Sony SmartWatch 2

In November last year I got myself the Sony SmartWatch 2! This is the first part of my review on it.

The SmartWatch 2 was just available then and it was rather expensive. Only two South African stores had it in stock – Orange and EXPANSYS. I found the Orange online store to be cheaper as they offer free shipping on orders exceeding 1 000 ZAR.

As Orange Online Store South Africa doesn’t have stock locally they courier your order as soon as they receive it. My SmartWatch was imported from Orange in the United Kingdom. Orange uses DHL Express for the shipping of items. Both Orange and DHL are amazing! I definitely recommend using both. They offer excellent service all the way! The tracking system DHL offers is great as you do not need to log onto the website every time, but you can subscribe for updates via e-mail and SMS!

This is DHL’s shipment tracking of my watch:

Monday, November 18, 2013 Location Time Pieces
18 Delivered Northern Cape 13:35
 SW2
Thursday, November 14, 2013 Location Time Pieces
17 Forwarded for delivery JOHANNESBURG OUTLYING – SOUTH AFRICA 09:25
 SW2
16 Arrived at Delivery Facility in JOHANNESBURG OUTLYING – SOUTH AFRICA JOHANNESBURG OUTLYING – SOUTH AFRICA 08:59
 SW2
15 Departed Facility in JOHANNESBURG – SOUTH AFRICA JOHANNESBURG – SOUTH AFRICA 06:22
 SW2
14 Processed at JOHANNESBURG – SOUTH AFRICA JOHANNESBURG – SOUTH AFRICA 06:18
 SW2
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 Location Time Pieces
13 Clearance processing complete at JOHANNESBURG – SOUTH AFRICA JOHANNESBURG – SOUTH AFRICA 20:12
 SW2
12 Customs status updated JOHANNESBURG – SOUTH AFRICA 19:24
 SW2
11 Clearance event JOHANNESBURG – SOUTH AFRICA 05:45
 SW2
10 Processed for clearance at JOHANNESBURG – SOUTH AFRICA JOHANNESBURG – SOUTH AFRICA 05:45
 SW2
9 Arrived at Sort Facility JOHANNESBURG – SOUTH AFRICA JOHANNESBURG – SOUTH AFRICA 05:38
 SW2
Tuesday, November 12, 2013 Location Time Pieces
8 Departed Facility in LONDON – HEATHROW – UK LONDON – HEATHROW – UK 07:34
 SW2
7 Transferred through LONDON – HEATHROW – UK LONDON – HEATHROW – UK 07:33
 SW2
6 Arrived at Sort Facility LONDON – HEATHROW – UK LONDON – HEATHROW – UK 07:17
 SW2
5 Departed Facility in EAST MIDLANDS – UK EAST MIDLANDS – UK 04:16
 SW2
4 Processed at EAST MIDLANDS – UK EAST MIDLANDS – UK 02:02
 SW2
Monday, November 11, 2013 Location Time Pieces
3 Arrived at Sort Facility EAST MIDLANDS – UK EAST MIDLANDS – UK 23:29
 SW2
2 Processed at LONDON – HEATHROW – UK LONDON – HEATHROW – UK 19:56
 SW2
1 Shipment information received LONDON – HEATHROW – UK 17:37

You’ll see that the watch quickly made its way from the UK to SA. Unfortunately things doesn’t happen that quickly in South Africa. But the little wait was still worth it! Keep an eye out for the second part of my review on the Sony SmartWatch 2 appearing soon!

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