Sony takes on Apple's Watch, says the SmartWatch 3 offers two-day battery life

Sony takes on Apple's Watch, says the SmartWatch 3 offers two-day battery life
Apple today finally announced all the details we needed to know about its very first smartwatch, which, as you've probably heard, is simply called Apple Watch.

The Apple Watch will be available to buy starting April 24. The cheapest models will cost $349, while the most expensive ones - Apple Watch Edition - will go up to $17,000 (yup, that's not a typo).

Mere hours after Apple announced that its Watch can offer "all-day battery" (which means 18 hours, not 24), Sony took to Twitter and Facebook to remind the world that its SmartWatch 3 features "two-day battery." The Japanese company used an image similar to Apple's to inform us about the long-lasting battery of the SmartWatch 3, clearly taking a jab at the Watch designed in Cupertino.

Running Android Wear, the Sony SmartWatch 3 is definitely a worthy alternative to the Apple Watch. It's currently available for as low as $249 in the US, and has a higher water-resistance rating than the Apple wearable device (IPx8 versus IPx7). Of course, choosing between the two ultimately comes down to personal preferences, and to what smartphone you're using the most.


source: Sony (Twitter, Facebook)

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40 Comments

1. TyrionLannister unregistered

Say that to pebble.

3. HASHTAG unregistered

Pebble's smartwatch battery lasts longer for a number of reasons.

5. justrt

Posts: 446; Member since: Jul 10, 2014

Yes it yes. Yet, i think Pebble is the smartwatch that makes most sense at this present days.

12. justrt

Posts: 446; Member since: Jul 10, 2014

-this

13. Derekjeter

Posts: 1531; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

I think all smartwatch are stupid and its just a way for people to demand more attention. Theres not one smartwatch out there that is worth any price they charge from any OEM. As for the battery who cares if the Apple watch will only last 18 hours, its just like an iPhone, i charge my iPhone every night and this wont be any different, lets face it 95% of the people who buy a smartwatch are not that smart to begin with and have no clue what they just bought.

29. mixedfish

Posts: 1562; Member since: Nov 17, 2013

Talk for yourself not others. I have a smartwatch to buzz me on messages because my work place frowns on pulling out and checking your phone. I can also control my bluetooth music when im in my car safely without looking my phone. 18hr battery is also stupid, because there are days when you are out longer than 18hrs. And 18hr battery just means 12-14hrs for real people who use their phones and not leave as a glorified statue toy with standby. I use a Sony SW2, it was only $120, can't even get a good normal watch for that price. The only not so smart narcissist is you.

35. tedkord

Posts: 17417; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

But if a smartwatch has health functionality, it should also include sleep monitoring, which makes nightly charging an issue.

18. sgodsell

Posts: 7456; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

I can get 3 days out of my Sony SmartWatch 3. Also the SW3 has GPS and bluetooth 4.1. Although the Pebble is a good smart watch for notifications, time, and weather. It has canned responses for email, text messages and others. The Pebble is very limited in its functionality compared to Android Wear and the Apple Watch.

19. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

Pebble in terms of simplicity. We all know how apple is doing in battery life.

38. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

It doesn't matter. EVERYONE NEEDS TO TAKE DOWN the Apple watch.

2. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

This is not an alternative to the Apple watch. It's only for Android lol!

20. sgodsell

Posts: 7456; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Very soon there is going to be iOS support for Android Wear.

26. UnlimitedSkye03

Posts: 300; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

it will just wait for the update to come out :P

4. justrt

Posts: 446; Member since: Jul 10, 2014

iSheep won't care.

7. nwright94

Posts: 211; Member since: Oct 14, 2014

iSheep can't actually use this watch with their phones =p Marketing Android watches to iPhone users is almost as useless as marketing Apple watches to Android users.

9. Deaconclgi

Posts: 405; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

I'm glad I can use my Microsoft Band with my iPhone, Nexus 5 and Windows devices. Android Wear's and Apple Watch old fashioned closed-minded approach is what keeps me from investing in present and future products in those ecosystems.

14. nwright94

Posts: 211; Member since: Oct 14, 2014

I enjoy my Pebble and my Fitbit, both work with the big 2 platforms. I honestly have no interest in an Apple watch or an Android Wear watch.

15. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Microsoft band has a fixed band so some people has skin rushes. ->http://forums.windowscentral.com/microsoft-band/326345-anyone-developed-rash-bumps.html Pebble is a better smart wearable I could change the band to any 22mm watch band including a stainless steel one that I am wearing now.

21. sgodsell

Posts: 7456; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Very soon you are going to see Android Wear have iOS support. Google it if you don't believe me.

6. Derekjeter

Posts: 1531; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

"the Sony SmartWatch 3 is definitely a worthy alternative to the Apple Watch". Again a stupid comparison by PA. Why do you compare a smartwatch, phone, tablet, of different OS. I doubt the Sony watch will connect to iPhone if it does please let me know, other wise please stop comparing, keep Android with Android.

41. JoaoSilva33

Posts: 1; Member since: Mar 10, 2015

It's not a stupid comparison. They just compare the features os the two watches and their prices. When PA said "the Sony SmartWatch 3 is definitely a worthy alternative to the Apple Watch", they justified that by saying "It's currently available for as low as $249 in the US, and has a higher water-resistance rating than the Apple wearable device (IPx8 versus IPx7)." So, if Sony's SmartWatch has a highter water-resistance rating, a 2-day battery life and is cheaper, why would SW 3 not be a worthy alternative to the Apple Watch?

8. romeo1

Posts: 818; Member since: Jan 06, 2012

wouldn't buy either of these. Unless the battery isn't at least a month. That said out of these 2 I'd buy the sony as i prefer its looks and price.

10. AndreaWijayanti

Posts: 69; Member since: Mar 03, 2015

I prefer apple watch for deisgn

39. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

smart watches are irrelevent too expensive and gets outdated

11. Arthurhkt

Posts: 726; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

Sony, please, i know this is for marketing purpose, you should focus on the Lollipop update as your Z-series customer still waiting for it instead of wasting mocking on people

17. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1834; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

I have the SW 3 and I can tell you I do get two days of battery life... Only if I turn it off while I sleep... With that being said it's pointless for these companies to be stating why you should by their watch over the Apple Watch if it doesn't work on said platform anyway... Nobody is going to move from one platform to another because of a smartwatch.

24. sgodsell

Posts: 7456; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

You can get longer if you turn off the GPS.

22. twens

Posts: 1180; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

I think Samsung is wise to stop this smart watch race. It's a very stupid investment. If I want a watch I'll buy a regular one. I mean common guys, we carry our phones every single day. Why need a watch?????? Are consumers getting too techy or plain stupid? How long are these companies going to rip us off? They should invest Rd and time into improving battery life's on our smartphones first. To hell with smart watches.

23. fyahking

Posts: 1146; Member since: Jan 28, 2015

17k for an apple? Lmao!

25. FilthyJ24

Posts: 9; Member since: Sep 06, 2013

The iWatch (apple watch is a stupid name) is for people that have more money than common sense.

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