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By JarlSX, Senior Member on 22nd February 2014, 05:31 PM
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this is a cheap watch, do NOT expect support from the manufacturer

there is also a cloned version, sold as a real u8, no way to tell the difference until you receive it

DO NOT FLASH YOU WATCH!

it might be a clone and render it USELESS

CONS:
-there will never be apps developed for it
-you have to have phone or media audio sent to the watch, otherwise it can't connect
-crappy rubber band, attracts dust likecrazy
-the watch screen is off when in standby, so you have to press the button to see anything
-call quality through it's sucks, both microphone and speaker
-display is unreadable outdoors
-NO support from manufacturer
-NO central location for firmware updates
-NO decent companion app, only generic notifications, no filter possible, only based per app

PROS:
-cheap
-doesn't look too bad

stay away is my advice
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24th February 2014, 06:52 PM |#2  
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interesting, the UI very close to i'm watch, home screen anyway.
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2nd April 2014, 03:46 PM |#4  
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the manufacturer sent me the BTNotifier app, so i've been able to try out some stuff

sadly, all isn't well

the notifier app is very generic, you can make a selection from all your apps, but all that does is show a generic message on the watch, not the content of that message (like "new tweet" but not the tweet itself)

that's the whole reason i have my smartwatch, to see messages at a glance, dismiss whatever is not important and grab my phone when it is

will send feedback to the manufacturer, but am not expecting much...
10th April 2014, 03:50 PM |#5  
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Hi,

I just bought this model. It seemed beautiful and with many features.

The screen is not in color? In the photos seems to b/w.

The battery can stand how long? The bluethoot not fail?

You are not satisfied with him?

How much was yours? In the link you placed it very very expensive...

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10th April 2014, 10:44 PM |#6  
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the link i shared was for 2 watches, not for 1, what did you pay for it?

yes the screen is color, look at the analog clock face, the seconds hand is red

and no i'm not impressed with this watch

haven't tried it for long, so no idea how long the battery lasts or how stable the bluetooth connection is

it does not have (native) support for facebook/twitter/whatsapp/gmail, something my Sony Smartwatch 2 does have

it does support sms and has a general "catch all" option for any app you choose, but for twitter it will just say "you have a new tweet" and not the message content

the screen is hardly readable outside, i have to admit Sony did a pretty good job with their transflective display

it also times out too quick, dims the screen in about 4,5 seconds and goes totally black after another 5,5 seconds

all notifications, not matter the application, are grouped together and you can't swipe to see them, you have to use the touch buttons at the bottom

if you disable both phone and media audio, the watch disconnects completely, at least one needs to be enabled
11th April 2014, 11:44 AM |#7  
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Hi,

I bought here

How works the function "Answer or Dial calls from your wrist"...has good sound?

...and a remote control camera of your smartphone works?

One thing I don't like in the Sony Smartwatch, if you disconnect (BT) of your samrtphone it off the clock, this is bad ...in the U watch does not happen...it's truth?

...I see, this is not the smartwatch announce in the description of sale

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14th April 2014, 02:25 AM |#8  
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Quote:
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One thing I don't like in the Sony Smartwatch, if you disconnect (BT) of your samrtphone it off the clock, this is bad ...in the U watch does not happen...it's truth?

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Hi,

No, in Sony Smartwatch 2 Hour Watchface is still displayed and always ON even without phone. Many app can run without phone : stopwatch, timer, alarm, many note like SmartNotes, Evernote, GMail Note, Notification historic : Gmail, K9Mail and all others received before no connection.....
14th April 2014, 07:22 PM |#9  
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OK...

...so, you're not using the U8...you use the sony Sony Smartwatch 2

...I will wait for my U8 and I'll see if I solve the problem of messages.

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14th April 2014, 08:12 PM |#10  
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Quote:
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OK...

...so, you're not using the U8...you use the sony Sony Smartwatch 2

...I will wait for my U8 and I'll see if I solve the problem of messages.

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I have also a SmartQ Z-Watch with android 4.4 for $99 wich work well
15th April 2014, 12:25 PM |#11  
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Originally Posted by JarlSX

Got my watch today...

Language selection is limited to chinese/english, no other options.

Build version of the firmware: M28_KHR.CN1.V007

Will add more info when i know more!
(any questions are welcome)...

I've got the same watch few days ago too,
The initial version of firmware is M28_KHR.CN1.V008
And then, I ask the 2 different versions of firmware from the vendor to see if any new feature or improvement,
The only difference I've found so far is the backlight timeout value can be changed,
Are you interested to take a look?
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