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The Sony SmartWatch 3 is the latest Android Wear device

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The Sony SmartWatch 3 is the latest Android Wear device

Sony's wearable devices line-up has increased from last year with the addition of the Sony SmartBand Talk and the SmartWatch 3. Like the band, the SmartWatch 3 is integrated with the Lifelog app for Android in an effort to go "beyond mere fitness tracking and number crunching", as Sony put it.

Unlike its predecessors, the SmartWatch 3 was designed in close collaboration with Google, resulting in the latest Android Wear device to hit the market. It pairs with a smartphone over Bluetooth, or works in standalone mode, offering apps and integrated microphone, accelerometer, compass, gyro, and GPS sensors.

The SmartWatch 3 has a 1.6-inch 320x320 TFT LCD "transflective" display, which should offer the needed visibility in bright sunlight, and built-in 4GB storage. It's another waterproof smart-watch, but it's also extremely slim, coming in at only 1.4 x 0.39 x 2 inches (36 x 10 x 51 mm), 1.34oz (38g). It has a silicone rubber band, while the back panel is made of stainless steel. The hardware platform is the usual Android Wear set-up, based on a 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 CPU with 512MB RAM and a 420mAh battery.

The Sony SmartWatch 3 will be available in Classik (Black) and Sport (Lime). The Classic & Sport versions cost 230 EUR, with the equivalent US price likely being $230. The release date is unknown.

source: Sony

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posted on 03 Sep 2014, 10:20 6

1. alextdarling (Posts: 21; Member since: 21 Sep 2013)


Not a fan, LG G watch R im looking at you.

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 10:35 1

9. sgodsell (Posts: 4731; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)


I wonder if Sony will add an app for their SmartWatch 3 to be able to run all the existing Sony SmartWatch apps. They could add a runtime that could easily emulate the cortex-M3/M4

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 19:08

25. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


I'm looking at the MOTO 360 thanks. sorry sony u guys should either fired your design chief or CEO KAZ HIRAZ.

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 10:21 2

2. Duketytz (Posts: 534; Member since: 28 Nov 2013)


Thank you Sony for pairing with Android Wear! Now this is for the fitness community and I can finally get myself a smartwatch:)

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 10:25 2

3. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Well, this must be the only Sony product that I'm impressed in IFA 2014.

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 10:26 1

5. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3535; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


This and the SmartBand were the ones that didn't impress me at all lol.

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 13:00 1

22. 1701nino (unregistered)


Me too,definetly not impressed with the Z3 which is basiclly the phone Z2 should have been.

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 13:35 1

24. boosook (Posts: 1442; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


come on, the z3 compact is impressive, this time.

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 10:25 3

4. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3535; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


Super ugly. Super useless. Super totally NOT SONY.

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 10:36 3

10. istitch (Posts: 181; Member since: 19 Mar 2013)


then you don't know Sony well
Sony's design has always been like this
Sleek, simple and elegant
They don't add fancy designs instead they prefer a clean looking one
while in this case they've departed from the iconic power button, i can still smell the Sony aroma in this.

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 10:50 1

12. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3535; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


Yes Sony design is sleek, simple and elegant. This is NONE of those. This is a freaking geeks "fitness" device. We want premium classy WATCH like device. They have the SmartBand for the "fitness" people.

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 10:55

13. Commentator (Posts: 3722; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


If you want a premium "classy" watch, I'd advise you to buy an actual classy watch.

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 11:19

16. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3535; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


I know. I have an actual classy watch. But smartwatches should be classy too. (ok some already are)

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 11:23 2

17. Commentator (Posts: 3722; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


Don't get me wrong, I think a classy smartwatch would be cool too. I'd love one made out of ceramic, gold, and/or silver. I just don't think they'll exist any time soon.

In the meantime, if I do get a smartwatch, I'd prefer function over form, which means comfort is key, and so far this looks to be the most comfortable of the bunch, with the possible exception of the Gear Live.

I'd actually even prefer a smartband, but as of yet there are no Android Wear smartbands.

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 11:27

19. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3535; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


Yeah well I guess they are supposed to be functional.

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 11:26 2

18. ManusImperceptus (Posts: 724; Member since: 10 Jun 2014)


I actually think this is kinda honest and straightforward; it is what it is, unashamedly. Not trying to be something it isn't, unlike the other smartwatches, none of which are classy by any standard...

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 11:28

20. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3535; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


That's actually a pretty fair point of view. But yeah it still is what it is. Well just like you said. It shows that smartwatches still have a long way to go.

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 11:37

21. Scomii (Posts: 25; Member since: 22 Nov 2013)


It has cases, wait for a premium and classy case.

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 10:27 2

6. Cicero (Posts: 922; Member since: 22 Jan 2014)


Comparing with Gear S this is looking like a toy. No offense to Sony fans.

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 10:33 1

8. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3535; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


Both ARE toys. Like any smartwatch right now. G Watch R and Moto 360 at least look good.

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 11:03 1

15. phichart (Posts: 306; Member since: 03 May 2014)


A toy for Children!

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 10:28

7. Commentator (Posts: 3722; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


OK, unlike the Z3, this is one Sony product I'm actually interested in. If the sensors work the way they should, I might actually pick this up.

(Oh, and before you scoff and say "but Commentator, this watch's design sucks compared to such offerings as the LG G Watch R, Moto 360, and ASUS Zenwatch," I'll have you know I own a very nice real watch, and wouldn't be caught dead trying to pass any smartwatch off as a fashion accessory. I'm more interested in smartwatches for their fitness potential, as well as a neat party-trick. HOWEVER, given it's lack of "premium" design, I'd like to see Sony undercut the competition, price-wise. If it's under $150, I may jump at it. $230 is pushing it though.)

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 10:40 1

11. vivasomuvivek (Posts: 5; Member since: 02 Sep 2014)


nice to see this SONY!! great work indeed

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 11:02 2

14. phichart (Posts: 306; Member since: 03 May 2014)


This smart watch is for children... lol..

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 13:12

23. fzacek (Posts: 2486; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)


Not bad. Definitely better than G Watch or Gear Live...

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