Sony smartwatch 3: Features, Colors, Price and Reviews
Probably few of you remember that Sony Ericsson LiveView, the company’s first attempt to translate smartphone intelligence into an intelligent clock. That device was a prelude to what the Japanese firm was preparing in future revisions of this product range, and in fact its successor, the original Sony Smartwatch, would take a year and a half more to appear and we ended up testing it in June 2012.
At Sony, they didn’t stand still waiting to see what other manufacturers were doing, and they insisted with a Sony Smartwatch 2 that it would maintain its commitment to its own platform. That would change with our protagonist of today: the Sony Smartwatch 3 (SWR50) learns from its predecessors, but also does so with an important leap, which involves migrating to Android Wear as an operating system. We have had the opportunity to analyze it in detail, and this is the result.
Sony’s smart watch is in line with other models this season in many of its specifications, but there are variations and very interesting improvements, as well as some equally noteworthy opposing points.
Dimensions and weight
36 x 5.1 x 10 mm; 74 grams
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 1.2 GHz
320 x 320 pixels
Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, WiFi
GPS, ambient light, accelerometer, compass, gyroscope
Resistant to water and dust (IP68)
With any Android 4.3 or higher