As well as unveiling their new Sony SmartBand Talk smartwatch, Sony has also launched their new Sony SmartWatch 3 which has been specifically designed to run Google’s Android Wear operating system.
The Sony SmartWatch 3 is fitted with a 1.6 inch TFT LCD Transflective display offering a resolution of 320 × 320 pixels and the technology within the wearable device builds on that included in the previous Sony SmartWatch 2.
The new SmartWatch 3 has been designed in collaboration with Google combining Google’s software and platform expertise with Sony’s hardware production, says Sony. Including a built-in microphone, accelerometer, compass, gyro and GPS sensor together with a stainless steel back panel. Sony explains a little more in todays press release :
“Android Wear organizes your information, suggests what you need, and shows it to you before you even ask. You can get messages from your friends, appointment notifications, and weather updates at a glance. It could be flight information, tips based on your interests or messages of any kind, so user input is seldom necessary. But if you need to interact with Android Wear, voice is easiest way.”
The Sony wearable is also fitted with a microUSB port and includes 4GB of internal memory and can be connected to Bluetooth headsets when required. The SmartWatch 3 will be available in Classic (Black) and Sport (Lime) finishes and will be priced at around €230 or $365 when it launches during the fall of this year. With extra colour straps being made available in pink and white after launch.