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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25 Comments

1. alextdarling

Posts: 21; Member since: Sep 21, 2013

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

9. sgodsell

Posts: 7215; Member since: Mar 16, 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

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.

2. Duketytz

Posts: 534; Member since: Nov 28, 2013

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

3. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

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

5. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

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

22. 1701nino unregistered

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

24. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

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

4. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Super ugly. Super useless. Super totally NOT SONY.

10. istitch

Posts: 181; Member since: Mar 19, 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.

12. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 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.

13. Commentator

Posts: 3722; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

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

16. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

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

17. Commentator

Posts: 3722; Member since: Aug 16, 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.

19. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Yeah well I guess they are supposed to be functional.

18. ManusImperceptus

Posts: 724; Member since: Jun 10, 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...

20. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 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.

21. Scomii

Posts: 25; Member since: Nov 22, 2013

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

6. Cicero

Posts: 1117; Member since: Jan 22, 2014

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

8. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

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

15. phichart

Posts: 335; Member since: May 03, 2014

A toy for Children!

7. Commentator

Posts: 3722; Member since: Aug 16, 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.)

11. vivasomuvivek

Posts: 5; Member since: Sep 02, 2014

nice to see this SONY!! great work indeed

14. phichart

Posts: 335; Member since: May 03, 2014

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

23. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

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

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