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The Sony Smartwatch (Sony LiveView 2) Evaluation - It’s Not Just an Ordinary Watch

Imam Sulaeman
 


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When you are curious about the improved version of Sony LiveView, then you'll like to check the following overview of Sony Smartwatch device. This is not a regular watch that you ever know as it has a number of impressive features especially when it works with the Android-based smartphone. Thus, let’s check out thebelow technical specs overview of the Sony Smartwatch for your recognizing.

The notable difference of Sony Smartwatch in comparison with its predecessor is the brushed chrome edges and the wristband adapter to attach it to the regular watch strap. The overall body is made of plastic material which makes it fortunately lightweight. It weighs about 15.5 grams or about 0.55 oz (main unit) and about 26 grams or 0.92 oz for the watchband’s weight. The wristband itself now comes with several attractive color options. The device has also been built with the slimmer design namely about 8 mm thick. The screen measures 36 mm x 36 with 128 x 128 pixels, multi-touch feature, vibration and accelerometer sensor. The screen has also been powered by the OLED touchscreen display technology which has been considered to be capable of delivering the intuitive navigation.

In terms of the general performance, Sony Smartwatch provides the the same functionalities with its predecessor for instance reading SMS and e-mail, accepting incoming call, opening calendar and reminder, opening music and video player and even accessing the social network feeds from Twitter or Facebook. To connect to the Android device, this utilizes the Bluetooth 3.0 technology and it has the range of about 10 meters or about 32 feet. Make certain that the phone should have been installed with at least Android 2.1 (Eclair) or higher.

This smart device is compatible with Xperia Neo V, Xperia Arc S, X8, X10 and X10 mini, HTC Desire S, HTC Sensation, HTC Wildfire S, Motorola Defy, Motorola Droid 2, Motorola RAZR, Samsung Galaxy 5 (Europa), Samsung Galaxy Ace, Samsung Galaxy Mini and Samsung Galaxy S2. The device has been bundled with the battery pack which can deliver the power of about 1 week (low usage), 3-4 days (typical usage) and one full day for a heavy usage. To charge it, there is the USB cable as the charging connector. Furthermore, this device can be operated as the normal watch even if it is not paired with the Android smartphone.

As a whole, the Sony Smartwatch consists of quite similar features or functionalities when compared to the Sony LiveView. The device is really lightweight and will operate more responsive and attractive as well. The prominent differences is the brushed chrome edges, wristband adapter and wristband color option, accelerometer sensor and vibration along with the slimmer design. But to obtain this gadget, you'll need to spend more money since it provides the additional and enhanced features. For the price level, Sony Smartwatch costs you more expensive as compared to the predecessor namely about $149.

Imam Sulaeman is one of the authors at Paseban Portal . Visit the blog to get more information, review, and tips about Mobile Games and BlackBerry .

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