Although it’s not the first one from Sony, rather the fifth-generation smartwatch which the company completely reversing the stance with the introduction of an Android Wear-powered wearable, called it the SamrtWatch 3 which quietely made its way to the Google Play Store. Full details on how much its going to cost and available to buy date after this fold!
The Japanese manufacturer’s first Android Wear device, the Sony Smartwatch 3 is however listed on the Play Store, but showing as coming soon.
In March 2014, Sony has joined the Android Wear party with its own smartwatch software with the likes of Samsung, LG, Motorola and the company intends to add a Walkman app for music playback via a Bluetooth headset along with a remote control app for audio you’re playing on another device. Expecting more from the device on the software front? Don’t be!
The Smartwatch 3 design leans towards a sporty look and seems to prioritize ruggedness with a steel-backed case, interchangeable silicon straps, and its an IP68 waterproof rating. The 1.6-inch ytransflective LCD display is also not perfectly bright or more impressive though. making for a disappointing first impression – when compared to the likes of Moto 360 or LG G Watch R. Integrated with great watch styling and et al.
With a resolution of 320 x 320 pixels, the SmartWatch 3 comes with a 4GB ROM built-in storage, and a quad-core 1.2GHz processor powered by a 420mAh battery on-board. Sony promises that will provide up to two days of typical usage.
The wearable gadget is priced at $249.99 Pricing in Europe is set at 229.99 and availability is expected this autumn. Yet another member is already sitting behind this Sony’s SmartWear family, and it’s the new SmartBand Talk. Features a 1.4-inch e-paper display like the Pebble, and its biggest new inclusion is its HD Voice support with an integrated microphone and speakers to let you make a phone call directly on the band itself.
Interesting part on the new SmartBand Talk would be the that it lets you remotely control music on other devices and start / stop it with a snap of your fingers. Sensor?
Built with Sony’s usual fitness-tracking software, which in particular, aided by the inclusion of an altmeter that can eventually recognize the elevation of your runs or star climbs. The SmartBand Talk will go on sale in the autumn, prced at 159.99 Euros. Notably, both the Smartwatch and SmartBand comes with Bluetooth and NFC connectivity along with MicroUSB charging capabilities, maiking them nearly compatible with most of them, alreadu=y owned on the equipment.
Although the SmartWatch 3 listed as a premium Android Wear offering – costs more than the Moto 360. The exact launch date is yet to be revealed. Not too long…..