Sam Biddle of Gizmodo calls it Maybe the Worst Thing Sony Has Ever Made. I agree.
Here is further proof: The hideous Sony Smart Watch. By all accounts Sony has put out an absolute dud.
A few choice quotes from the Sam Biddle review at Gizmodo:
Consider this: to do anything smart with your SmartWatch, you have to:
- Pair your Android phone with the watch via Bluetooth. Keep it paired.
- Install a proprietary Sony app that manages settings for the watch.
- Download every single individual feature for the watch—calendar, email, Facebook, Twitter, weather, it goes on and on—as a separate app. Each needs to be downloaded and installed separately.
- Wonder why these crude basics aren’t pre-loaded on the SmartWatch.
- Wonder why the SmartWatch has no settings options of its own, but rather has to be managed with a phone—the whole phone you’re trying to use less of because you just dropped $150 on a SmartWatch.
And here is the final conclusion, again quoting Biddle:
Should I Buy It?
No. Absolutely not. No one should own this, no matter their lifestyle preferences or moral views. I promise you—you won’t like it. The Sony SmartWatch is pathetic, frustrating, and empty. There’s no way to justify spending $150 on this—this ripoff of a thing. It’s easily gulped down at first under the guise of luxe gadgetry, but spending any more than a few minutes swiping with despair reveals just how much of a bad practical joke this thing is. Were the SmartWatch some Target clearance rack bauble from a Chinese no-name crap dispensary, this wouldn’t be worth typing over. But this is Sony. That means something. Right? For now—but not after many more SmartWatches.
Can’t argue with that.
See the full hysterical review here.