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pt020
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Posted: 2013-10-02 18:12
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Few things I do not like about the SW2 ...
Hardware is very good ... but I do have some problems with the software.
First... everytime I want to connect it to different phone I have to rest the watch,not only that you also need to remove it from the phone it was already paired with in the past to be able to connect it again,have had many bluetooth apparatus, but never a problem like that ...and NFC does not help.
SW 1 did not have that problem.
Watch is bit lagging,could use more HP ... old one did not.
Anyway I like the watch ...and I'm sure that a software/apps update can fix it all, it looks good it has very good screen (outdoor) and I used it alot in the past 2 days and the battery is still on.(it was charged from the box)
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moogoo
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Posted: 2013-10-02 18:18
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thanks for the feedback.

sounds like sony is still working out the kinks with the software and back support for old apps. does sony release updates for the SW often like they do for their phones?

i still can't wait to get mine though.
[ This Message was edited by: moogoo on 2013-10-02 17:19 ]
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pt020
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Posted: 2013-10-02 21:46
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On 2013-10-02 18:18:49, moogoo wrote:
does sony release updates for the SW often like they do for their phones?
[ This Message was edited by: moogoo on 2013-10-02 17:19 ]


In 16 month I have the SW1 it had 2-3 updates
etaab
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Posted: 2013-10-03 00:12
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On 2013-10-02 01:22:56, Supa_Fly wrote:
I'll accept the grid lines for readability and 3 days minimum battery life vs Samsungs latest smartwatch which cannot even do a full day - pathetic really and its a CRAP offering!



I don't know about the Samsung one. Im not a fan of how it looks or the lack of proper Android integration. It might work better than any other smartwatch for all I know, but from what ive read and my first impressions its certainly dumber not running a version of Android.

In regards to the screen, I couldn't disagree more. One of the brilliant things about amoled screens is that they use very very little power when displaying blacks and simple pixels. That was the beauty of apps like Nokia's sleep screen on my N8 which meant you could have the time, date and notifications on the lockscreen 24hours a day with next to no battery life being used by it.

Surely an amoled screen would have been much better for a smartwatch for that reason alone.. and possibly a bump up in resolution.
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Posted: 2013-10-05 21:14
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Today there was an update to the music player (had to reset the watch again to make it been seen on the watch) works better.
http://developer.sonymobile.c[....]original-smartwatch-extension/
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winnerzero
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Posted: 2013-10-08 15:29
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Just got my smartwatch2, cant wait to test it out n use it in real life....so many new apps for this watch...
moogoo
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Posted: 2013-10-08 15:36
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@winnerzero are there actually NEW apps for the SW2? or are you just referring to old SW1 apps? I'm curious if there are a lot of new ones designed just for the SW2..
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Posted: 2013-10-09 13:20
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There are heaps of new apps for sw2...finally, I can get whatsapp notifications on my smartwatch! Plus, GPS apps, timers, calculators, picture viewers, even games! Theres a blackjack app for sw2 n its free!
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MyP910
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Posted: 2013-10-09 16:53
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They have whatsapp notification on SW2 ? that is new since it is not available on SW1. Is it possible to have that on SW1 ?
winnerzero
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Posted: 2013-10-10 15:58
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Check it out...I think it could support smartwatch1...https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.pacosal.sw2.accnew

I have to say, I am really loving the sw2... I thought it might be a gimmick to wear a smartwatch before, but now that ive had a couple days play w the sw2 it has really grown on me as a phone companion that is extremely useful...I really really hope sw2 sales smashes the crappy galaxy gear with it stoopid half day battery life n crappy software... Sony sw2 rocks!
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moogoo
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Posted: 2013-10-22 03:01
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just got my smartwatch 2 today! and while i still think it's gimmicky, not having to turn on my phone screen every time i get a text or email is GREAT! for that alone, i think it's worth it haha.

I think there should be more apps though and DEFINITELy more watch faces. For some reason I can't seem to find the watch face that's on the side of the box (digital with date)? and how do you get the music player "widget" to appear on the smartwatch like it does on the side of the box? anybody know? ;/
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pt020
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Posted: 2013-10-22 12:54
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On 2013-10-22 03:01:08, moogoo wrote:
For some reason I can't seem to find the watch face that's on the side of the box (digital with date)? and how do you get the music player "widget" to appear on the smartwatch like it does on the side of the box? anybody know? ;/


Yes was looking for those too,but they are not there ... I also miss the pinch to go back and the widgets I had on SW1 ... music player makes some problems too... is very slow to load and there is also a big lag
Google maps is not as clear to see as it was before
Sony MUST work on the software ... pity SW1 worked here better!
moogoo
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Posted: 2013-10-22 16:38
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^which google maps app did you use?

and yes, i agree the music app remote should work better! it does not load properly sometimes and freezes/hangs often. perhaps cause of the slight lag. in any case, it should be better.
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pt020
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Posted: 2013-10-22 18:07
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On 2013-10-22 16:38:56, moogoo wrote:
^which google maps app did you use?


I use this one
https://play.google.com/store[....].bytewiese.smartwatch2.gpsmap2
the SW1 app looked and worked better
I just think this watch must have more HP,processor is too weak.
moogoo
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Posted: 2013-10-23 22:59
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cool. it seems to work fine for me, though i wish there was navigation! i've also used another app called GPS point? i think.. its pretty much the same thing..

looks like sony did remove features from the smartwatch that were originally demoed when it was first announced .. i hope they bring them back in a software update soon. i want!
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