Am I Smart?

Gadgets and Gizmos (India) - - TEST BENCH -

Blue­tooth watch ac­ces­sory isn’t a new do­main for Sony. In 2007, Sony Eric­s­son (now Sony) had come out with a range of watches that paired with phones over Blue­tooth. At the time, th­ese watches were able to re­ject a call, no­tify an in­com­ing mes­sage or con­trol mu­sic. Fast for­ward six years and Sony has a new wrist ac­ces­sory that has evolved but isn’t rev­o­lu­tion­ary.

The Sony Smart­watch 2 doesn’t look clas­sic. It has a 1.6-inch sim­ple, square alu­minium dial in black. The touch dis­play is ac­com­pa­nied with three touch keys spot­ted on An­droid smart­phones on the dial and a phys­i­cal but­ton placed on the left. And it doesn’t work out of the box ei­ther. I had to first in­stall the Smart Con­nect app that con­nects with the watch set­tings, no­ti­fi­ca­tions and third-party apps.

There are apps to ac­cess Twit­ter, Face­book, and Gmail on the watch. Oth­ers in­clude con­trol­ling your smart­phone’s cam­era, Wi-Fi and Blue­tooth tog­gles, etc. This smart­phone no­ti­fies an in­com­ing call but one has to pull out the phone to talk. The watch can be charged us­ing a uni­ver­sal charger as it supports a mi­cro USB port. A sin­gle charge lasted close to two days against Sony’s claim of three to four days.

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