The interesting Sony SmartWatch 3 has finally been made available for purchase in the US through the Google Play store, which also means that a release in the other parts of the globe is right around the corner. Priced at $250, this Android Wear product is the Japanese brand’s third attempt at a smartwatch, but it’s the first one to run on Google’s wearables platform.
The Sony SmartWatch 3 possesses a number of distinguishing factors which expectant buyers should have a peek at. Firstly it grabs an IP68 rating which means it can stay alive even when immersed in up to 1.5 meters of water for up to 30 minutes.
This Sony product houses a GPS modem inside it, which is also a first for any Android Wear product. Moreover, it’s a Wi-Fi and NFC capable device, while it even grabs support for the latest Bluetooth 4.1 standard. One thing missing however, is an heart rate monitor which has strangely been ditched by the company.
The SmartWatch 3 bears a 1.6-inch 320 x 320 display on it, apart from a 1.2GHz quad core ARM Cortex A7 processor and 512MB worth of RAM. Although it comes dressed in a number of different colors, only the black option has been made available right now.
Here’s a detailed look at the specs of the Sony SmartWatch 3:
– Display: 1.6-inch TFT LCD, 320 x 320 pixels
– OS: Android Wear
– Processor: 1.2GHz quad core ARM Cortex A7
– Memory: 512MB RAM, 4GB storage
– Battery: 420mAh
– Dimensions: 36mm x 10mm x 51mm
– Weight: 38gms (watch) + 36gms (belt)
– Connectivity: Bluetooth 4.1, Wi-Fi, NFC
– Sensors: Ambient light, accelerometer, magnetometer, gyroscope, GPS
Like we said, the Sony SmartWatch 3 can be bought by interested parties in the US at $250 through the Google Play store. It should enter other territories pretty soon.