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Sony Ericsson Live View Smart Watch




This little accessory for the Sony-Ericsson smartphone (including the new Sony handsets) is called the Live View, a first generation smart watch that extends the display of your SE phone to the watch via Bluetooth.

This model has been around for over a year but there’s a new one that looks and works way better. In any case, the device looks pretty interesting especially if you have a Sony-Ericsson Android handset with you to pair it with.

The Live View is actually pretty small and light, has a curved and squarish shape made of glossy plastic. The dimensions might be a little smaller than a Baby G and comes in either a metal clip-on back panel or an attachment for the Velcro wrist-strap so you can wear it like a watch.

There’s an LED and Power button along with a Select button on the top side of the Live View. The USB port is at the bottom end, hidden by a rubber flap.

The screen itself is a bit tiny, just over an inch across and works as some sort of touchscreen as well (works like the edge-sensitive navigation of the PlayBook).

To hook it up to your Sony handset, just activate Bluetooth and pair the two in a matter of seconds. Once it is paired, your phone wi prompt you to download the Live View app from the Google Play Store.

Using the Live View app, you can now set some functions and features of the Live View accessory — set RSS url, launch apps like Twitter and Facebook, check calendar and alerts (SMS and calls) as well as a nifty feature called Find Phone.

When activated, the Find Phone will prompt your handset to set a sound alarm until you finally find it and deactivate.

Pressing the Select button for about 3 seconds will enable a remote control for the music player on your phone. Basic commands such as volume up/down, forward/rewind and play/pause can be done via the Live View.

The Sony-Ericsson Live View retails for about Php2,500 over at Widget City and is really fun to have when you already own a Sony handset or even the older Sony-Ericsson Android smartphones. Check out details here.

To make this a little more fun, we’re also giving away this review unit to anyone with a Sony smartphone. We’ll use Rafflecopter once more.


a Rafflecopter giveaway



Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech. You Can follow him on Twitter @abeolandres.

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171 Responses

  1. loudell says:

    Love this gadget.. wish I have one.. will look good with my Se W8 walkman..

  2. lawrencemark57 says:

    not much of a practical use, but looks nice anyway. it would be cool to have one, paired up with my sony ericsson live with walkman :))

  3. This looks interesting. It would be nice if I have this with my Walkman. :D

  4. javalite says:

    Been eying this via Widget City and reading review over the net – could be a good accessory to your mobile phone. Hopefully the MotoActv comes to the Philippines as well. =)

  5. Robert Wong says:

    looks really nice, plus wearing this would make me look like a techy person. and yes this would be a perfect gift for my sister since she owns a Sony Xperia S :))

  6. RaGe says:

    perfect for my Xperia neo :)

  7. Docalfred says:

    Is it possible to pair it with another Android gadget other than a Sony?

  8. Shimshon Santiago says:

    Hi Sir Yuga, this will compliment my Xperia Ray, and I ‘ve been eyeing this device ever since it was released,

    Thank you and more power sir!

  9. Gamedok says:

    You can also hook this up on any Android phone as long as you download the LiveView app on Google Play.

  10. Jayson Casanova says:

    Hope I would win this raffle, perfect for my Sony Ericsson Live with Walkman that I bought from Widgetcity :)

  11. pedro says:

    I have one. Came with the Xperia Active that I have… Nice accessory. Can even read text messages with it… Nice cp locator…

    In its wrist watch mode its hard to charge the battery since I have to remove in it watch casing…

  12. Kean says:

    I just bought my Sony Xperia Ray! This would be perfect!

  13. My Precious XD..... says:

    My Precious XD…..

  14. Laz says:

    can it be used? to any other Mobile Droid out there? like for example One S?

    • benchmark says:

      Well I was told by widget city in their fb, it will work in any android phone. But I think you can never maximize what this device can do if you are using other android phone other than SE or Sony.

  15. Cris says:

    Im using xperia neo, which i bought from widget city :)

  16. Neil says:

    I don’t have an Android phone. :D

  17. John Carlo says:

    Looks interesting. Wish I have one. :)

  18. John Carlo says:

    Looks interesting. Wish I have one.

  19. Sonny David Huab says:

    A must-have. :D

  20. Jam says:

    I bought my Sony Xperia S 3 days ago and I was satisfied with it. Getting this accessory will make my Sony Xperia S more fun.

  21. Angel says:

    nice… love to have one of this.

  22. Joemel says:

    HTC Sensation XE perfect for music listening without bringing the phone out

  23. tim tan says:

    been looking for this since last dec. buti nalang mura sa widgetcity.
    bagay sa mini pro ko hehehe

  24. raymund says:

    Habang wala pa ang xperia p. pwede ko itong ipartner sa aking xperia neo V.

  25. Nikko says:

    This would totally compliment my Xperia Neo. :D

  26. Grace says:

    Sony Xperia Ray

  27. rei says:

    My Xperia Arc S would be getting handsome with this stuff.

  28. Glen says:

    Got a Sony Ericsson W995 & Xperia Pro

  29. Peter says:

    I love to have this smart watch…

  30. danya says:

    Would look snazzy with my white arc s!

  31. kram says:

    Perfect for may Xperia Ray

  32. I had my HTC Wildfire S for a long time and been eyeing on a new phone, I’m planning to get myself a Sony Ericsson phone maybe the Xperia Ray coz it looks so sleek and cool : )

  33. Rem says:

    Sony Ericsson ST18i Xperia Ray!

  34. dana says:

    sony xperia s!!!!

  35. dave says:

    good for my brothers xperia play XD

  36. daven says:

    nice method in picking winners XD

    i’m using SE play XD

  37. justin says:

    this one comes free with the xperia active if am not wrong..

  38. Patrick says:

    Xperia Arc S

  39. brymarti says:

    perfect for my xperia mini pro sk17i :)

  40. john says:

    xperia mini

  41. Law says:

    I’m selling my Sony Ericsson Live View watch P1.5K. 2nd hand with a leather watch strap aside from the Velcro . Used around 5 months. Im not using it anymore because I changed to Blackberry. p.If anyone is interested, you can contact me 09178346691

  42. Charles says:

    Perfect for my Sony Ericsson Experia RAY!

  43. Carlo Jay says:

    Sony Experia Ray

  44. hharley mah - son says:

    Sony Ericsson Xperia arc

  45. Francis Gamban says:

    Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc

  46. Sharmeleine Dy says:

    sony xperia ray

  47. jm bustonera says:

    planning to buy xperia s this coming june.. magandang accessory itu kung manalo :D

  48. duke_06 says:

    I own a SGY… HAHA! But I’m craving for a Sony Xperia S!

  49. jaye pilares says:

    wala pa ako android e.

  50. Margaret S. Chan says:

    I am using Samsung and Myphone

  51. Carolyn Ong says:

    Samsung Galaxy S

  52. Rhozallino Ramones says:

    Im using Samsung Galaxy Mini

  53. Jojami Ko says:

    got none so far but used to have an x10 mini pro

  54. Dave says:

    Samsung i9003 Galaxy S

  55. John Angelo says:

    i want to have have this SE live view smart watch!! perfect for my XPERIA S

  56. deej says:

    i’m currently using SE Neo V & i want one of those!

    yuga, akin na lang yan! :)

  57. hanzabogaroo says:

    i want this watch.. yeh.. more power yugatech and widget city

  58. Ferdinand Sayson says:

    I own a sony xperia ray.. I think it a good partner for that live view watch!

  59. Ronn says:

    fits for my xperia play.

  60. daddyjoey says:

    uy, pede sa se ko yan! :D

  61. Jerry says:

    i own a smart netphone 701 :)

  62. danz niño gonzales says:

    htc sensation

  63. Sherwin Mariano says:

    I’m using SE Arc S. What a perfect match! :)

  64. Jonathan says:

    SE Xperia NEO

  65. Lorenzo Cruz says:

    Samsung Galaxy Nexus

  66. arlie says:

    samsung galaxy mini

  67. pao says:

    I want one too :)))) Xperia s ;))

  68. emman says:

    I own a SE Arc S and hoping to win..finger cross!

  69. Epifanio says:

    SE Xperia Ray

  70. Julius says:

    Perfect partner for my SE Xperia ray. :-)

  71. Rene Gatdula says:

    I own an Xperia Mini..

  72. Migz says:

    Optimus Black

  73. beninoy says:

    planning to but a Xperia pro. A great accessory I’m going to win it.

  74. Gab says:

    I was looking for this…

  75. Jules Delos Reyes says:

    I own SE Arc S. :)

  76. Jarvin Tablang says:

    I own a Sony Ericson Arc S. ^0^

  77. rbb says:

    i am playing with my SE experia!

  78. Regine says:

    Good thing they made a newer one. The first one needed a lot of tweaking.

  79. Doobie says:

    wala akong sony smartphone but I want to join, possible ba?

  80. Jepoy says:

    Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo!

  81. JIng says:

    i do have a netphone 701 but looking forward to owning a xperia sola :)

  82. NIXS1225 says:

    Sony Ericsson Live with Walkman!

  83. leo rances garcia says:

    my andriod phone is Sony Ericsson Xperia mini

  84. jesser says:

    galaxy y

  85. kArLaLa says:

    I’m using a Sony Ericsson Live with Walkman :)

  86. joel says:

    i own a sony ericsson xperia arc

  87. Herson Villalba AGma says:

    Sony Ericson Xperia

  88. Alvin Jerome R. Hipo says:

    Sony Ericson Xperia Arc

  89. Benchmark says:

    sali ako, kahit hinde ako SE user…just an Android user…hehehe as if mananalo! wahihihihi

    Good luck sa mga sumali.

  90. manny c says:

    mga sir, paano ba gamitin ang Rafflecopter ?
    paki explain step by step.
    thanks

  91. Dwin Villegas says:

    I own a Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo :)

  92. noel says:

    will use it with Sony Ericsson Arc S

  93. Karlo says:

    I Own Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S

  94. vic rodriguez says:

    i have a SE live, is this compatible with it?

  95. emman says:

    perfect for my experia arc S

  96. Jordan says:

    I want one!

  97. juicyjor says:

    nku, wala pa ako android phone. pero kung manalo man, for sure un na ung bibilihin ko. goodbye WP7.5

  98. Clint says:

    Unfortunately, I don’t have any Android gadget but I’m happy with my Blackberry phone.

  99. Raymond says:

    I own a SE X10 Mini Pro. But I’m thinking of upgrading to the Sony Xperia P when it becomes available. =D

  100. Edwin Daryl Dy says:

    I use an HTC HD2. The most hackable phone ever. :)) Im aiming for an HTC ONE X though

  101. jesser says:

    SE x10 mini

  102. Ramon says:

    i love my se xperia mini pro, its compact and feature-packed. I think I’m still gonna hang on to this baby for a while ( until a newer model comes around).

  103. KP Daliposa says:

    I use a Sony Ericsson Xperia ray :)

  104. arnold pangyarihan says:

    I own a SE wt19i.

  105. Andre says:

    Xperia Neo

  106. Ela says:

    Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo. Upgrading to Sony Xperia S

  107. Gian says:

    I own a samsung galaxy ace and i know that the sleek sony live view complement it the best!!!

  108. alvin says:

    i used sony ericsson neo :)

  109. Live with walkman, waiting for Xperia Sola.

  110. tin says:

    I have Xperia mini pro :)

  111. rommel says:

    experia arc

  112. farrah says:

    This is simply the best partner for my Sony Xperia S!

  113. Radney says:

    SE Live with Walkman

  114. wreek888 says:

    Im using LG optimus 2X

  115. Lionell Briones says:

    I’m using Sony Xperia Ray

  116. Daryll P. says:

    Google Nexus One

  117. Yves Mozart Parma says:

    SE Neo V

  118. lexty says:

    Im using a Black Sony Xperia S, it would be great to have it paired with the Sony Live View!

  119. kimkae says:

    great! device that can be paired to any android phones..alcatel ot-918n puzzle S.B.H. retouched by Jbazt..

  120. soulgemini says:

    Xperia Neo V user here. Hoping to win this one and paired to my sony device. (crossing fingers)

  121. arvinparedes says:

    sony experia arc

  122. Joh Carlo G. Carpio says:

    Sony Xperia Ray

  123. Ryan Lugtu says:

    I just bought a Sony Xperia Pro from Widgetcity!

  124. kyle nalo says:

    i have xperia mini pro from widgetcity :)

  125. Fred G. Carreon says:

    i have SE Live with walkman ! :)

  126. bonifg says:

    love to pair this with my SE x10 mini pro and/or LG P500

  127. whoaitsdwardy says:

    gimmie one! hahaha! been waiting for this for so long. :))

  128. Christian Quafiricua says:

    Nice with a NEO V!

  129. Howelll says:

    I have SE Xperia Arc S and Galaxy S 2

  130. Howell P. Lucillo says:

    I have Xperia Arc S and Samsung Galaxy S2

  131. Neal Owen says:

    I have SE Live with walkman and Samsung Galaxy S2 bought from WidgetCity.

  132. Verlin Casunuran says:

    I have SE Xperia Neo.

  133. Acar B says:

    I have a Samsung Galaxy S II and a Cherry Mobile Nova.

  134. Ron Ducay says:

    I have Sony Ericsson Live with Walkman. Perfect for the name of LiewView watch.

  135. dewee says:

    xperia ray

  136. Anthony says:

    SE xperia neo

  137. Phillip says:

    I dont have an android smartphone but if I win this I’ll buy one. :D

  138. Brian says:

    SE Xperia Neo

  139. daniel says:

    xperia arc S!

  140. dark drew says:

    x10i

  141. altaria says:

    nice blog

  142. Ken Choi says:

    No android phone yet :)

  143. Leonard says:

    Samsung galaxy S2

  144. Jay says:

    Xperia Arc

  145. Kalypso says:

    DIDNT SE RELEASE THEIR NEW MULTIYOUCH SMARTWATCH!!!?? WHAT IS THIS CRAP?

  146. gemai rogando says:

    i have a SE live

  147. super cool,wish to have this someday….-)

  148. Cool this gadget is awesome,wish to own one before i die…lol

  149. raffy rojo says:

    I can use this along with my Xperia Neo

  150. Dan Jayson Ronquillo says:

    Perfect for my Xperia Neo. I want to try this one. :) Gimme, gimme, gimme. :))

  151. Corinne says:

    SG B7510

  152. Clarence Alvarado says:

    My Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc needs this one! :))

  153. John says:

    I am interested with the Xperia P. Looks like a nice accessory for this.

  154. Myk says:

    i need this for my xperia mini pro =)

  155. JE says:

    I don’t have a Sony Android phone but hoping to win so I can pair it with my Netphone 701.

  156. primon says:

    Does it work with non Sony android phones too?

  157. tineteen says:

    been reading all your review on the latest gadgets and pricing. just wondering can this watch be paired with a galaxy phone? my brother wanted to buy this but he have a samsung galaxy sl. pls do comment to my inquiry

  158. Joanne says:

    Good post. I learn something new and challenging on websites I stumbleupon every
    day. It’s always helpful to read articles from other authors and use a little something from their web sites.

  159. El Rey says:

    Yes, I bought this at Lazada online shop.. Please help me which phone should i buy to pair with this watch…please!thanks

  160. Chngkyl says:

    Can this be used as a watch only to tell time? Im planning to buy this without connecting it to my phone. Pls confirm thanks..

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