[Video] [Images] Sony Smartwatch 3 First Look

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Sony Smartwatch 3 First Look



Hey all:)

With IFA 2014 underway, we have more info on the Sony Smartwatch 3. Lets start with a hand on video​

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Sony Smartwatch 3 key features:
Design: Sony has taken a sporty look with its latest smartwatch, with its rubber wrist band that can be swapped by popping the center watch out of its strap. While there are several colors available, they are of all the same type, so its down to Sony if any other style will become available. Its design does open up a few other possibilities than just a wrist watch, SmartPocketWatch anybody?:p As with most of the new wave of Smartwatches, this has no camera, for me no big deal. The device features a bright 1.6" 320x320 transflective TFT LCD display.

Android Wear: With Google's big push to unite all wearables to one operating system, Sony has provided with the Smartwatch 3. Its built around voice command and simple gestures to help with the functionality of such a small screen. It allows functions such as the ability to reply to text messages, view Email or get directions, all from the wrist!

Fitness Monitoring & Walkman: Sony has introduced a service called lifelog, this helps users monitor and develop their fitness and well being. Sony is also rolling out a new Walkman app, this will enable the pairing of Bluetooth headphones to the Smartwatch.

Lets take a look at some images of the Sony Smartwatch 3.​













Looking forward to hearing members thoughts on this new design:good:​

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king conan

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And Sony have just lost a customer.
I hate watches with none changable straps, plus it looks cheap compared to the SW2.
It's the strap that looks cheap. A full metal one is coming soon.

http://www.mobilefun.com/48552-sony-smartwatch-3-metal.htm

I hope they show it as soon as possible. Many people dislikes this watch because of the rubber strap (wich is great for sports and swimming).

Remember is the first IP68 and with GPS. Probably will be the first to fully support the extra features of Android Wear 2.
 
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And Sony may have just regained a customer.
(Unless the LG G Watch R tempts me away, stupid name though, I may have to go for the Smartwatch 3, just because it would be a less embarrasing name to tell people if they ask what I'm wearing)
 

king conan

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It seems is a "last minute" move from Sony.

The rubber strap gave a negative first impression in many websites and forum comments. A full metal watch+strap may atract more people.

I was Ok with rubber because it's perfect for swimming or sweating, but giving options is the right path to shine and sell more.

I'm also really looking forward to see in action the sport/multimedia features without the phone. This watch is the first of a new generation.

Bring IT ON!!!
 

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Despite missing the heart rate sensor, in terms of specs and hackeability, this seems to be the best (specwise) smartwatch soon in the market.
The screen is transreflective, wich, for me is a plus.
Would like to know if I can buy the metalic bracelet version on the release day, or will have to buy after, but definitelly very excited about this smartwatch:

Memory
Flash 4GB eMMC
RAM 512MB
Sensors
Ambient light sensor Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Magnetometer Yes
Gyro Yes
Wi-Fi® Wi-Fi® enabled
GPS Yes
Bluetooth
Bluetooth specification 4.0
Transfer rate < 3Mbps
Power class Class 1
NFC Yes, to power on the SWR50 and start the Android Wear host
application
USB Yes, standard micro USB for charging and ADB installation
Battery
Type Li-polymer
Capacity 420 mAh
Charge time ≤ 1 hour
Usage time
Typical usage Up to 2 days
Standby time Up to 4 days
Environmental data
Operating temperature range -20°C to +60°C
Operating humidity range 5% to 99% RH
Storage temperature range -40°C to +85°C
Storage humidity range 20% to 95% RH
Charging temperature range 0°C to 45°C
Water and dust classification IP68*
 

king conan

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Wi-Fi?

Where did you read it has Wi-Fi?

In official specs they don't say it:

http://www.sonymobile.com/global-en/products/smartwear/smartwatch-3-swr50/specifications/

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Ok it's here: http://dl-developer.sonymobile.com/documentation/whitepapers/SmartWatch3_SWR50_WP_1.pdf

Wi-Fi "enabled", what does it mean? normal wifi?

If it has wifi opens the door for many more things like music apps downloading music without the phone or to sync exercices directly...

It's weird they don't talk about it in Sony website...

What do you think?
 
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king conan

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It is confirmed in official specs. I don't doubt of that.

But wifi is only a spec in internal documents.

In public Sony website they don't mention it. That's a mystery at the moment.
 

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In google play, it also mentions it's WiFi Ready!!!
Also Bluetooth 4.1

https://play.google.com/store/devices/details?id=sony_smartwatch_3_black

Bluetooth 4.1 devices can act as both hub and end point simultaneously. This is hugely significant because it allows the host device to be cut out of the equation and for peripherals to communicate independently.
For example, whereas previously a smartwatch would need to talk to your phone to get data from a heart monitor, now the smartwatch and heart monitor can talk directly saving your phone’s battery and then upload their compiled results directly to your phone. This is crucial to the Internet of Things concept: peripherals become independent and can build their own networks before bringing the collation of all their data to you.
 
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It is unclear if its a mistake or not. Sony hasnt said anything about it. In the prototypes is not enabled.

We can only guess. But the potential is big. For example imagine a music service to download music before going running, or after the actitvity to sinc everything without using the phone...

Wa have to wait for the Andorid Wear 2.0 update...