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There seems to be a few threads regarding the new Sony Smartwatch so i thought it might be a good idea to correlate all the info into one handy thread! If you have any tips/tricks/apps or general info you think should be included then post below! If any of the info helps you dont forget the thanks button and rate the thread!!


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Reviews

XDA Smartwatch Impressions Thread- HERE

XDA member review by PVTD- Very good review HERE
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Apps

OFFICIAL APPS:
  • Liveware Manager- Your watch wont work without this!- MARKET LINK
  • Smartwatch- You have to have this for the smartwatch to work!!- MARKET LINK
  • Phonebook Smart Extras- Phonebook manager- MARKET LINK
  • Music Player Smart Extras- Control your music from your watch!- MARKET LINK
  • Weather Widget Smart Extras- Shows you the current weather and forecast for your current or a set location- MARKET LINK
  • Sony Smart Extras for Facebook- Keep up to date with your Facebook friends on the go- MARKET LINK
  • Messaging Smart Extras- View your text messages on your watch- MARKET LINK
  • Call Handling Smart Extras- Mute, answer or reject incoming calls- MARKET LINK
  • Find Phone Smart Extras- Make your phone ring and vibrate so you can find it easier- MARKET LINK
  • Missed Call Smart Extras- Notifies you of missed calls- MARKET LINK
  • Calendar Reminder Smart Extras- Notifies you of upcoming calendar events- MARKET LINK
  • Sony Smart Extras Twitter- Stay up to date with all things Twitter- MARKET LINK
  • Email Smart Extras- Notifies of new emails (only works on SONY phones!)- MARKET LINK
  • Slideshow Smart Extras- View a slideshow of your recent pics- MARKET LINK
  • Gmail Smart Extras- Get notified of new Gmails and view the first few lines of it- MARKET LINK
UNOFFICIAL APPS:
  • XDA member Beowolf has made some excellent apps, see his thread HERE
  • Custom watch for Smartwatch- A replacement watch app that allows you to keep the screen on (so you can use it like a watch!) Even with dim there is a big battery drain though!- MARKET LINK
  • Notifysmartwatch- An app to send any notifications from any app to your smartwatch. Customise number and length of vibrations.- MARKET LINK Thanks to Mousey for the tip!!
  • Vibrate Alarm- An alpha app by our very own XDA member Pacosal. When set the app will display a notification to say the alarm is set. When the time comes it will vibrate every 8 seconds until you stop it.- POST HERE
  • Watchit!- This app can send notifications from any app installed on your phone to your smartwatch. Easy to set up and tweak, you choose which apps send what!- MARKET LINK
  • Spy for Smartwatch- This app is another from Pacosal. Swipe watch to start audio recording, swipe again to save file to SD. Simple and effective!- MARKET LINK
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Tips
  • Double tap the strap or screen to turn the screen on
  • If you shake it hard enough the screen will turn on
  • There are currently no ways to keep the screen on or alter the timeout (other than 'Custom watch for Smartwatch')
  • You can now choose either an analogue or digital watch that stays on when the smartwatch detects motion (will use battery faster!)
  • To completely reset the watch (for instance if you're having trouble pairing/flashed a new rom etc.) Press and hold the power button for 15 seconds. When you turn it back on it should show the watch and phone with a syncing arrows in between them.
  • Process for a full reset (basically like you just got it out of the box!)
    1- Remove smartwatch app from phone by going to setting->apps->smartwatch->uninstall
    2- Unpair the smartwatch from phone by going to settings->bluetooth->smartwatch->unpair
    3- Reset smartwatch by following the above tip (hold power button for 15 secs)
    To re-pair the devices make sure liveware manager is installed on your phone, re-pair, download smartwatch app when prompted.
Any tips you have which you think are cool, please post so i can put them here!!
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Updates / Changelogs
05/07/2012-
Smartwatch (watch)- 0.1.A.3.7
Smartwatch (app)- 1.2.37

Changelog-
  • Various bug fixes

04/06/2012- SOME PEOPLE ARE STILL EXPERIENCING RANDOM REBOOTS AFTER THIS UPDATE, UPDATE AT YOUR OWN RISK!!
Smartwatch (watch)- 0.1.A.3.4
Smartwatch (app)- 1.2.34

Changelog-
  • Bug fixes (issues still remain for some)

30/05/2012- SOME PEOPLE ARE EXPERIENCING RANDOM REBOOTS AFTER THIS UPDATE, UPDATE AT YOUR OWN RISK!!
Smartwatch (watch)- 0.1.A.3.3
Smartwatch (app)- 1.2.33

Changelog-
  • New UI for the smartwatch app in liveware manager. Now seperate sections for apps, clocks, sorts apps, sort widgets, usage tips and about.
  • The 'Clocks' section has new clocks!! The standard one as before. a new digital and analogue clock which will stay visible for as long as the watch detects movement.
  • Active notifications. When the gmail, messaging icon etc. notification shows on the screen you can tap on it to go directly to that notification! (instead of having to unlock and go to new events.)
  • Usage tips section shows tips on using the smartwatch using animations.
  • Battery indicator is now always visible when charging!
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Requested apps:
1-Some sort of watch screen lock so others cant view personal messages when its not on my wrist.
2- Watch app that starts the audio recording or video recording on my phone through the watch interface.- SEE SPY FOR SMARTWATCH ABOVE
Ill update this thread when i can and will hopefully add new apps as they become available on the market. If you think there's something missing from this thread then please let me know!!
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Today i got my smart watch and i noticed something.The menu style has changed its no longer 4 cons on one screen instead it shows only one app at a time more like the original live view!.....its actually quiet nice ......as the area is big its easy to touch...
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Today i got my smart watch and i noticed something.The menu style has changed its no longer 4 cons on one screen instead it shows only one app at a time more like the original live view!.....its actually quiet nice ......as the area is big its easy to touch...
Are you sure you're not in the Widgets screens? Try swiping up and see if it takes you to the app screens then!

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Ive just received a new update to the smartwatch app and the smartwatch itself!

New features include:

New UI for the smartwatch app in liveware manager. Now seperate sections for apps, clocks, sorts apps, sort widgets, usage tips and about.

The 'Clocks' section has new clocks!! The standard one as before. a new digital and analogue clock which will stay visible for as long as the watch detects movement.

Active notifications. When the gmail, messaging icon etc. notification shows on the screen you can tap on it to go directly to that notification! (instead of having to unlock and go to new events.)

Have you noticed anything else? Let me know and ill add it to the OP!!

Latest version is:
Smartwatch (watch)- 0.1.A.3.3
Smartwatch (app)- 1.2.33
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I hope Sony will be releasing updates more often! The last update was very welcomed. Hope it fixes my problems with battery indicator... watch was showing battery charging status, although I was wearing it and not charging.

One correction: "Double tap the strap or display to turn the screen on"

Also...
  • Analog clock is useless. It has no numbers (3,6,9,12).
  • Small digital clock changes one position down every minute (it has 3 positions: upper, middle, lower). Same is with battery charging indicator!
  • Battery indicator is now always visible when charging! <-- unfortunately this is THE best feature in this update!
  • Previously I could turn the display completely off with the button (clock screen -> press button -> screen turns off), but now it's impossible. Pressing the button causes looping between clock screen and aplications/widgets. Sony why are you removing functions... =(
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The update broke my dad's SmartWatch - it's restarting as soon as it connects to his One X. I tried it on my One X and I couldn't even find it via bluetooth!

Tried to restart the watch in every way possible, unpaired it with my dad's phone, reistalled the LiveWare and SmartWatch apps.. no use.

I see from the Play Store comments that some people are suffering from the same issue with Galaxy S2 and Sensation 4G. Any suggestions?
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The update broke my dad's SmartWatch - it's restarting as soon as it connects to his One X. I tried it on my One X and I couldn't even find it via bluetooth!

Tried to restart the watch in every way possible, unpaired it with my dad's phone, reistalled the LiveWare and SmartWatch apps.. no use.

I see from the Play Store comments that some people are suffering from the same issue with Galaxy S2 and Sensation 4G. Any suggestions?
That is weird because im on the One X as well. have you tried holding the power button (whilst the screen is on) for 15 seconds? That will hard reset the watch. Id do this:

1. uninstall the smartwatch and liveware apps from his One X
2. Reboot phone.
3. Hold power button for 15 seconds to hard reset watch.
4. reinstall liveware app
5. Pair phone with smartwatch again, reinstall smartwatch app.

Hopefully that will sort it!
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That is weird because im on the One X as well. have you tried holding the power button (whilst the screen is on) for 15 seconds? That will hard reset the watch. Id do this:

1. uninstall the smartwatch and liveware apps from his One X
2. Reboot phone.
3. Hold power button for 15 seconds to hard reset watch.
4. reinstall liveware app
5. Pair phone with smartwatch again, reinstall smartwatch app.

Hopefully that will sort it!
Thanks, but I tried all that and it's no use.
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Excellent watch for me but it really miss a true email app (and not only fo Sony smartphones).
I've seen the K9 mail app but K9 don't work with Exchange 2010 servers (i've tried !)
The update of today is great (active notifications, differents clocks...).
I hope someone will create another email app !
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Exclamation Warning! Fatal firmware update being pushed

This morning (May 31 2012), I awoke to a new version of the SmartWatch software. It offered to push new firmware to the device. After the flash (which went normally), the watch reboots EVERY time the screen wakes up. The market is full of people who are furious.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...ras.smartwatch

-Ryan

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