being the de facto option.

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Pros
  • Well-built
  • Easy to use
  • Large number of apps
Cons
  • Some software issues
  • Average battery life
Sony SmartWatch 2 review: a fair effort that still hasn't cracked it

Cast your mind back to the period between August and October 2012, and there was barely a whisper about a smartwatch round these parts. Pebble was funded and well underway, and we discovered a curious Google patent -- but that was pretty much it. In that same period one year later, you'll find nearly 40 news stories on Engadget alone. There's definitely been a climate change.

One player in this year's wrist-based technology battle is Sony's SmartWatch 2. That number appended to the end of its name lets you know that this isn't the company's first foray into this area (it's technically its third). Because it's a tech giant, then, and also one of the more established players in this market, our expectations were rather high. So, can Sony show the competition how it's done.

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Scores

Engadget

71
 

Breakdown

Ease of use
5.8
Durability
8.1
Battery life
7.3
Portability (size / weight)
7.8
Display
5.6
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Specs

SmartWatch

Form factor
Other
Operating system
Android
Maximum battery life
Up to96 hour
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Specs

SmartWatch

Form factor
Other
Operating system
Android
Maximum battery life
Up to96 hour
View Full Specs
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