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Don't slag its limited feature set. By focusing on just a few key features, Sony's wearable avoids complete failure.
Sony’s SmartWatch 2
The SmartWatch 2 is large and chunky on many wrists, but at least the display is visible in direct sunlight, even with the backlight off.
The power button on the side resembles the crown of an analog watch, and helps to soften the device’s quasi-modern appearance.
The port cover helps make the watch waterproof, but is a total pain to take off.
The SmartWatch 2 interface will be familiar to anyone who has ever used a smartphone.
Text notifications appear in full. But like all notifications, they stay on screen for only 10 seconds.
The watch’s Twitter scheme is inscrutable, but at least tweets appear in full without any scrolling required.
Twitter’s ‘Update frequency’ control panel is buried four levels deep in Sony’s Smart Connect phone app. Good luck finding it!
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