Sony Unveils the SmartWatch 3: Its First Android Wear Device

Sony SmartWatch 3

Sony on Wednesday unveiled the SmartWatch 3, its first device running Android Wear. The GPS-enabled wearable comes with a square 1.6-inch display, 4GB of internal storage and a 420mAh battery. The company’s previous efforts ran on its own platform and, for all intents and purposes, never took off. The software was lacklustre and the poor app selection made them difficult to recommend. It’s hardly surprising, therefore, to see the company jump to Android Wear, a platform managed by Google and already available on a range of smartwatches, thereby ensuring developer support. Sony’s SmartWatch 3 is powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core ARM A7 processor and 512MB of RAM; the hardware is modular, which means it can be removed from the watch strap entirely.

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