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Sony Smartwatch 2 – Smart is not just for the nerds

, September 19, 2013, 0 Comments

The Sony Smartwatch 2 is finally here in India. With wearable computing more recently flapping its wings in the tech spotlight, Sony’s Smartwatch is a wearable device that is an extension of your Android device. Before I delve into the tech specs of this wrist accessory, let me clarify what exactly a smartwatch can do.

  • Click a photo
  • Run a few apps
  • Check your email, Facebook, Twitter and daily calendar.
  • Adjust settings of your audio players
  • Set an alarm and still act as a regular watch

Technical Specifications
The Sony Smartwatch 2 has a 1.6 inch, 220 X176 display. This is not as good as the Samsung Galaxy Gear but definitely easy to work with. It works with all smartphones using Android 4.0 and later. The battery capacity runs an average 3 day limit with frequent and regular usage and can last longer with limited text and call notification usage. This is definitely a plus when compared to the Galaxy Gear which barely runs  beyond 24 hours. The smart watch is chargeable with a micro USB slot.

Overall Design
The Sony Smartwatch is available in both metal and rubber watch straps. It looks and feels more like a regular watch in comparison to competitor brands such as Samsung. The overall look is sleek and not too overwhelming for someone new to this technology. In simple words, it’s not just for the nerds.

Ease of Use
The best feature in the Sony Smartwatch is how it conserves power and displays a regular low-power clock when it is on standby mode. Sony is keeping it simple with a side button to power everything back on. It’s not just the design that’s simple but also the UI which is pretty basic and not too confusing.

Sync your data
Pair your SmartWatch 2 with your NFC phone by touching one device on the other, it is equipped with NFC Technology which help  syncing of information instant and easy. One touch is all it takes.

Verdict
The Sony Smartwatch 2 is a great companion for anyone who has a need to constantly check notifications and multitask on the go. It’s not an expensive tech toy and can certainly be a fashionable gear to show off for techies and anyone looking to replace their regular watch with one that’s smart.

 Image source: www.sonymobile.com






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Divya Ramamoorthy is a graduate from Madras university and a post-graduate (MBA) from Jain Group of Institutions- Bangalore, India, based in San Francisco Bay Area, United States. Divya area of expertise revolves around creating careers, identifying talents, recruiting and assisting people . she is also currently enrolled in a certificate program in human resources with the University of California, Santa Cruz. ...more ...more