We have seen Sony’s smartphones and tablet, but today Sony steps into new territory with their new wearable. Not that Sony doesn’t have experience in the wearable market. In fact, they have been releasing smartwatches for years, but this time they are using Android Wear.
The Sony SmartWatch 3 keeps its square design, this time adorned with a rubber strap. The unit is not too thick and looks good, but lacks that elegant design devices like the ASUS ZenWatch are bringing to the tablet.
The plastic does feel a bit more premium than usual, though, and the performance is not bad at all. The display is responsive and animations seem to run as well as with any of the other Android Wear products.
Sony SmartWatch 3 specs
- 1.6-inch 320x320p display
- 1.2 GHz ARM A7 processor
- 512 MB of RAM
- 4 GB of internal storage
- 420 mAh battery
- Bluetooth 4.0 LE, GPS, NFC and MicroUSB
Sony does say the device can last up to 4 days on standby, which is not bad, but doesn’t say much in terms of screen-on time. We don’t know anything about the release date, but the price is expected to be set at €230.