Sony Smartwatch 3 and Smartband Talk get official

September 3, 2014

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Sony has gone official at IFA 2014 with a pair of new wearable devices including the Smartband Talk SWR30 and the Smartwatch 3 SWR50. The Sony Smartwatch 3 SWR50 will come in black or lime colors with extra straps in pink or white available. It measures in at 36 x 10 x 51mm and weighs 105g at its heaviest. The processor is a 1.2GHz quad-core ARM A7 unit operating at 1.2GHz paired with 512MB of RAM.

The screen is a 1.6-inch Transflective TFT LCD with resolution of 320 x 320 and capacitive touch. Other hardware includes an ambient light sensor, accelerometer, vibrator, compass, gyro, GPS, and a power button.

Connectivity includes NFC, Bluetooth, and a microUSB port for charging. Compatibility is with devices running Android 4.3 or higher. Internal storage is 4GB of eMMC flash and power comes from a 420 mAh battery good for up to two days use. The SWR50 will sell for 229.99 EUR in Europe.

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The Smartband Talk SWR30 will come in black, white, red, blue, pink, or lime colors and measures 47.5 x 22.3 x 9.5mm. Inside the wearable is an ARM Coretex-M4 32-bit processor. The screen is a 1.4-inch black and white e-paper unit with a resolution of 288 x 128 px and 192 dpi.

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Sony gives the watch a volume key, menu key, accelerometer, altimeter, vibrator, speaker, microphone, and support for HD Voice. Other features include NFC, Bluetooth, and a microUSB port for charging. Android 4.4 KitKat or higher devices are compatible and the watch has Bluetooth 4.0 LE connectivity. Storage is 2MB of internal flash and power comes from a 70mAh internal battery good for up to three days use.

Pricing in Europe is 159.99 EUR with either the large or the small band.

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  • Julian Stevens

    You all forgot to mention if it is running Android Wear software.

    • I was about to ask the same question.