Best thing about this watch is the screen never goes into full sleep so you'll be able to see the time 24/7, just like a regular watch. With that said, everything you'll expect from a connected watch is here. I know it doesn't have a camera, but if you think about it, it's wouldn't really worth having a 1.9 Mp camera and make this elegant watch heavier.
A nice little feature is that some of the notifications can be filtered. So you'll receive only important notifications from the ones you care about. Who would want their watch to vibrate on every tweet right?
There are about 200 apps on Google play for this watch. So even if you feel like something is missing, you might find it in play store. But mind that, some apps are ridiculously priced.
Overall, this smartwatch focuses on being a watch first. I don't have to push a button to see the time! Which is what I want on my wrist.
December 6, 2013
I purchase this watch, and returned it a week later. The only watch faces that show the date AND time are a traditional watch face. It shows a "circular" clock, with the date. Not the day of the week, not the month--just the date. This is contrary to what is shown on this site.
Sony has, of course, been silent on this matter.
November 30, 2013
Doesn't look like it's designed for women
I'm thinking about getting this watch, but it looks like a man's watch. I see pictures of men wearing this watch. What about women? It might be a silly observation in design but would have liked for it to look like a woman's watch too.
November 17, 2013
So Close but So far
Using with: Samsung Note II
-After a lot of unnecessary tweaking it can send notifications from my smart phone as well as remotely control my music player.
-Easily readable in bright sunlight.
-Acceptable battery life
-Email notifications only work with Sony Experia or Gmail. Quirky 3rd party apps are required to get notifications on other email accounts like yahoo mail.
-Too few integrated watch faces. Need more choices. "Digital" watch face needs day and date. "Analog" watch face is not very attractive. Third party watch faces drain battery power.
-Third party app needed to remotely control music player on my Samsung Note II. This coming from Sony, king of the media players is disappointing.
-Watch size is too bulky even for tall/large people. Will not fit under shirt cuffs
-Smartwatch 2 build has "plastic" feel. Core of watch separated from frame of watch that holds the watch band. Had to use epoxy glue to prevent this from happening again.
-USB charging port is clunky. Needs to be more like Pebble or even better, a contact surface charger.
-Primary silver "on" button occasionally requires multiple taps to wake up watch.
November 17, 2013