UPDATE: Metawatch Frame 2/13/2013
After talking to a few developers (Special thanks to the developer of Augmented Smartwatch Pro) I switched to Community Manager from the Noah Edition of the Metawatch Manager, as recent updates to Noah seem to have caused issues. So far today I have had no freezes and the batter is still reading 100% two and half hours off the charger. Still to early to tell but at least some of the issues may have been related to the update to Noah edition. Noah had an update this morning, but I haven't tried it yet. I'll be trying Augmented Smartwatch Pro soon to see if that is also working better now that I'm using community edition.
Quick initial thought on the Sony Smartwatch:
The resolution is not so great, and it plastic design with the built in clip, that makes it 40% thicker than it would be otherwise, make it look and feel more like a toy than a high quality device. The screen a i bit smaller than I would like making the touch interface a bit clumsy with my large hands and fingers.
Quick likes and dislikes as fallows.
- Touch screen interface, though the size make it's use a bit clomsy with my large hands and fingers.
- Works and does not freeze.
- Works well with Augmented Smartwatch Pro (though I'm not yet familiar with the app or the device).
- With Augmented Smartwatch pro I can get all kinds of notifications (SMS, Google Voice, Skype, Google Now, even a rain/snow warning).
- Adapter for your own Nicer watch band so it will look a bit nicer (considering a Stainless band for better looks)
- The rubber band it comes with is nothing special, but is good enough for use when doing activities where sweating is likely (gym, running)
- Lot of app in the app store including many free.
- is a good companion for mt Metawatch as I use it for my second (business) phone.
- Does keep time even when it looses connection with the watch (unlike when it was first released), but not of you turn it off and then on with no
- I don't mind the screen timeout, a quick double tap displayes the time and it is easier to read at a glance then the Metawatch in indoor or low
light conditions (direct sunlight is another story).
- Not what I would prefer to wear in a professional environment (Metawatch is much nicer in this regard).
- Screen resolution is not very nice looking.
- screen is small and touchscreen is not as nice of an experience as I would like. (I know they don't want it to be too big, bit a little bigger would
- Build in clip make it thick and unsightly when worn as a watch (Motorola had it right with a usable removable clip design).
- Ive used it with two phones and have had to remove the pairing and repair to get it to connect.
- Direct sunlight make it virtually unreadable.
Can't comment on battery life as of yet. I'll update after I have a better idea on battery.
So far it a nice device, but not what I would prefer as my daily wear watch. The Metawatch, if it keeps working as it has so far today, would be my choice for a daily use smartwatch. But I really like it as a second companion device for my other phone or tablet.
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