Sony Smart Watch SW2 for Android Phones Review

Touch/swipe/pinch, water resistant (IP67) Smartwatch


  • Mirrors what is happening on your phone (and in your life)
  • Considered a significant upgrade from SW1
  • Standard USB connection
  • Easier setup with NFC and tap with phone


The Sony SmartWatch SW2 appears to bare little resemblance to its predecessor (under the hood anyway). While it costs considerably more than the SW1, it also has more battery life, a bigger display, and offers NFC (Near field communication).

The Sony SW2 also charges via the standard microUSB, instead of the proprietary / nonstandard that the SW1 utilized. It also auto-adjusts to the time on your smartphone, has aluminum body (previous Sony Smartphone had a plastic body), and is reportedly easier to see in daylight conditions. New to this version, the phone will alert you if you leave it somewhere (e.g. head home from work and leave it at the office.

You will still need your phone to call people, but if you have a Bluetooth device, you can initiate calls from the watch and then take the call via Bluetooth. And while the overall viewing experience is …small, you can even browse the internet via the phone (you will need to purchase an app to do this via the Google Play Store, but it is possible).


  • View/read email
  • SMS (short message service) / other notifications (Facebook, Twitter, etc.)
  • Swipe to scroll
  • Up-to 4 days of battery life
  • NFC Capable
  • Water, dust and scratch-resistant
  • Touch to navigate
  • Call ID
  • Customise with wallpapers, themes, widgets and a variety of clock styles
  • Gmail, POP3 and other email plugins available (Google Play Store)
  • Vibrates with every calendar notification in your phone
  • Read tweets, Facebook messages and as they come in on your watch instead of your phone
  • Load with other apps via Google Play Store
  • Music player acts as a remote control for your phone music player app
  • Dedicated SmartWatch 2 apps
  • Various 24 mm spring-bar attachable SmartWatch 2 wrist bands available


  • 220 x 176 pixels
  • Display Type: LCD
  • Product Dimensions: 3.6 x 3.3 x 4.4 inches ; 11.2 ounces
  • Operating Distance: 10 feet (approximate)
  • Android Version: 4.0 or later (works with Android Tablets and Phones)


  • SmartWatch 2 SW2
  • Wrist strap
  • Watch band adapter
  • USB – micro USB charging cable
  • Documentation

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