This watch does double duty, since it is not just a watch, but also an extension of your mobile phone. The Sony Smartwatch has a built in screen that syncs up to your mobile phone and allows you to display messages from your phone. When something is happening with your phone (whether it is ringing or vibrating) you can now simply look at your Sony Smartwatch and find out if you’re getting a text message, a phone call, a Facebook message or your alarm is ringing. It may not be a luxury watch for men, but it is definitely an awesome watch to have for every day wear.
Some people may wonder what the benefits of having an additional screen on your wrist, as opposed to just taking your phone out of your pocket or your holder. But there are times when you just want to put the phone away and not have to reach to get it, unless it is absolutely necessary. Another prime example of a good use for this phone is if you are working at a job that requires you to have your phone put away all the time. Now, you will be able to keep in touch with your phone and know what is happening without taking your phone out in plain view.
Setting up the Sony Smartwatch is really simple. Since the watch runs on the Android platform you can install all of your desired apps on it. Then you simply install the Smartwatch app on your actual phone and everything will sync automatically once it discovers and pairs through Bluetooth. You don’t have to worry about remembering to press the sync buttons or initiate sync every time you want to, since the devices really are smart enough to know when they are near each other, and they will sync automatically. This surely is one of the best watches under $100 for techies.
With so many great things said about the Sony Smartwatch, you may start to wonder if this watch is perfect and without flaws. Sadly, that isn’t the case. There are a few reported downsides to this watch, one of them being that the Media player controls on the watch sometimes stop working, especially when switching between different apps and switching between different Bluetooth connections. This would happen if you’re moving from your car (where you’re streaming music) and heading out of the car and want to pair your Bluetooth wireless headset. The second thing that many people report is that the battery doesn’t have much of a reserve. So when the battery indicator turns red, it will almost immediately shut itself off. And you won’t be able to turn it on again until you plug it in for a few minutes as the battery is completely drained. However, even with these downsides, the Sony Smartwatch is definitely one of the best investments you can make as it is inexpensive, but brings about a high tech way to stay connected in style.