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If you want a smart watch but aren't compelled by the Galaxy Gear or enamored with the Pebble, there are other options out there to sate your desire. One of those options is Sony's Smart Watch 2. Best Buy is offering the second iteration of Sony's smart watch effort for $159.99, forty dollars off its normal price from the retailer, and thirty dollars off its price at Amazon.

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With a 1.6" transflective LCD display (which, unlike regular LCD displays, actually reflects and transmits light), IP57-certified water resistance, and a design language reminiscent of Sony's Xperia devices, the Smart Watch 2 isn't a bad choice for those looking to try a wrist-mounted wearable.

If you've been waiting for a decent deal on the Smart Watch 2, hit the link below to grab yours from Best Buy.

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Liam Spradlin
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  • Jarl
    • Kevin Lavanne

      Oh wow thanks man.

    • Porkchop94

      thks Jarl

    • Ambroos

      It's a relatively small amount that suffers this though.

    • NexusKoolaid

      Meh. Every time a new device launches you hear about some type of manufacturing defect, be it strange screen tints, light leakage, separations or misalignments. These usually affect a small number of people, and the manufacturers usually get these issues resolved in short order.

      I wouldn't let this stop me from getting the watch if I wanted it (just order through a retailer the will let you return it for another if you end up with a defective unit).

      • Jarl

        I've never seen a device though that fell apart like this and somehow I don't believe it's just a few

        and I certainly wouldn't expect such a poor build quality from a company like Sony

        also there have been several people reporting water damage by wearing the watch in the shower, but the watch should be able to handle that...

        • NexusKoolaid

          Do a Google search for "phone screen separation" and you can see this type of thing has happened before with other manufacturers. Point being that all manufacturers, even top tier companies, are prone to manufacturing glitches.

          As for the water damage in the shower, is sounds to me to be a related issue - probably just an adhesive issue. Again, Sony will get this solved.

          If I were in the market for a watch like this, I'd be more impressed by the product's 4 star rating (Amazon) than the rantings of a vocal (and understandably disappointed) minority.

        • SINIST3RZ1ON

          Who actively wears their watch in the shower?? Im certainly lazy enough to leave it on...

    • SINIST3RZ1ON

      If one were to actually read the comments towards the bottom the author of said complaint notes the fact that regardless, Sony customer service was really nice, and I do quote:

      "My issue was resolved, Sony shipped a replacement watch to me. Really nice customer service!'

      It was the retailer, and not sony that proved to be a problem with regards to customer support. Furthermore, one must take into account that defects, particularly minor ones of this caliber are universal, and that this one was not widespread within the product itself. At any rate I am sure many companies would be MORE than happy to readily solve such an issue, to avoid one themselves. The fact that Sony helped the customer quite readily, and with a not very widespread issue arguably makes the problem irrelevant. One should take such warnings with a grain of salt, so to speak, as important as they are. Read everything next time, and don't cite hysteria.

      http://talk.sonymobile.com/t5/Wireless-accessories/Sony-SmartWatch-2-screen-detaching-after-2-days/m-p/395357#U395357

  • WHO?

    I dont think anyone wants to wear a square on their wrist. That looks so 80's. I will just stick to my pebble.

  • Porkchop94

    was really wanting to get this since i have the sony SW1, but those pics def made me rethink things. thks :)

    • SINIST3RZ1ON

      Yes, well. Maybe the words will make you rethink that. Read the comments section.

  • Ambroos

    I've got one (got it for free), never really worn it though... The metal wristband gets stuck behind my armhair and it really hurts :P

    Cool little thing if you use the apps it supports though.

  • mjybarr

    I owned the first generation smartwatch from Sony and now currently wearing the new one. The build quality on this watch is awesome and wears very comfortably. I would recommend this watch to anyone looking for a smartwatch.

  • JC Williams

    You're better off with the new SmartQ Z watch - which offers a much faster processor at a full 1Ghz, twice the battery power at 300mAh, a much higher resolution screen plus Bluetooth 4.0 with much better low energy use than Sony's watch, which uses the older Bluetooth 3.0 -- one source the SmartQ Z watch is available through is -- Tab l et Sp r i nt - on sale this week for $149

  • topgun966
  • Mr Jolly

    Way better than a Pebble.

  • yankeesusa

    This is actually a great price. I wish I wasn't saving for a vacation. i would get it right now. This is the smartwatch I want especially after using the xperia z and its waterproof features this just seems like a great buy. I don't have z anymore but it will go great with my note 2.

  • Josephine Picard

    This sounds like a great deal for a top smartwatch, but I still prefer the Pebble because of its simplicity and longer battery life:
    http://versus.com/en/sony-smartwatch-2-vs-pebble

  • Clifford Rebelo

    I've been looking at this and the Pebble to strap to my motorcycle handlebars to control music playback through speakers (installing them into my saddlebags as a winter project). What do you folks think would be a better option? I haven't used either of them so not too familiar on how well it would work or if there are even better options out there.

  • MikeCiggy

    All of you who are looking at these smart watches go on sale remember that it is a early generation device you are buying. We can expect huge things in the smart watch world coming this year. You don't want to kick yourself in the butt when they start flooding the market and your stuck with this thing.

    • Josh Shaw

      What do you mean stuck? You can only own one smart watch at a time?

  • Steve

    This is the third generation of smartwatch from Sony...

  • SINIST3RZ1ON

    If you actually read the comments towards the bottom the author of said complaint notes the fact that regardless, Sony customer service was really nice, and I do quote:

    "My issue was resolved, Sony shipped a replacement watch to me. Really nice customer service!'

    It was the retailer, and not sony that proved to be a problem with regards to customer support. Furthermore, one must take into account that defects, particularly minor ones of this caliber are universal, and that this one was not widespread within the product itself. At any rate I am sure many companies would be MORE than happy to readily solve such an issue, to avoid one themselves. The fact that Sony helped the customer quite readily, and with a not very widespread issue arguably makes the problem irrelevant. One should take such warnings with a grain of salt, so to speak, as important as they are. Read everything next time, and don't cite hysteria.

  • lojack

    Usefull

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