Solidly Designed and Built Tough
The Sony Smartwatch 2 is a humble looking smartwatch that actually looks a lot more like a mini computer on your wrist than a watch because of its rather simple square form factor that is the amalgamation of glass, metal, and plastic. It is not a bad design by any means, and it certainly isn’t going to turn heads at fashion shows, but there is nothing wrong with it; it does the job well.
On the front face of the watch sits three capacitive buttons that will be familiar to Android smartphone users: Back, Home, and Menu, all on a bezel surrounding the small 1.6-inch LCD display that Sony calls a “Transflective” display. Going past the beautiful chamfered edges of the front and to the right side of the watch is the ever familiar circular power button that is similar to those found on Sony Xperia smartphones.
It’s IP57 Certified – don’t be afraid of the rain
The Sony Smartwatch 2 is certified to a IP57 rating, meaning that it can last for up to 30 minutes in water up to a depth of 1 meter, and that it is also dustproof. The certification explains the fact that the micro USB of the watch is hidden under a tightly sealed flap on the right.
Bearing the certification does mean the Sony Smartwatch 2 can be submerged into water, but it is generally a great idea not to try it out unless you absolutely must go swimming with the watch. In other usage however, this means the watch can withstand liquid accidents and spills easily.
The Sony Smartwatch 2 is a smartwatch that is compatible with any smartphone or tablet that runs on Android 4.0 or later – which is the majority of most smartphones out there. This makes the Sony Smartwatch 2 an incredibly versatile smartwatch that can be paired with a lot of different Android phones.
You will be able to enjoy a great number of apps on the smartwatch the Sony Smartwatch 2 for various needs. Whether you are going for a run in the park or are heading to the office for work, there are a bevy of health, fitness, and productivity apps available for use through the smartwatch.