The SmartWatch 3 is Sony’s first entry into the Android Wear device space, following many years of releasing various smartwatches—many under the same SmartWatch moniker—that never saw much mainstream success. The device is in the middle range of the spectrum price wise, and its looks and capabilities arguably are in line with its cost.
Many months after the initial SmartWatch 3 introduction, Sony announced a steel variant at CES 2015 to little fanfare. Both devices are identical internally, featuring an ARM A7 CPU, 512 MB of RAM, NFC, Bluetooth, and GPS. We got hands-on footage of both variants of the device when they were launched, and we were impressed with both. If the device fits your style, it’s a solid choice.