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Sony officially unveils the SmartWatch 2

By David Tom · 12 replies
Jun 25, 2013
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  1. Last week, we were made aware of an upcoming Sony SmartWatch through a series of Tweets made by the Japanese company. Although consumers and analysts were quick to make educated guesses about the third-generation device, no one was exactly sure...

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  2. MilwaukeeMike

    MilwaukeeMike TS Evangelist Posts: 3,154   +1,411

    Kudos for Sony for giving it a dose of fashion. If we're gonna wear technology it can't look too much like technology.
  3. So does my phone. And its not attached to my wrist. This is just another "trendy" POS that will go nowhere. People already look stupid seemingly talking to themselves on a bluetooth device in public. Imagine someone talking to their watch.
  4. Watch the andriod sheep make this a number 1 seller... "OMG ITS ANDRIOD!"...
  5. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 11,265   +4,932

  6. hahahanoobs

    hahahanoobs TS Evangelist Posts: 2,448   +865

    I hope this watch is a hit.

    If you truly love tech, you wouldn't count this out before reading a review. If you are one of the ones that are already bashing it, then you weren't all that interested to begin with.

  7. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar Elite Techno Geek Posts: 6,482   +978

    I really want one.
  8. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,689   +423

    Can't wait until I have to charge my watch ever other day instead of changing the battery every few years, or better still wearing an automatic. I already love having to charge my phone every other day.
  9. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 8,647   +3,286

    We know Apple is going the same route & Apple users will think it's the greatest thing since Santa Claus. Android users tend to be a much more sensible bunch and will test the water first. Most Apple users will buy that iWatch junk then spend the next couple of years trying to justify their useless overpaid for purchase. Go figure.
  10. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 8,647   +3,286

    Yeah that's me. I've lived all my life not needing anything like it so I won't die wondering. Give it a couple of generations to catch on then maybe it could be worth considering.
  11. I love reading nay-sayer comments. Always blasting new ideas as POS or "will never catch on" as if somehow they can see into the future. You people don't know jack about tech so please keep your uneducated opinions to yourself. The same was said about the Google Glass and yet its so desired that even the US Gov't is questioning it's existence. The idea of looking at a watch to see some basic functions is actually quite desirable to most except because being a geek is still taboo some people will still criticize the tech before it even hits the market.

    Oh and by the way, stop bitching about battery life. None of you stopped using your favorite gadgets that required daily recharges just because of the daily recharge requirement. Everyone wants the latest and greatest but are not willing to pay extra and want it to last as long as a monochrome screen device. Get a clue, the tech is not there yet, companies are not gonna put 1 month battery life batteries and then sell you the device cheap.

  12. Yea you are right. Because new technology has always caught on even when the tech wasn't there right? "Bitching" about battery life and functionality are valid points. What makes a product successful is SALES not trendiness. Think about the original tablet PCs(2002). The idea was great, the product, not so much. The technology was not there yet. When you take into account previous products and information throughout the years, your "uneducated opinions" now become educated points.

    The US Gov't is not "questioning (Google Glass) existence", they are questioning the ramifications of how a product like this might affect rights of privacy. The fact of the matter is, Google Glasses have not been released. You cant gauge desirability now, when you may not be able to use them in public areas in the future.

    Also, not everyone is willing to adopt new technology just because is the "latest and greatest". A new product doesn't make it a useful product.

    I'm sorry but your arguments are completely wrong here. And all of your points have been disproved. "I award you no points, and my god have mercy on your soul"

  13. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 2,887   +627

    "When not connected to your phone, SmartWatch 2 works as a standalone digital
    watch. Read previously received notifications, access the time,"

    Access the time.

    Pretty much, the three day battery life estimate is with the screen off.

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