Smartwatch build qualityTips


Last Updated: 2014-03-10 01:43:50
  1. El Presidente

    El Presidente Beware The Milky Pirate! Moderator

    I noticed during the week that the glue holding my smartwatch appears to have come unstuck. If I press the back of the watch hard enough the "face" will rise slightly. I've attached a pic, not sure how visible it is though.

    Anyone else have similar issues (or build quality problems in general)? I'm relatively certain I've just got a lemon but it would be good to know of other folk have had similar problems.

    I'll give Sony a call tomorrow, see what they say.

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  2. marc1977

    marc1977 Well-Known Member

    Yup, seen that on a couple that we've sold. Myself, I'd probably just pop a drop of glue in the to fix it, especially as the watch came free with the Z1 on an offer. However, for your piece of mind, get hold of Sony.
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  3. El Presidente

    El Presidente Beware The Milky Pirate! Moderator

    Yeah, as it was a freebie, I toyed with a DIY fix. I'd prefer to see what Sony say first though, I'd probably balls up any attempt at fixing it myself.

    In the cases you've seen, are Sony OK with repairing/replacing?
  4. marc1977

    marc1977 Well-Known Member

    As they were no cost to us, we just replaced them for customers and wrote off the stock.
  5. Slug

    Slug Check six! Moderator

    Not until I read this. Just took mine off, gave the back a firm prod.... and pushed the body right out of the frame! :eek:
  6. El Presidente

    El Presidente Beware The Milky Pirate! Moderator

    Nothing to do with me :vroam:

    Called Sony today, they've given me an RMA number and a free post address to send it to for repair so I'll sort it out once I've finished this set of shifts.
  7. Slug

    Slug Check six! Moderator

    It actually works fine just as the bare module, but the power button isn't secured so could easily be lost. I couldn't see any obvious signs of adhesive, btw. It's back in one piece again so I'll leave it be for now.
  8. El Presidente

    El Presidente Beware The Milky Pirate! Moderator

    Interesting, there's definitely a layer of adhesive on mine.
  9. Slug

    Slug Check six! Moderator

    I'm thinking a smear of clear bath sealant will probably do the job, should I feel the need. The other options available in the toolbox are blue Locktite or super-strength cyanoacryllic adhesive (a.k.a. Super Glue), both of which might be just a little too permanent. ;)
  10. stuters

    stuters Well-Known Member

    having just upgraded to the Z1 i am toying with the idea of getting a smartwatch 2...
    question in your opinion is it worth parting with my hard earned cash?
  11. El Presidente

    El Presidente Beware The Milky Pirate! Moderator

    It's nice to have, but I'm not sure I'd pay 150 quid for it.

    If I'm out cycling or in town or whatever, it's handy to be able to look at my watch and make calls, check to see if I need to respond to texts/whatsapps etc without needlessly getting my phone out of my inside jacket pocket. Or if I'm in the gym, I don't need to take the phone out of my armband to see who's calling or call home or whatever.

    Also handy when I'm in the kitchen making tea. I can leave the phone in the living room, have the watch and my bluetooth speaker/mic in there with me and not need to leave the kitchen to answer the phone.

    I also have a pretty cool tasker profile setup so that when my phone and watch are connected I don't need to enter a PIN to access the handset.

    My main music app is deezer, but I've yet to find a smartwatch app I can use to switch tracks on that. Admittedly, I did stop looking about 2 months ago.

    All in all, it does some nice things and it is handy, but my life wouldn't be much more difficult without it.
  12. psyxologos

    psyxologos Well-Known Member

    I do not know. When I bought my Z1 I bought the smartwatch 2 as well as I got a good deal. Since then I have taken it out of the box twice, and worn it a total of 30 minutes. How do you make and receive calls from it El Presidente? I see I can 'call' someone from it but the sound comes from the handset. Am I doing something wrong?

    Stuters, if you want one you can have mine. i am sure we can strike a deal.... ;)
  13. El Presidente

    El Presidente Beware The Milky Pirate! Moderator

    No, I use the phone app on the watch, but I'm either connected to my earphones/mic or my bluetooth speaker/mic combo.

    Sorry if that wasn't clear.
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  14. psyxologos

    psyxologos Well-Known Member

    No, it was very clear. It is just me trying to find out how to utilize the smartwatch best! :)

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