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Just picked one of these up for my sister for an Xmas present. Was about to pay £25.00 yesterday, but it has dropped another £5 overnight which is a nice bonus.

Dont forget quidco to add a few pence more off that price.

Reading about the product it appears they have updated the firmware to fix most of the major bugs and the watch strap is now updated to remove the issue that would cause the unit to learn to fly. Also now compatible with standard watch straps if the sports design isn't to your liking.

Works with most Android phones - If you run Android 2.0 or greater then it should work provided your phone has bluetooth - However a compatibility list of confirmed working phones is listed in my post below.
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Previous deal located here

http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/sonyericsson-liveview-25-1062287

However that forgot to add the £7 or so of postage sony wanted directly.

http://www.engadget.com/2010/12/01/sony-ericsson-liveview-review/
Engadget review - not very positive but reading the forums suggest an update fixes most of the issues raised

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KN2qoA0FfHQ
SE video demo.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G8k-yd3axHQ
Video review.

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=867376
User review with some nice photos

http://www.ohgizmo.com/2011/06/17/ohgizmo-review-sony-ericsson-liveview/
A review from 2011 following the updates and bug fixes which makes for promising reading compared to just after the release of the product.

Before the usual group of people start asking will it work with x y and z phone
Works with Android phones only. No iOS, no windows phones, no WebOS, no Blackberry and no Symbians.

Confirmed Compatibility list here
DELL
DELL – Streak

HTC
HTC Desire
HTC Desire 2.2
HTC Desire Z 2.2
HTC Wildfire 2.1
HTC – Legend
HTC – Desire HD
HTC Desire S
HTC Cha Cha

LG
Optimus 2X

Motorola
Motorola Milestone 2.0.1
Motorola Milestone XT720
Motorola - Moto Flipout
ATRIX

Nexus One 2.2

Samsung
Samsung Galaxy S
Galaxy S II
Samsung Galaxy S 2.1
Samsung – Galaxy Tab

Sony Ericsson
Live with Walkman™
Xperia™ active
HD phone
Xperia™ arc
Xperia™ arc S
Xperia™ mini
Android keyboard
Xperia™ mini pro
Xperia™ neo
Xperia™ neo V
Android mobile
Xperia™ PLAY
business phone
Xperia™ pro
Xperia™ ray
Xperia™ X10
Xperia™ X10 mini
Xperia™ X10 mini pro
Xperia™ X8

So basically anything with Android 2.0 or higher and bluetooth.

Phones that users of the device confirm work in addition to the above
ZTE blade here
Orange San Francisco here

From their page for those wanting a bit more info without clicking the link.

"Take control of your phone without ever taking it out. The LiveView is wearable and wireless, you can also customise it with applications.

Always connected with the window into your world!
Take a peek into the window of your world with the wireless Sony Ericsson LiveView. The Sony Ericsson LiveView uses Bluetooth connectivity to wirelessly pair up to a compatible handset. The Sony Ericsson LiveView will allow you to read SMS and MMS messages, manage incoming calls see who is calling and keep up to date with the latest news on Facebook and Twitter.

Make it yours!
The first Sony Ericsson accessory to be compatible with the open Android platform, the Sony Ericsson LiveView gives developers an open platform to be creative and develop the next must-have application! This means endless possibilities for consumers and lots of exciting applications to choose from.

How do you wear yours?
Be unique with Sony Ericsson LiveView! Designed with individuality in mind the Sony Ericsson LiveView can be clipped anywhere you want - a pocket, shirt collar, or a bag
strap - whatever you want and whenever you want it. It can even be connected to a watch strap so that you can check calls and messages as often as the time!

Control your music!
Pocket your phone and control your music wherever you are! Enjoy your favourite tunes in all situations - even when you cant reach your phone!

Whats in the box:
LiveView
Clip
Wristband
Micro USB Charger
User Guide"


Edited By: Astec123 on Nov 27, 2011 23:54: Added further phones supported.
MattyPlant#2
I like it!
Firemountain 3 Likes #3
funky and handy if ur not allowed ur fone out in the workplace
mario999#4
What's the battery like on these?
Astec123#5
funky and handy if ur not allowed ur fone out in the workplace


My thoughts exactly when I saw this first time around and considered it an ideal gift for my sister.

What's the battery like on these?


Some places say every other day, others say up to about a week, one review I read said daily as it would not have enough juice to do a full second day. Really depends on how much you look at it and abuse the battery life. Seems to be about 2-3days on average based on the user reviews I have read. Also remember that some reviews will be on new batteries that have not been run in yet. As it takes about a week for a battery to show accurate performance, I'd take the wont last a day reviews with a pinch of salt. A lot of reviews may be just people writing the review on the first day they have used it, hammering the on button every 2 seconds to show everyone they know their new toy and also that the battery bar will not generally show a true representation of the charge left after it is new due to the run in period.

Edited By: Astec123 on Nov 27, 2011 23:47
mighty mugger#6
Wow this looks interesting. Shame no work on San Fran.
anewman#7
mighty mugger
Wow this looks interesting. Shame no work on San Fran.

Should do?! All you need is android and bluetooth. Quite tempted...
Astec123#8
Wow this looks interesting. Shame no work on San Fran.


San fran runs Android 2.1 read the above post as should work on any Android 2.0 or above device with bluetooth.

Will update my original posts to make the support more clear

http://android.modaco.com/topic/324944-sony-ericsson-liveview/

And apparently yes they do work confirmed by an end user as above in the final post.
ScubaDudes#9
Can you answer a call on this?.
zAndy1#10
gavjbrown
Can you answer a call on this?.


No
Astec123#11
Can you answer a call on this?.


It is not a phone, it reports activity from your phone. It cannot be used to make or receive calls, but will report when it rings who it is etc.

Edited By: Astec123 on Nov 27, 2011 23:56
ScubaDudes#12
Astec123
Can you answer a call on this?.


It is not a phone, it reports activity from your phone. It cannot be used to make or receive calls, but will report when it rings who it is etc.


ok thanks. I know it's not a phone but I was just hoping it would answer calls like a bluetooth headset can.


Edited By: gavjbrown on Nov 28, 2011 00:10: .
mario999#13
This looks interesting. Velcro strap looks a bit cheap, but I guess that can be changed. Also, from reading a review it seems that if the battery powers down for any reason, the time isn't kept and will need to be re synced with the phone which seems a bit of a pain.
Goo5e#14
mighty mugger
Wow this looks interesting. Shame no work on San Fran.


Pretty easy to get the san fran up to 2.2. Did it on my sis' phone with no hiccups:

http://www.sanfranciscoandroid.co.uk/android/how-to-install-custom-roms-android-2-2-from-scratch-on-the-orange-san-francisco-zte-blade/
Goo5e#15
Heat added btw - nabbed one for the missus' HTC for chrimbo.
mhopley#16
I know these are meant to be a bit rubbish, but for £20 its worth a play.
Astec123#17
This looks interesting. Velcro strap looks a bit cheap, but I guess that can be changed. Also, from reading a review it seems that if the battery powers down for any reason, the time isn't kept and will need to be re synced with the phone which seems a bit of a pain.


Yep, seen a load of reviews about that, but most seem to suggest that the phone resyncs shortly after a disconnect if it happens and people are saying it is quite rare with the latest updates and if the phone is kept close by in your pocket etc that it doesn't really happen unless you leave them get too far apart.
LegendPixelsuspended#18
this come in handy while driving? yes no?
goliath#19
For £20 it's worth a punt! Fingers x it works as advertised
indiefilm#20
shame i just moved away to an iphone (i broke my android, this was a spare phone)

i'd be tempted at this price if it worked with apple too

(this is NOT an fanboy dig, i miss my HD2)

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