CES 2015: Sony Mobile announces stainless steel Sony SmartWatch 3

Sony SmartWatch 3 in stainless steelThe smartwatch announcements rolled on today at CES 2015. While Sony Mobile did not have a completely new smartwatch to announce, it did unveil a new stainless steel version of its Sony SmartWatch 3.

First announced at IFA 2014, the Sony SmartWatch 3 is Sony Mobile’s first wearable to use Android Wear. Like the first models, the new stainless steel model comes with a 1.6-inch (320×320) LCD Transflective display and GPS connectivity.

Sony SmartWatch 3 SWR50 specifications:

  • Processor: 1.2GHz quad-core
  • Operating system: Google Android Wear
  • Cellular connectivity: None
  • Other connectivity: GPS, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC
  • Display: 1.6-inch (320×320) LCD Transflective
  • RAM: 512MB
  • Internal storage: 4GB
  • External storage: None
  • Rear-facing camera: None
  • Front-facing camera: None
  • Connectors: Micro-USB
  • Sensors: Ambient light, accelerometer, compass, gyroscope
  • Battery: 420mAh
  • Other: Dust and waterproof (IP68 rated)

Along with the new smartwatch, Sony also announced some updates to its Lifelog platform. A browser version of the app (lifelog.sonymobile.com) promises a “more visual experience” while integration with new lifestyle and health apps (from companies such as IFTTT, Habit Monster and Whithings) will offer new options for Lifelog users.

“Lifelog is inspiration through insight, and our first partners are helping us bring this to life in new ways” said Yasuharu Nomura, Director of Experience Planning at Sony Mobile Communications. “We specifically designed the Lifelog platform on open principles, with capability that will help developers to build new experiences and access the Sony ecosystem like never before – it’s going to be an exciting year ahead.” 

The stainless steel edition of Sony SmartWatch 3 will begin rolling out globally next month. With earlier models already on sale in Canada, it’s likely that we will see it here as well. There is no word on pricing yet.

Sony also announced a new SmartWatch 3 holder that makes the smartwatch compatible with any standard 24mm watch strap, further expanding customization options.

Source : Sony Mobile Blog