Sony SmartWatch 2

The much anticipated Sony SmartWatch 2 is now available from Kogan for a very tempting price of $149.

The watch connects wirelessly with one touch to any NFC enabled Android smartphone or tablet running 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) and later. It’s functions are managed with the Sony Smart Connect(LiveWare Manager) app available from Google Play. Smart Connect downloads any applications that you need straight to your phone or tablet. There are a huge amount of apps and LiveWare extensions available.

Some of the functions that the SmartWatch 2 can perform are:

  • Call handling (answer, reject, mute, volume handling)
  • Missed call notification
  • SMS/MMS
  • Email
  • Gmail
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Music remote extension/music handling
  • Calendar
  • Slideshow

Some of the more interesting apps and extensions available are weather widgets, alarms, phone finder, Google Maps, calendar events and a Smart Camera extension that allows you to use the watch as a remote control for your phones camera.

Sony claims that the watch has a battery life of 3-4 days of normal use, with the watch always on. It charges via a standard micro USB cable, and has a transflective 1.6″ LCD with 220 x 176 pixels for improved outdoor readability. The watch has an alumium body with a silicon wristband – which can be swapped for any standard 24mm band. It measures a chunky 42mm x 9mm x 41mm and weighs 122.5 grams.

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Naturally the SmartWatch 2 also functions as a traditional watch, with several different clock faces and themes. It is certified to IP57 standards with dust and shallow water protection. In practice this means outdoor activities in light rain – not swimming, showering or diving – as Sony doesn’t provide a full immersion warranty.

Sony has released a video explaining some of the features of their new watch:

The Sony SmartWatch 2 is available from Kogan now for $149 plus $22.99 delivery, it comes with a 12 month warranty and Kogan advises that it is shipped in 3-7 days.

Are you interested in a smart watch? What functions would you like your smart watch to perform? Let us know in the comments!

 

Source: Kogan.
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Duncan_J
Duncan_J
7 years ago

I have no need for one.
I most likely will stop wearing it in a week
but I must see one (and probably buy it and never use it, hell i have a vita).

has anyone see one in a retail store in Brisbane?

vijay alapati
vijay alapati
7 years ago

even though commenters have notified that the price is corrected, the title is not updated, gd way to attract people reading ur article 😉

m4dm4n
m4dm4n
Reply to  vijay alapati
7 years ago

It *was* $149. We were quick to snag one at that price 🙂

vijay alapati
vijay alapati
Reply to  m4dm4n
7 years ago

Let us know once it’s shipped, some times kogan might apologise and say no

Sujay Vilash
Sujay Vilash
Reply to  vijay alapati
7 years ago

I have purchased a lot of differing products from Kogan over the years. And that is not my experience. They have honoured every “to-good-to-be-true” deals I have bought off them such as a D-Link router that sells for $199 everywhere but they had it on sale for $29. So I sincerely hope what you are saying is not true.

m4dm4n
m4dm4n
Reply to  vijay alapati
7 years ago

Almost forgot to tell you, I received the watch about 2 weeks ago. It’s great!

kungfutigerr
kungfutigerr
Reply to  m4dm4n
7 years ago

Good stuff – have you read the Ausdroid review yet?

Michael
Michael
7 years ago

Seems like its now $199 + delivery on the Kogan website.

niknaks
niknaks
Reply to  Michael
7 years ago

it was too good to be true. They def have to fix how they enter prices

BurnZ
BurnZ
7 years ago

Now it says it’s $199.

JeniSkunk
JeniSkunk
7 years ago

Nice squared off men’s watch. Shame there is nothing for women.

m4dm4n
m4dm4n
Reply to  JeniSkunk
7 years ago

There’s nothing here that says this is a men’s only watch… And I’m pretty sure they’ll ship this to anyone that buys it.

Gregorian
Gregorian
Reply to  m4dm4n
7 years ago

I don’t think that’s what she meant.

If the smartwatches take off, I suppose they will get a bit more adventurous with styling. But yeah, right now it’s very a male, geekwatch.

m4dm4n
m4dm4n
Reply to  Gregorian
7 years ago

It probably doesn’t help that it’s quite bulky as well. I think this is a much better design than the original but yes I suppose it still only appeals to a fairly narrow audience.

Still… I can see huge potential for this so I hope I’m not the only one waiting for it in the mail 🙂

Harpersneil
Harpersneil
Reply to  m4dm4n
7 years ago

They’d also ship Wonder Bra’s to men too, doesn’t mean they look good in them. I’m with Jeni on this one, doesn’t look like a ladies watch to me.

m4dm4n
m4dm4n
Reply to  Harpersneil
7 years ago

Hahaha, you have a good point! Wonderbras aren’t for everyone either…
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Harpersneil
Harpersneil
Reply to  m4dm4n
7 years ago

I didn’t say that I don’t look good in Wonderbra…

niknaks
niknaks
7 years ago

Wow that’s the best price, I have seen. Expansys 209+shipping, Handtec $198 including shipping and Sony store told me $350 last time I was there. Even the pebble (assuming u can find one) aint this cheap. After the kogan galaxy S4 thing a couple of weeks ago…..still finding this hard to believe

MrJayTee74
MrJayTee74
7 years ago

Any word on bricks and mortar? Think I’ll need to try it on and see it in the flesh first

Harpersneil
Harpersneil
7 years ago

I love tech, I really do… but I don’t get Smart Watches at all! I’ve got a PC, a Laptop, a Tablet and a Smartphone; where does a watch fit into that echo system? Hoping to be proven wrong here.

Dave
Dave
Reply to  Harpersneil
7 years ago

Show off your friends..lol

Harpersneil
Harpersneil
Reply to  Dave
7 years ago

ha ha! I suppose!

vijay alapati
vijay alapati
Reply to  Harpersneil
7 years ago

What do u say about Glass then :0

Harpersneil
Harpersneil
Reply to  vijay alapati
7 years ago

Good question! I actually do see a tangible benefit with Glass. I used to run a PC repair business and would frequently refer to Youtube to remind myself how to fix things. To be able to have my hands on fixing something while watching a How-To video would be amazing.
Navigating with Google Maps through Glass would be incredible too I think. I’ll probably end up eating Humble (Keylime) Pie when watches take off, but for now, I just don’t see the appeal.

vijay alapati
vijay alapati
Reply to  Harpersneil
7 years ago

Convinced 🙂

Nathan Reed
Nathan Reed
Reply to  Harpersneil
7 years ago

I love my smart watch – the ability to quickly glance at things, and do basic interactions without taking your phone out of your pocket / bag feels really fluid. It’s not so much time saving as the ability to stay within a task.

I still don’t get tablets. I’ve got a phone and an ultrabook. Why would I want something in between these two?

Harpersneil
Harpersneil
Reply to  Nathan Reed
7 years ago

You’re the first person I’ve ‘spoken’ to who actually owns one of these; thanks for contributing to the conversation.
You make them sound quite appealing, even if not entirely one of those “how did I survive before” devices.
Not wanting to go off topic, my N7 is awesome for consuming media. I stream to it off my NAS and it’s fantastic. I’m going on holiday at the end of the month so I’ll load it with Movies for the flight; so much more convenient than my laptop.

m4dm4n
m4dm4n
Reply to  Harpersneil
7 years ago

You don’t stream from your NAS across the web? Not always feasible of course depending on your connection speed (or presence (sic?) of connection) but some commercially available NASs can do this

Harpersneil
Harpersneil
Reply to  m4dm4n
7 years ago

I wish I could stream across the Web, but I can’t find a way to do that. However that might be cause I’m using a $100 NAS from ALDI!!
Besides, my upload speed at home is pitiful (Bribie Island, QLD) so not much point. Would be nice to download some files off it though, even if movies are too big.