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Sony SmartWatch

from  $76.7+
64
Global
Score
A forgettable product. It isn't bad, exactly, but also doesn't do anything particularly well.
64

A forgettable product. It isn't bad, exactly, but also doesn't do anything particularly well.

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Engadget Summary

Sony's SmartWatch — essentially a Bluetooth remote for your smartphone — shows the potential value of an always-connected device you can wear on your wrist. Unfortunately, at this point, potential is about all there is to the SmartWatch. Largely useful for short notifications of incoming calls, text messages, emails, tweets, and the like, it's not particularly handy for replying to these messages; you'll still need your phone for that. Additionally, its display is difficult to read in bright sunlight, and it only works with Android phones. Updated apps may add new functionality to the SmartWatch, but for now, it provides a very small window into the vast universe of your smartphone.

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User Reviews

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brandonLiveuh
The features of this device are great. But the reliability and battery life...read more
60
SilentKnight16
Good product for some day to day activities.....Not a must have gadget......There...read more
70
jkasten
A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition. - Engadget
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59
Average Critic Score

Design and form factor

75
 

Features

58
 

Storage capacity

40
 

Ease of use

53
 

Durability

70
 

Battery life

69
 

Portability (size / weight)

80
 

Display

49
 

How It Stacks Up

82

Engadget

82
 

Critic

88
 

User

83
 

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82

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Critic

80
 

User

90
 
74

Engadget

74
 

Critic

74
 

User

81
 
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How It Stacks Up

82

Engadget

82
 

Critic

88
 

User

83
 

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82

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Critic

80
 

User

90
 
74

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74
 

Critic

74
 

User

81
 
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