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By pRo_lama, Senior Member on 4th September 2014, 09:37 AM
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Sony SmartWatch 3



Screen: 1.6in 320x320 TFT LCD touchscreen
Processor: 1.2GHz quad-core ARM A7
RAM: 512MB
OS: Android Wear
Battery: 420mAh (claimed 2 days)
Storage: 4GB
Water & Dust Resistance: IP68
Connectivity: Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, NFC
Compatibility: Android 4.3+
Dimensions: 36 x 10 x 51mm
Weight: 38g (Classic), 35.7g (Sport)
Colours: Classic (Black) and Sport (Lime), straps avaialble in white and pink

Here are some links with usefull info about SW3:
 
 
18th September 2014, 07:45 AM |#2  
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The very first SW3 video used outdoors.

http://youtu.be/g9BRATxyElg

But it's im russian! And we don't get to see Sony apps for the extra features (music and GPS)...
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4th October 2014, 12:01 PM |#3  
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Early review of the protoype

http://xperiazultra.weebly.com/home/...id-wear-review

I hope to see the author here so we can ask him.
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4th October 2014, 12:32 PM |#4  
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Early review of the protoype

http://xperiazultra.weebly.com/home/...id-wear-review

I hope to see the author here so we can ask him.

Thanks for sharing my link. If anyone has any questions please let me know☺.
I'll be working on developing some custom watchfaces for the Sony SmartWatch 3 to join my collection for the SmartWatch 2.

Cheers
Julian
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4th October 2014, 01:26 PM |#5  
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hey julz, thanks for coming here.

I can see at the moment the Sony works the same as the other android wear watches. The extra features will come the next update.

Do the updates come directly from Google or Sony? Did they say anything about it?

Last week the watch was shown in India and I saw in the protypes Google Fit and Runkeeper preinstalled.

I think Google Fit is not yet available to the public, right? And maybe the runkeeper app it's a special version to use the GPS and without the phone....

You can see it after 2:30 in this video:

http://youtu.be/1_FAc9bw9ic

What do you think?

And what about the wristband? Many, many people say this is a terrible watch because of the ugly black wristband. And that is unfair. The watch itself is a great piece of modern technology.

Do you run? Will you use it to track sports when the update arrives?

Thank you for being here!

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Swimming!

can we swim safely with this? Did the Sony guys tell you anything about it?
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4th October 2014, 01:34 PM |#6  
Hi, my watch has Google fit installed. It is currently just the app that shows you how many steps you've taken. Run keeper i believe is installed on your watch when you install the normal run keeper app.

Not sure who will roll out the updates but in pretty sure it's the manufacturer like your phone. Don't know about swimming with the watch, not sure why you would want to anyway.
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Well it came to my attention. I saw the runkepper app in two Indian videos of the presentation and I'm pretty sure it was preinstalled, so maybe they are developing a version to be used without the phone in the next big android wear update.

To swim with the watch makes sense if you practice sport. Think about tracking the activity, as stopwatch or even to play music while you swim!!!

Or even more easy: You don't have to hide the watch in your bag while you are in the swimming pool.

Just curious about the potential. Imagine to practice sports like Triathlon or Duathlon. Makes sense for sports.
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Thanks for sharing my link. If anyone has any questions please let me know☺.
I'll be working on developing some custom watchfaces for the Sony SmartWatch 3 to join my collection for the SmartWatch 2.

Cheers
Julian

If you have a chance, could you measure the maximum inside circumference of the watch band? I have large wrists and not all bands fit me. Thanks!
5th October 2014, 01:39 AM |#9  
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If you have a chance, could you measure the maximum inside circumference of the watch band? I have large wrists and not all bands fit me. Thanks!

Hi mate, the max size is just over 8" or 21cm.
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Hi mate, the max size is just over 8" or 21cm.

Thanks so much!

Unfortunately, it sounds like I will not be able to wear this one. Bummer, as I was really looking forward to it. I really wish they went with a standard watch band...

Maybe the metal band will be longer, but I'm not holding my breath.
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Hi Julz
Based on your experience, Can we really expect 2 full days of battery of moderate usage? or this is the usual marketing BS?

---------- Post added at 02:23 PM ---------- Previous post was at 02:11 PM ----------

I'm curious about the transreflective screen.:
- In direct sunlight, how readable is it?
- are colours washed out when reflecting sunlight?
- would a normal bulb light be enough to read the contents, or the LED is on?
- Will it use the screen light on day light or only when there is not enough light to reflect?

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