Sony SmartWatch 3 and SmartBand Talk renders appear, as clear as the Hudson River
0. phoneArena 31 Aug 2014, 10:19 posted on
Sony is expected to introduce the Sony Xperia Z3, Sony Xperia Z3 Compact and the Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact this coming week at IFA in Berlin. In addition, it appears that Sony will be introducing a pair of new wearable devices at the same time. Fuzzy looking renders of both the Sony SmartWatch 3 and the Sony SmartBand Talk have appeared, sparking talk that both will also be unveiled at the Sony event on September 4th...
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1. master-mkk (Posts: 23; Member since: 27 Aug 2014)
hahahahahahaha what a funny cortical name .............. good one phonearena
18. sgodsell (Posts: 1289; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)
At first it wasn't powered by Android Wear and now it is? Who knows maybe Sony added a runtime on their new Android wear watch. Considering the original SmartWatch used a cortex-M3 running at 120mhz (STM32F2) with 128kb of ram. (I have that watch still). The Sony SmartWatch 2 used a cortex-M4 running at 180mhz (STM32F42x) with 256kb of ram. All Android wear watches currently have 512mb of ram running KitKat 4.4W, and the two that are currently available are using a Snapdragon 400 CPU running at 1.2ghz. More then enough horse power to run the older Sony SmartWatch software under emulation even.
I really hope it is using Android Wear. If it is, then way to go Sony.
2. ArtSim98 (Posts: 2955; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)
Jeez. Why would SONY ditch their classy looks and copy the DESIGN from SAMSUNG? Wtf. I'm going home.
And I wonder if the "Sony Core" device (the actual device inside SmartBand) will have any use in future devices. Because when they released it they said that it will be compatible with some future stuff too. I kinda doubt it though.
5. xperiaDROID (Posts: 5556; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)
This time must be the biggest disappointment from Sony. I hope not, but something tells me that they will disappoint.
6. ArtSim98 (Posts: 2955; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)
Yeah. If all the leaks so far are correct, their Mobile divisions IFA will be a fail. I still have some hopes, but every day the situation just looks worse and worse :(
14. Feanor (Posts: 310; Member since: 20 Jun 2012)
Clearly. They are already ditching Omnibalance design for a non descript design for the Z3 but this is really bad. They got panicked by Galaxy Gear success and they decided to copy exactly at the time when Samsung, LG and Motorola are evolving away from this style.
And if one considers that Sony had a two year head start with the Live View and the Smartwatch 1, this is even more embarrassing.
19. sgodsell (Posts: 1289; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)
First of all the original SmartWatch only had 128kb of ram running with a cortex-M3. The 2 stepped up to 256kb of ram running a cortex-M4. Now if the 3 is really running with Android Wear then that means the watch will be running with 512mb of ram running with the latest KitKat 4.4W. So that means the 3 will have 4096 times the amount of ram compared to the original SmartWatch, or 2048 times the amount of ram compared to the SmartWatch 2. So in other words the new Sony SmartWatch 3 could run Android Wear and if Sony included a runtime for the the older SmartWatches, then it could run all the existing Sony SmartWatch software apps as well. That would give it an advantage over the others. That would be cool if they did something like that.
13. Vexify (banned) (Posts: 570; Member since: 16 Jun 2014)
This is why I only stick to their console products LOL.
15. ArtSim98 (Posts: 2955; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)
Well all of their products are pretty much top notch. Only now the Z3 and this smartwatch don't seem to be on real Sony level.
3. enzotarece (Posts: 23; Member since: 14 Aug 2013)
think i might finally get a wearable and it must be sony
4. xperiaDROID (Posts: 5556; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)
Oh no, not this please. Something tells me that Sony will sell the Smartwatch 3 at a high price, and with that boring Samsung Gear Live look on it? I'm out.
Asus Zenwatch, here I come!
7. hboy857 (Posts: 210; Member since: 03 Jun 2013)
Boring unattractive looking, doesn't look like Sony product at all .....................................
8. flaming-butthole (Posts: 10; Member since: 21 Aug 2014)
*as clear as the Houston river*
9. rd_nest (Posts: 770; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)
WOW! Samsung started this 320 x 320 resolution and now everyone is following it.. Talk about setting a trend..
[Don't take it seriously, just kidding]
11. ikenvape (Posts: 65; Member since: 28 May 2014)
Guys, calm down. These are rendered images. Just wait for Wednesday.
12. master-mkk (Posts: 23; Member since: 27 Aug 2014)
the most wearable im exited about is the gear s and g watch r not this even thou i love sony smartphones " sony experia z2 " this is soo bad looking thing
16. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3309; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)
Smartwatches will take a while to mature. Personally, I'd like something like LG's "R" watch, but without the invasive sensors, without the always on/always listening, and with a very long battery life. I am willing to wait (and pay) for this sort of watch.
Meanwhile, there are a lot of watches coming out now that are really primitive and just clones of each other basically. These are great if you are a tech fan or develop software for smartwatches. The price isn't too bad and the watches have a fair amount of processing power because they use a smartphone chip, the S400, for the most part. Unfortunately this made-for-phone chip plus the always on/always listening and all the sensors are why battery life is terrible, often only a day.
Android Wear is going to sweep the proprietary platforms into the dust, though. I wouldn't want to be a Tizen developer.
17. John2014 (Posts: 34; Member since: 14 Jan 2014)
I think it's not bad. If you want to looks like real watch(Moto and LG). You should buy real watch.
20. willywanta (Posts: 37; Member since: 04 Jun 2014)
sony smartwatch 3 looks a lot better than their previous watches. They were "toy like". This one looks more like a proper watch