Sony SmartWatch 3 and SmartBand Talk renders appear, as clear as the Hudson River

Sony SmartWatch 3 and SmartBand Talk renders appear, as clear as the Hudson River
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.

The Sony SmartWatch 3 is powered by Android Wear and will feature a 1.68 inch screen with a 320 x 320 resolution. The timepiece has an IP58 certification, which means that it will withstand a submersion in up to 5 feet of water, for as long as 30 minutes.

The Sony SmartBand Talk is the follow up to the Sony SmartBand line, used by health conscious fitness buffs, to monitor all of their movements over the course of a day. With a curved e-ink display, the SmartBand Talk features Bluetooth connectivity. Use of the word "Talk" at the end of the product's name reveals that this wearable might have some phone capabilities, or perhaps it will notify you about calls to a paired smartphone.

It is a big week coming up with product introductions expected from a number of manufacturers. The excitement is building, and Sony's presentation will be taking place on Thursday.

source: 9to5Google via AndroidCentral



1. master-mkk

Posts: 214; Member since: Aug 27, 2014

hahahahahahaha what a funny cortical name .............. good one phonearena

18. sgodsell

Posts: 7519; Member since: Mar 16, 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: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 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: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

This time must be the biggest disappointment from Sony. I hope not, but something tells me that they will disappoint.

6. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 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: 1412; Member since: Jun 20, 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: 7519; Member since: Mar 16, 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

Posts: 570; Member since: Jun 16, 2014

This is why I only stick to their console products LOL.

15. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 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: 87; Member since: Aug 14, 2013

think i might finally get a wearable and it must be sony

4. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 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: 367; Member since: Jun 03, 2013

Boring unattractive looking, doesn't look like Sony product at all .....................................

8. flaming-butthole

Posts: 10; Member since: Aug 21, 2014

*as clear as the Houston river* Lol

10. flaming-butthole

Posts: 10; Member since: Aug 21, 2014


9. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 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: 309; Member since: May 28, 2014

Guys, calm down. These are rendered images. Just wait for Wednesday.

12. master-mkk

Posts: 214; Member since: Aug 27, 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: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 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: 43; Member since: Jan 14, 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: 502; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

sony smartwatch 3 looks a lot better than their previous watches. They were "toy like". This one looks more like a proper watch

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