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Sony Smartwatch 3 launched with Android Wear

Sony Smartwatch 3

Sony Smartwatch 3

Whenever we stumbled across the Sony Smartwatch 3 in leaks or rumors, it was repeatedly specified that the device would not pack Android Wear and rely on Sony’s custom software instead. Turns out those reports were wrong as the Japanese manufacturer has just announced the Smartwatch 3 wearable sporting Android Wear in all its glory. The company also showed off the SmartBand Talk wearable which has an e-ink display and serves a different purpose.

The Smartwatch 3 has a 1.6 inch display, 512MB of RAM, a 1.2 GHz quad core CPU, GPS, 4GB of internal storage, IP68 certification for water and dust resistance with a 420 mAh battery. Pricing or availability details are yet to be disclosed, but we don’t expect it to cost more than $200 going by the prices of the current crop of Android Wear smartwatches. The Smartwatch 3 will be available in Black or Lime color variants with a multitude of colorful straps to choose from.

The SmartBand Talk isn’t a conventional fitness tracker as it appears to be. It syncs with the Lifelog app on Android and lets you track goals or the steps taken during the day. The Lifelog API will be made available to third party developers as well, which is good news. The device also has NFC for pairing with devices in addition to Bluetooth. The 70 mAh battery on the SmartBand Talk will reportedly last 3 days on a full charge. The device has been priced at 159 ($209).

What do you think of the Smartwatch 3 and the SmartBand Talk? Let us know.

Source: Sony

Sony confirmed to be launching the Smartwatch 3 and Smartband Talk this week

Smartwatch 3 - Smartband Talk

Smartwatch 3 - Smartband Talk

This week has the potential to be one of the busiest weeks of the year with multiple flagship devices and wearables expected to be announced at the IFA 2014 event in Berlin. Sony’s Xperia Z3, Z3 Tablet Compact as well as the Smartwatch 3 are expected to be shown off during the event, but a new revelation has mentioned the arrival of an accessory called Smartband Talk.

The Smartband Talk will be the successor to the company’s Smartband wearable which was launched with the Xperia Z2 earlier this year. The device is expected to be packing an e-Ink display to provide real time notifications and allow users to make or receive phone calls as well.

The Smartwatch 3 is expected to be running on Sony’s custom UI and not Android Wear which has come off as a bit of a disappointment. But Sony’s continued faith in its home grown wearable OS is bound to pay off sometime.

Via: Android Authority