Sony releasing goodies for its SmartWatch 3 – a stainless steel strap and a modular kit to make it compatible with any harness

Last month, at CES 2015, Sony showcased a stainles steel band-equipped SmartWatch 3 – catering to the ones that prefer contemporary style over the sportish looks of the currently available sillicone-rubber strap. Back then, the best we could get to a launch date for the new straps was "some time in February".

Well, today, Sony has announced that the new "stainless steel edition" of the SmartWatch 3 will be launching globally this week. Now, just a note here – the wearable's chassis has always been made of stainless steel, it's mainly the strap that Sony 's slogan is aimed at.

Current customers will be able to pick up a metal strap some time in the early spring, according to the company's announcement, and, what's even more exciting for wearable fans, Sony will also be launching a modular "holder" kit, which should, reportedly, allow users to attach any watch strap to the SmartWatch 3. The kit will additionally come with a brown / black leather strap for your styling pleasure.

source: Sony via Android Central



1. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

This looks a lot like samsung gear 2.. and yet people blame samsung for bad designs..

2. sgodsell

Posts: 7605; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

You can only do so much with a small watch. Especially since the display takes up most of the watch face area. Also the Gear 2 is more rectangle, where as this SmartWatch 3 is more square.

4. TechNerd

Posts: 66; Member since: May 03, 2014

You mean the square shape?` Lets see which company issues a patents on that design first...

5. hwb01

Posts: 355; Member since: Apr 17, 2014

In related news... Apple sues Samsung because the Galaxy Gear looks like an iPod Nano/ Apple Watch

3. Deadeye37

Posts: 312; Member since: Jan 25, 2011

It needs that modular kit. I like the look of the watch, but that stainless steel band is UGLY! There are other stainless steel bands that look much better.

6. bford

Posts: 15; Member since: May 18, 2015

4 months later and still no holder kit. Still waiting Sony. I probably should just sell the watch, seems like they were bluffing on the holder kit. Was a major reason I got the watch in the first place.

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