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Sony SmartWatch now can be bought from Verizon

0. phoneArena posted on 09 Jun 2012, 19:23

The Sony SmartWatch is now being made available through the retail stores and website of Verizon Wireless; the accessory works with Android smartphones running the 2.1 build or higher and there are 60 apps that can be used with the watch at this time...

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posted on 09 Jun 2012, 19:36

1. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5713; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)

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

posted on 09 Jun 2012, 20:44

2. CommentBoxEnforcer (Posts: 99; Member since: 13 Feb 2012)

verizon website said no to galaxy nexus :(

posted on 09 Jun 2012, 21:47 5

3. droid4all (Posts: 17; Member since: 13 Feb 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??

posted on 09 Jun 2012, 22:08 6

4. skymitch89 (Posts: 1362; Member since: 05 Nov 2010)

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

posted on 10 Jun 2012, 02:36 2

6. chrischau1308 (Posts: 53; Member since: 28 Feb 2012)

and that just added another minus point

posted on 10 Jun 2012, 11:35 1

14. hobble (Posts: 130; Member since: 11 Oct 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.

posted on 10 Jun 2012, 03:50 4

7. rn9215 (Posts: 48; Member since: 05 Mar 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!

posted on 10 Jun 2012, 03:56 1

9. RamyRamz69 (Posts: 390; Member since: 12 Dec 2011)

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

posted on 11 Jun 2012, 02:58

19. CharlieAtInfinity (Posts: 253; Member since: 10 Apr 2012)

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

posted on 09 Jun 2012, 22:19 2

5. skymitch89 (Posts: 1362; Member since: 05 Nov 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.

posted on 10 Jun 2012, 03:59 2

10. rn9215 (Posts: 48; Member since: 05 Mar 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

posted on 10 Jun 2012, 03:53 5

8. bohannibal (Posts: 27; Member since: 17 Aug 2009)

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

posted on 10 Jun 2012, 04:00 4

11. rn9215 (Posts: 48; Member since: 05 Mar 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!

posted on 10 Jun 2012, 07:10 1

12. Non_Sequitur (Posts: 1111; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)

But does it tell the time?

posted on 10 Jun 2012, 09:49

13. crysiswarmonger (Posts: 79; Member since: 06 Feb 2012)

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

posted on 10 Jun 2012, 11:35

15. roscuthiii (Posts: 2234; Member since: 18 Jul 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.

posted on 10 Jun 2012, 12:25

16. ApphoIe (banned) (Posts: 78; Member since: 31 May 2012)

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

posted on 10 Jun 2012, 13:00

17. Robert235 (Posts: 62; Member since: 30 May 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.

posted on 10 Jun 2012, 21:01

18. agentoj (Posts: 105; Member since: 29 Oct 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.

posted on 11 Jun 2012, 11:25

20. iami67 (Posts: 321; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)

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

posted on 11 Jun 2012, 13:00

21. DarkCobra (Posts: 16; Member since: 04 Oct 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!

posted on 21 Jun 2012, 19:46

22. Smartwatch (Posts: 1; Member since: 21 Jun 2012)

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posted on 17 Aug 2012, 03:47

23. annie1988 (Posts: 1; Member since: 17 Aug 2012)

it's not the real smartwatch: i searched for one android 2.2 watch phone from this seller:


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