Sony SmartWatch 3 Overview Updated February 15, 2017

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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.

Sony SmartWatch 3 Stories February 15, 2017

PSA: Sony says the SmartWatch 3 isn’t getting Android Wear 2.0

Along with Android Wear 2.0, Google announced the tentative list of Android Wear smartwatches that would be receiving the update. Many were left curious about the Sony SmartWatch 3, since it was Sony’s one and only Android Wear device and was — unfortunately — left off the list.

Sony SmartWatch 3 Stories April 5, 2016

Huawei Watch for Women gets Google Store listing, Marshmallow OTA for Sony SmartWatch 3 begins today

Announced at CES and spotted last week, the Huawei Watch for Women now has a Google Store listing. While not yet available for purchase, it confirms that the watch will be available to purchase in the US sooner rather than later. Additionally, the Marshmallow Android Wear update for the Sony SmartWatch 3 is finally rolling out today.

Sony SmartWatch 3 Stories October 2, 2015

With so many companies having recently announced their new generations of Android Wear watches, there’s never been a better (or cheaper) time to try out the platform. There were many risks with trying it out before. First off, Android Wear watches weren’t that cheap. For a sibling platform with limited performance, it was a lot of money to gamble on a wrist gadget you might hate. Those same watches are now last generation, and with that, they’re much cheaper and give you an easier access point to Android Wear. Perhaps more importantly, the OS itself has come on leaps and bounds since its introduction. Now you can get a great Android Wear experience without having to fork out a ton of cash…

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Sony SmartWatch 3 Stories August 25, 2015

SmartWatch 3 watch face app from Sony now on the Play Store

The SmartWatch 3 is one of a few first-gen Android Wear devices that’s still sold on the Google Store, and now Sony has published an app on the Play Store that lets you customize all of your device’s default watch faces (via Android Police).

With the app, you can customize watch face backgrounds, hands, time markers, accent colors, and more features. Additionally, you can choose “from a range of widgets” that bring information like the current date and your step count to the front of your device.

There are three basic watch faces that are new thanks to the app: Classic, Watercolor, and Sony. The first is a traditional analog face, the second sports — as you might have guessed — some colorful designs, and Sony is a very basic digital face.

To use this app, Sony says that you have to have the Android Wear companion app installed on your device, and it’s probably a good idea to make sure that you have the latest version of Android Wear installed on your device as well.

You can grab the Sony SmartWatch 3 accessory app on the Play Store for free. If you’re like me, you probably think this means a bunch of awesome new watch faces to try on other Android Wear devices. I’ll save you the time in trying; this is for the SmartWatch 3 only.

Sony SmartWatch 3 Stories August 4, 2015

9to5Toys Lunch Break: Galaxy S6 (unlocked) $480, Aukey 12000mAh power bank $10, ASUS ZenWatch $130, more

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Today’s can’t miss deals:

Samsung Galaxy S6 smartphone 32GB (unlocked): $480 shipped (Reg. $800) | eBay

Power banks w/ Prime shipping: KMASHI 15000mAh Dual USB $14 (Orig. $20)Aukey 12000mAh $10 (Orig. $22)more

ASUS ZenWatch now just $130 shipped from Best Buy (Reg. $200) | eBay

 

Headphones: SoundPEATS Bluetooth 4.1 in-ears $20 (Reg. $26), Sennheiser HD280 + HD439 $100 (~$200 value), more

More new gear from today:

Two Philips Hue connected light bulbs (multiple styles) for $100 shipped (~$120 value)

More deals still alive:

Pre-pay for 3 months of Sling TV and receive a $50 Best Buy credit towards the purchase of eligible streaming devices

New products & more:

The new off-road nipi cooler uses renewable power to keep your devices charged and your beer cold

ECOXGEAR’s new rugged Bluetooth speakers and power banks are waterproof and solar powered

Sony SmartWatch 3 Stories August 3, 2015

9to5Toys Lunch Break: SanDisk 128GB Ultra Fit Flash Drive $30, ASUS ZenWatch $130, Fire TV Stick $25, more

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Today’s can’t miss deals:

Amazon Gold Box – up to 60% off SSDs, USB Flash Drives, Portable Storage and much more:

ASUS ZenWatch now just $130 shipped from Best Buy (Reg. $200) | eBay

Amazon Fire TV Stick media streamer w/ voice search for $25 (Reg. $39)

Pre-pay for 3 months of Sling TV and receive a $50 Best Buy credit towards the purchase of eligible streaming devices

Team 17 announces a pair of new Worms games coming to iOS, Xbox One and PC

Logitech $20 off $49: MX Master Wireless Mouse $80 shipped (Reg. $100), gaming accessoriesmore

More new gear from today:

Samsung 850 EVO 500GB 2.5-inch Internal Solid-State Drive: $150 shipped (Reg. $180+)

More deals still alive:

Free PS Plus Games for August: Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris, Limbo, more

Free Xbox Live Gold Games for August: Metal Gear Solid V Ground Zeroes, more

New products & more:

Amazon’s Dash Replenishment Service is here and Prime members can order today

Olio announces new Gold and Rose Gold options for its luxury smartwatch

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