Sony Smartwatch 2 Messaging App

If you’re looking for a good app that notifies you whenever you get a new SMS or Whatsapp message, then you might want to give Quick Reply for Smart Watch 2 a try. Interested? Follow these steps:

Reminder: This can only be done on a rooted phone.

  1. Download BusyBox from the Playstore.
  2. Under Accessibility Services, enable “Whatsapp Alerts with reply”. Disable other Whatsapp services.

It’s a fairly new app, so there’s still some improvements that need to be done. If you’re willing to give it a try, download it here.

Current App Changelog
V2.2
– Fixed group notifications
V2.1
– Alerts show user names in group notifications
– Alerts show “User sent a photo” instead of blank notification when a photo is received
– Fixed the comma bug
V2.0
– SMS alerts with quick reply
– False notification bug fix
– Incorrect reply bug fix
– Keyboard bug fix

Sony: Doors not closed to Android Wear

In an earlier interview with a news site, Ravi Nookala of Sony U.S. told the world that the company won’t be making use of Android Wear. Instead, Sony will be focusing on its own smartwatch platform. Accordingly, since time and resources were already invested in the project, they might as well push through with it.

Presently, brands like HTC, LG, Asus and Motorola have announced that they will be working hand in hand with Android Wear. LG’s upcoming G Watch and Motorola’s Moto 360 are some great examples.

A few days ago, Sony’s official Twitter account claimed that it won’t be saying no to the possibility of integrating Android Wear in its products. “Lots of talk out there today. We’re focused on SW2 & Smartband right now, but door’s def not closed to #AndroidWear – early days…” said the tweet.

 

Sony Smartwatch Won’t Be Sporting Android Wear

It has been confirmed that Sony won’t be making use of the newly announced Android Wear in its future devices. This was disclosed by Ravi Nookala, head of Sony Mobile US, to a news website. Instead, the company will be creating their own mobile OS. Nookala explained that they have decided to pursue this project since they have already invested their time and resources to it.

Sony was one of the first companies to tap the smartwatch market. Though many famous companies will be supporting Android Wear, it seems that Sony wishes to take another direction by investing in their own OS.

However, Nookala also clarified that the company will still be partnering with Google in some of its projects.

Sony Smartwatch 2 Reset

If you’ve ever encountered a problem with your Sony Smartwatch 2, the first solution that would come to mind is to reset it. The only real problem arises when you’re clueless about how to do so. It’s a good thing that the internet is around whenever you’re in need of a small tutorial.

Here’s a quick guide on how to reset your Sony Smartwatch 2. It won’t even take much of your time.

  • Look for the settings icon on your smartwatch. Tap it.
  • Find “Reset Smartwatch”.
  • Tap the check mark.

Don’t forget to pair your smartphone with the watch after resetting the former. Also, you’ll have to reinstall all the apps you’ve included in it before the reset. This should fix any minor glitches.

Sony Smartwatch Strap

What’s great about some brands of smartwatches is that you are free to choose a strap that best suits your taste. You can choose one of any color or material depending on your preferences. If you are having a difficult time with deciding what kind of strap to purchase, it’s always best to consult those who have been in the same dilemma in the past.

The Sony Smartwatch is bundled with an adapter that allows the user to switch bands. Although there are dozens of straps out there, it seems that the metal ones are loved by most. Accordingly, the rubber and silicone straps attract too much dampness. Sometimes, this may cause the wearer’s skin to peel.

While shopping for a new strap, one must not be hasty when making a purchase. Aside from making sure you’ve got the right color and material, you’ll have to be certain that you are purchasing something of high quality. Going for something that sounds cheap now may cause you to purchase another one too soon when it gets worn out.

Sony Smartwatch Music Control

A certain smartwatch user aimed to create a “lightweight” music control app for his Sony Smartwatch 2. What started as a personal project, has evolved into an app that’s worth sharing to the smartwatch community.

The project is ongoing. The creator posts updates from time to time. The app has the following basic functions:

  • Display of artist, title and the album art
  • Swipe for next/previous song
  • Tap for play/pause
  • Should work with all music players which are controllable via the homescreen
  • Font color and size customizable

Android 4.4 Kitkat is required to run the app.

Currently, it is running on version 1.1.6. The latest update allows users to adjust brightness in order to make the font more readable. Volume can also be toggled by swiping.

Sony SmartWatch 2 SW2 Repair & Service Center

This SmartWatch device was launched by Sony last September 2013. It is also known as the SW2. It supports smartphones that run on Android 4.0 or the latest OS. The wristband can be replaced with any other that measures 24mm. Otherwise, a choice can be made between a silicone or metal variant. It sports a 1.3” OLED display. Smartphones are connected to the watch via Bluetooth.

It supports SMS, email and social networking apps. Notifications from these apps can be read through the watch. It also has a calendar function. The smartwatch vibrates whenever a notification is active. The smartwatch can also be utilized as an Android remote. For example, the music player function allows users to start, stop, skip and forward any song that is currently being played on their smartphones.

An added feature to the smartwatch is that it can be submerged in meter-deep water for half an hour.

Sony SmartWatch 2 SW2 Support Contact Numbers
United States / For other countries, please click here
‎+1 866 766 9374‎(Toll Free)‎
‎+1-877-7XPERIA (1-877-797-3742)‎Xperia™‎

For Sony SmartWatch 2 SW2 Support Document, please download here
For Sony SmartWatch 2 SW2 Support Forum, please see here