Another big announcement for smartwatches happened at the IFA in Berlin, this time for Sony who announced their 3rd generation smartwatch, Sony Smartwatch 3.


The first thing you see when looking at the watch is either a black, pink, green or yellow rubber band and case which actually looks great. Whereas the Sony Smartwatch 2 stopped at the watch, the 3rd version embraces the core unit perhaps giving it a less premium look, although you’d be mistaken. The unit itself can be popped out hinting that more bands will be available in the near future allowing you to change it whenever you desire perhaps even swapping to a leather band if that is the look you want. Sony have also chosen to make the Smartwatch 3 more rectangular than its square predecessor.

As with other Android Wear watches, the specs are pretty similar. The watch has a 1.6 inch 320 x 320 resolution display with a 1.2GHz ARM A7 quad-core processor, 512MB RAM, 4GB storage, Bluetooth 4.0, 420mAh battery and is water and dust proof.

The sensors include an Accelerometer, Gyro, Compass and GPS built in for activity monitoring.

Sony Smartwatch 3 is compatible with Android devices using 4.3 or newer and will be priced around 180 GBP (~$300) which means it is not cheap, priced higher than the expected Moto 360 and LG G watch.

According to Sony the smartwatch 3 will be available this Autumn.