Deal: Sony's Smartwatch 3 drops below the $150 mark

Deal: Sony's Smartwatch 3 drops below the $150 mark
There's no question that the smartwatch has a long way to go in convincing us that it's more than a fad. The emerging product category of the wrist-worn computer was supposed to have been buoyed by the introduction of the Apple Watch. But as Ray pointed out earlier, that hasn't really happened. Rather than seeing such devices as a necessary portion of the digital diet, we find ourselves picking up a smartwatch for the sake of it, or out of intrigue. Or – as in this instance – because it's cheap enough for us not to say no. The Sony Smartwatch 3, which usually ranges between $250-$300 on Amazon, can currently be snapped up from under $150 – not a bad deal by anyone's reckoning. 

A lot of Android Wear-running devices have dropped in price of late, including Motorola's slick-looking Moto 360. The Sony Smartwatch 3, which, like many of the company's smartphones, is waterproof, packs a 1.6-inch display, 4 GB of storage, and bundles GPS to boot. It does, of course, run on Android Wear, and additionally, offers the latest Android 5.1.1 following the recent update. 

Thanks to Amazon, you can pick up the white model for $147.95, while the black version costs $170.11 and the lime variant $159.95. The fact that the darker configuration is still pricier is likely due to demand, with the less conspicuous color options seemingly favored by folk who don't want their watch to out them as a mega geek. 

There's no telling when these savings will cease, so if you are interested in a device that can apparently chug along for two days without charge, do check the source. 

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9 Comments

1. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

These price cuts are tempting me to buy smart watch instead of waiting for gear A.

2. fyahking

Posts: 1146; Member since: Jan 28, 2015

This or zenwatch?

4. sgodsell

Posts: 6843; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

The Sony SmartWatch 3 has NFC, WiFi, and GPS. The zenwatch has none of those.

5. kent-gaga

Posts: 609; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

the SW3 doesnt look good, but the Zenwatch is even worse in every way possible so i'd go for the SW3

8. Feanor

Posts: 1315; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

I think the SW3 with metal strap looks better than most.

6. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

I guess heart rate monitor is better on this one, if that's what important in your decision.

9. My1cent

Posts: 370; Member since: Jan 30, 2014

Maybe the next one but not inside SW3!

3. steelew

Posts: 219; Member since: Jun 04, 2012

I'd still like to see a timex wear watch.

7. maria2309

Posts: 13; Member since: Jul 09, 2015

if it in Vietnam I would buy immediately a

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