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Sony SmartWatch 2 gets an update to add custom watch faces and new features

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Sony SmartWatch 2 gets an update to add custom watch faces and new features
The Sony SmartWatch 2 has received an update that allows you to combine clocks and widgets to create your own custom watchface. Instead of just having the date and time on your watch, you can add notifications, weather or the percentage of battery life remaining. And if you're tired of staring at the same black background, you can change it, choosing from custom wallpaper. Those with the device say that it feels much more responsive following the update, with smoother transitions and faster loading apps.

All apps can now be installed, enabled and disabled from the watch itself. Using the advanced settings mode allows you to control the settings on each app from your phone or tablet, using the Smart Connect app. And a calculator has been added, allowing you to perform math right on your wrist.

The update should appear on your watch. If you don't receive it, head over to the Google Play Store to install the SmartWatch 2 SW2 app, found at the sourcelink. You will need to have the Smart Connect app pre-loaded on your phone or tablet.

If you think that the Sony SmartWatch 2 would look great on your wrist, you can pick one up from Amazon, where it is priced at $143.

Using Sony's Smart Connect app, you can customize your Sony SmartWatch2
Using Sony's Smart Connect app, you can customize your Sony SmartWatch2
Using Sony's Smart Connect app, you can customize your Sony SmartWatch2

Using Sony's Smart Connect app, you can customize your Sony SmartWatch2


source: SmartWatch2 via AndroidHeadlines, Amazon

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posted on 22 Apr 2014, 13:54 4

1. akki20892 (Posts: 3652; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Its beautiful....

posted on 22 Apr 2014, 14:25 3

2. Feanor (Posts: 327; Member since: 20 Jun 2012)


Just got it. Wow! The watchface customisation feature is awesome!

posted on 22 Apr 2014, 14:53

3. Mreveryphone (Posts: 57; Member since: 22 Apr 2014)


I updated mine but the double tap to wake feature is not working. Is anyone else having that problem?

posted on 22 Apr 2014, 15:27 1

4. Feanor (Posts: 327; Member since: 20 Jun 2012)


Nope, it works for me. There is a sensitivity slider, did you check that?

posted on 22 Apr 2014, 15:42

5. TechnicallyNo (Posts: 5; Member since: 22 Apr 2014)


Double tap to brighten the screen.. not to access home screen

posted on 22 Apr 2014, 15:58

6. Mreveryphone (Posts: 57; Member since: 22 Apr 2014)


Mine says double tap to wake screen, not brighten...

posted on 23 Apr 2014, 01:17

7. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3703; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


I like Sony's "design your own watch" approach. Good work. Obviously it could be much more than what their current app offers. Designer watch themes, anyone?

posted on 09 Aug 2014, 18:07

8. JulzJJW (Posts: 1; Member since: 09 Aug 2014)


I've just recently started designing and developing custom watchfaces for the Sony SmartWatch 2 and I'm having a lot of fun. There's some really cool things you can do with it and lots of opportunity for customisation. My designs are on Google Play search for JJW Watchface
Let me know what you think!

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