Sony's Android Powered SmartWatch Now Shipping in the U.S.

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twister753

I'm more interested in what parts it has in it. I have used the Allerta InPulse smartwatch for a while, and while it isn't the most polished device, it makes up for it in the fact that its totally customizable. It encourages software development for it, which I highly doubt this will. On the other hand, this Sony one is much more polished and may or may not have better parts in it. If anyone has a Blackberry or Android, and likes the idea but not this Sony one, I'd definitely recommend the InPulse.

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NcOle

I definitely like the concept! I'm not allowed to have my phone out while I'm at work, so having something on my wrist will still keep me connected and I don't have to risk losing my job to do so.

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szore

Damn sexy, that.

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vrmlbasic

This actually does look pretty cool.

Does the watch itself play the music, and have a non-pictured headphone jack, or does it control music playback from the connected device? Having to tether headphones to my watch would get inconvenient fast, but the other option could be useful for me.

I wonder how durable this thing is.

As was said here, this thing is pretty cheap as far as watches go. It's also only 3 times more expensive than the poorly-reviewed Bluetooth watch on ThinkGeek, but does far more than 3 times as much.
(So many mentions of "times" in a post about a watch and no pun to be seen...)

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azzy9

So this is basically a completed version of the Sony Ericsson LiveView

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dubcek

Looks a lot like a 6g ipod nano how long before Apple sues for that reason?

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Cache

Probably at the same time they copyright the process of looking down and holding your arm up to view the watch display, then proceed to sue everyday people to fill their coffers.

Sadly, the government would probably let them.

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Captain_Steve

I'll get one of these to go with my Google glasses.

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DrCoolP

$150 dollars is cheap for a wristwatch...

Fossil watches start at $170..

Nixon can start at 200$

And a watch that connects to your phone will make you a true uber-geek and get you all the ladies!

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chop_slap

Its a cool idea/design, but as some people say...it would get pretty expensive, it seems. Either way, if one has an Android, it can be handy. For example, I don't really care to screw around with large devices when I'm on the go. I just want pertinent info at a glance.

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bling581

So basically you already need an Android smartphone if you want this? Cool idea, but it's pricey. I'm not sure if I would find this practical though.

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Gauntylgrym

I actually think this is pretty cool. Doesn't look too bulky, and it's about time someone brought the almighty (and ever-convenient) wristwatch into the 21st century. Though for the price I'd like something a bit classier looking. At the same time I don't think it's so lame that it should only be $20.

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iheartpcs

Give me one example of how you would use this device.

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fearsythe

running/lifting- if a stopwatch or timer can be added
music - dont have to pull out my phone when im running to change the song
messages/calls - i never feel my phone vibrate in my pocket
time - works like a watch. I can ride a bike/motorcycle and check the time with a quick glance
if you can link pretty much any app to it, the possibilities are endless. dont be a troll just because you have no use for it.

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iheartpcs

I didn't ask you.

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Gauntylgrym

As someone who insists on wearing a watch, but can't stand to be forced to constantly be taking out my phone, I find this convenient. Maybe not for the hardcore tweeters and whatnot, but enough for myself. That being said, I look at this more as a modern tech watch with some nice convenience features than a scaled down smartphone, same as I did with calculator watches back in the day--a watch with the convenience of adding numbers on the go (lol).

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iheartpcs

I haven't worn a watch in 20 years lol and I love constantly taking my phone out. If I was a watch wearer, I would probably like this device.

I can't imagine trying to type on it though. And it just seems silly to have a second monitor for a perfectly functioning phone. So you look at your wrist device and see you have a an email, you then still have to get your phone out to reply (or even read - that screen is small!)

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phoenixjc

To show those with modest incomes how I am horrible at managing my money?
Or to check the time....

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iheartpcs

A truly lame device. It should be $19.99.

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