Let me start by saying that the number 3 of the SmartWatch of Sony is certainly not for everyone. Than its rivals rounder is definitely sexier but less classic; the strap is made of rubber, rather than leather; and the display is not as bright or lively as others. But if you are interested in more sports functions rather than the look of this wareable then continue reading our review because the Sony Smartwatch 3 suddenly looks much more interesting. For the runner in particular, the integrated GPS is a great feature that allows you to leave your phone at home without much trouble.
Also the Wi-Fi and NFC, making it a wearable projected into the future than its rivals without these features. Also has no need for external charging dock with a built-in micro-USB port and has a battery life that makes it one of the smartwatch lasts longer in the market as the Bike 360m.
Review Sony SmartWatch 3: Design and Display
Like wholesale Android watch phones, the Smartwatch 3 of Sony is not definitely a leap too far forward as far as aesthetics, the clean design and no frills remains as a core component. The model overall remains elegant, even with the strap for GPS in view.
The black rubber strap, or standard, but with yellow straps and optional equipment available, has a nice adjustable buckle – allowing you to get a perfect shape – you can just remove and replace the dial of the smartwatch in and out to mix and match the straps.
It is a lightweight and comfortable although a little bland. It’s a smartwatch that fits more with a pair of slacks rather than with pair of moccasins.
While some Android Wear Watch as the Moto 360 and the ASUS ZenWatch have made attempts to look smart, Sony 3 SmartWatch seems to have declined this option of elegance. The clock face has a square shape, combined with a rubber strap, definitely gives more of a sporty and utilitarian than a posh look. Even worse, the band that encapsulates the clock makes the display of 1.6 inches bigger than it is. In fact, while the bezel surrounding the screen is relatively small, it seems so much more often than when it is inserted into the strap, giving it an aspect unfortunately too often but not less comfortable.
The flexible strap is covered in what you perceive as a soft material like velvet and the weight of the main unit of the watch is only 39 grams (with belt, is about 66 grams). It is relatively easy to make and break the smartwatch by a simple metal buckle, which you can adjust to fit the size of your wrist. The clock is still very pleasant and comfortable to use for everyday.
The wrist strap of the SmartWatch 3 is available in a few different colors: white, black, pink and green. To exchange it, simply push the main unit of the clock out of its rubber housing; It should pop out without much effort. All pretty easy right? The only flaw is that the SmartWatch 3 is not compatible with standard 22 mm straps.
Unlike many other Sony SmartWatch latest, Sony Smartwatch 3 doesn’t need a charging case because it actually has a micro-USB port right in the watch itself, on the back, covered by a removable rubber stopper. A very nice convenience so you don’t have to bring in at nothing but the watch itself. We recommend fuoriscire the watch from a rubber strap before connecting the charging cable, so as not to impair the ease of reloading.
We can jump in the pool with this smartwatch home Sony though before you make sure that you have sealed the USB port. The Sony 3 SmartWatch possesses the IP68 technology which makes it resistant to dust and water, may also support a dive up to 4.9 feet under water for 30 minutes. IP68 technology is better than sister IP67 installed on models like the 360 of the Moto and the LG G Watch R, that can supposedly be submerged up to 3.28 feet underwater for half an hour.
In addition to the display touch the SmartWatch 3 Sony has a physical button on the side for when you need to turn it on and off quickly, exactly as in a smartphone. The button is located slightly above the surface of the belt and cannot be not noticed.
Internally the Sony Smartwatch 3 makes use of a pretty robust processor of 1.2 GHz quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 together with 512 MB RAM, more than 4 GB of memory built-in so that you can load with music apps and Google Play. Other sensors include an accelerometer, gyroscope and compass. Of course, it also has Bluetooth, which you can use to attach to your phone, or connect to a set of headphones.
As noted above, the SmartWatch 3 is also the first device Android Wear equipped with GPS. Wi-Fi capabilities and NFC on board are included.
Maybe some colors can appear dull, though, an LCD screen with a reflective technology makes the SmartWatch 3 easy to view in full light. I left the auto brightness most of the time and due to the ambient light sensor, I was able to read my display in any condition, regardless of how it was out of time. Like most of other SmartWatch, SmartWatch 3 has an accelerometer inside that lights up the screen whenever you lift to suit your eyes. This, however, requires a second or two in time than I would have liked. Normally, this isn’t a big deal, but when I was walking around, running errands, it gets a bit annoying.
Review Sony Smartwatch 3: Usability, Features and OS
Sony is finally making progress in the right way, because the Sony 3 SmartWatch is integrated with the operating system Android Wear and not with some proprietary operating system Sony as in his previous models of the SmartWatch.
A quick review could use: You’ll need an Android phone to start (of course), at which point you’ll need to download the Android Wear. From there, it’s just a matter of coupling of the watch to your phone by following the instructions on the screen. Interesting, is not required to install any additional software like some of the other Android Wear watches (360 motorcycles, for example, requires Motorola Connect, while ZenWatch want to have installed the ZenWatch handler).
Sony 3 Smartwatch Review: Performance and Battery Life
With a 1.2 GHZ processor-quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 with 512 MB RAM, 3 SmartWatch performs beautifully every application.
The battery life, however, is where the Sony 3 SmartWatch really shines. With its battery from 420mAh, which is the larger battery that we saw again in an Android watch Wear, there is no day that this smartwatch don’t resist. Nominal longevity is around two days.I left notifications on Twitter, Facebook and my calendar appointments; used GPS to track walk;listened to a few songs on repeat (which I loaded on the clock via Play Music); and I used the voice commands throughout the day. The Watch has retained an autonomy for about a day and a half before it started the “reserve”. When I switched to the mode I device airport lasted nearly 48 hours.