Sony SmartWatch now can be bought from Verizon

Sony SmartWatch now can be bought from Verizon
The Sony SmartWatch, available in the U.S. since April, is a nice accessory for owners of a smartphone running Android 2.1 or higher. The device brings you the latest notifications from your phone and lets you control certain functions right from your wrist. If you have had a hard time finding the device, Verizon is now offering the watch for $149.97 at both its retail stores and its web site. Since the Sony SmartWatch is new, you will find only 60 apps available for it in the Google Play Store, although that number is sure to go up.

Verizon is now offering the Sony SmartWatch

Verizon is now offering the Sony SmartWatch

You can now use the 1.3 inch screen to read emails, text messages and updates from Facebook and Twitter. It can also be used to control your phone's media player and as a remote for the camera on your handset. Not only will you have the time on your wrist, but you will also have the latest updated weather information. Just remember that you need to have your phone with you when using the Sony SmartWatch.

If you have been looking all over for a U.S. retailer for the Sony SmartWatch, your search is over. Check out your nearest Verizon Wireless store or go to the sourcelink if you want to order the product online. The device comes with a black wristband and you can purchase extra bands in five other colors. the Sony SmartWatch also is equipped with a clip on its back so it can be connected to a belt or other clothing.

source: Verizon via Phandroid

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23 Comments

1. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

i'd get MOTOACTV if it wasn't so overpriced.

2. CommentBoxEnforcer

Posts: 99; Member since: Feb 13, 2012

verizon website said no to galaxy nexus :(

3. droid4all

Posts: 17; Member since: Feb 13, 2011

Not being negative here, just help me understand something. The watch can "read emails, text messages and updates from Facebook and Twitter. It can also be used to control your phone's media player and as a remote for the camera on your handset." However, you need to have your phone with you. So why am I paying $149.97 more dollars for another device where the one I already paid for has to be with me in order for the watch to work??

4. skymitch89

Posts: 1451; Member since: Nov 05, 2010

The watch needs to be within range of your phone for them to communicate.

6. chrischau1308

Posts: 53; Member since: Feb 28, 2012

and that just added another minus point

14. hobble

Posts: 130; Member since: Oct 11, 2011

for someone who owns a galaxy note with an extended battery, ive been waiting for a decent watch that can work with my phone. right now I have it set to read everything to me through my jawbone, but this would add the missing peice.

7. rn9215

Posts: 51; Member since: Mar 05, 2012

To answer your question precisely the smart watch is not useful for phone owners like you.But its very useful for tablet owners like me.If i pair my Galaxy Tab 10.1" with this watch i could get most of the info on my watch screen without the need to take the whole device out every time something shows up .I am just another happy customer of the sony smart watch using, it for the past two months i am very much satisfied!

9. RamyRamz69

Posts: 390; Member since: Dec 12, 2011

Because an average Swatch watch tells you time and has a stop watch for 50$ more.

19. CharlieAtInfinity

Posts: 253; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

Damn right.. you need to have Android phone to make it work!! If Sony could reduce the price it would sell better!!

5. skymitch89

Posts: 1451; Member since: Nov 05, 2010

I don't really see why someone would want/need one of these because of how small/low the screen/resolution is. The only real positive that I can see from this is being able to control the media player, but then again I rarely use the media player because I listen to Pandora.

10. rn9215

Posts: 51; Member since: Mar 05, 2012

Ya i agree that the display is of pretty low tech but still its not that you are going to play HD videos and games on the watch.It serves the purpose of showing the time and notifications of the phone/tablet on the watch screen.And the display resolution is more than enough for these simple tasks!.And if you really want a more high resolution display try out the Ipod nano watch,But mind you the nano cant pair with your smartphone/tablet! its just another mp3 player

8. bohannibal

Posts: 27; Member since: Aug 17, 2009

I need a new watch so why not buy one with a little extra :-)

11. rn9215

Posts: 51; Member since: Mar 05, 2012

This one has more features that most other costly branded watches out there and its really good value for money for the features this watch offers!

12. Non_Sequitur

Posts: 1111; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

But does it tell the time? :P

13. crysiswarmonger

Posts: 81; Member since: Feb 06, 2012

people still wear a watch? if u have smart phone u do not need a watch.

15. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

Hmm... I wasn't really interested in anything like this at all, but I've been running a lot more lately and something like this would be good for syncing with my phone so I don't have to whip out my Maxx everytime I want to check a text or skip a song. But, is it worth $150? I'm just not thinking I want to pull the trigger on that. I guess if I were in a meeting checking my watch would look better than playing with my phone, but even then it's considered bad etiquette in my little world to check the time at meetings when someone is speaking... Knock $50-75 off and give it another look though.

16. ApphoIe

Posts: 78; Member since: May 31, 2012

This seems really stupid and lazy. I am amazed there isn't a big chrome apple on it.

17. Robert235

Posts: 70; Member since: May 30, 2010

I rather have this than a rolex,rolex look nice and all but more money.This looks nice but works with your phone and way cheaper.

18. agentoj

Posts: 105; Member since: Oct 29, 2009

Pretty cool stuff. I backed a kick starter project for a similar watch called the Pebble. With $115 I was able to help out the business and receive a smart watch in return (in September). As with other things people get this is just another accessory for your phone, no need to bash it. Different people different needs.

20. iami67

Posts: 330; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

I myself think it would be nice have remote access to my camera for those you know moments lol

21. DarkCobra

Posts: 16; Member since: Oct 04, 2009

Could it be this is signifying that our primary cell phones have simply gotten "too big" and smaller devices like this are now becoming necessary to transmit the most important notifications to us? The super large smart phones are kewl and they have their place. However, I wish Android would make a compact flip smart phone that is much easier to carry. You see not everyone needs to watch movies or play games on their phone and we would prefer a smart phone just in a more portable package. Peace!

22. Smartwatch

Posts: 1; Member since: Jun 21, 2012

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23. annie1988

Posts: 1; Member since: Aug 17, 2012

it's not the real smartwatch: i searched for one android 2.2 watch phone from this seller: http://www.ibuygou.com/p-z1_smart_android_2_2_watch_phone_gps_wifi_bluetooth-3638-usd.html

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