Sony SmartWatch 3
Sony's latest smartwatch won't be for everyone, what with its dull design and muted screen. Still, this is currently the only Android Wear device with a built-in GPS radio, making it a smart choice for runners and other athletes interested in tracking their pace and distance.
- Built-in GPS is ideal for runners and other athletes
- WiFi and NFC make this more future-proof than other Android Wear devices
- Relatively long battery life
- Display is easy to read in direct sunlight
- Drab design
- Screen isn't as vibrant as on some other smartwatches
- Not many Android Wear apps currently make use of the GPS, WiFi or NFC
- Critic Reviews (10)
- User Reviews (2)
- 72AVERAGE CRITIC SCORE10 ReviewsGizmodo80Sony SmartWatch 3 Review: The Best-Performing AndrIt ain't fancy, but it's a solid performer, and it's the first smartwatch from Sony that might actually be worth your trouble.Engadget80Sony SmartWatch 3 review: dull design, but great fSony's latest smartwatch won't be for everyone, what with its dull design and muted screen. Still, this is currently the only Android Wear device with a built-in GPS radio, making it a smart choice for runners and other athletes interested in tracking their pace and distance.TechCrunch70Sony SmartWatch 3 ReviewSony’s SmartWatch 3 is one of the latest in Android Wear devices, but it has some failings I’d expect from much earlier entrants. ... The device’s saving grace is its use of onboard GPS, as well as that future gift of local Wi-Fi.CNET60Sony SmartWatch 3 review: Poor screen and no heartAlthough its ability to use GPS to track your run is handy, its poor screen, uninspiring design and lack of a heart-rate monitor means the SmartWatch 3 doesn't impress over its more luxurious Android Wear competitors.Wareable80Sony SmartWatch 3 reviewIts design may be pretty uninspiring and the display is fairly mediocre but the functionality afforded by the GPS is unrivalled ... and the battery life is far better than we’ve seen on any of the Sony’s rivals. Let’s just hope that app developers spruce up their offerings soon.The Verge70Sony SmartWatch 3 review: Android Wear can be remaWe have unassuming watches like Sony's SmartWatch 3. Even if you're part of the tiny sliver of users to whom it's designed to appeal, you have to admit that there's nothing really special about it. But it works.Forbes70Sony SmartWatch 3 Review: Android Wear's First GenI suspect anyone buying into Android Wear at this stage is more concerned about function than fashion and would prefer the square UI on offer. In which case the increased battery and microUSB charging on the SmartWatch 3 trump the other Android Wear devices out there.TechRadar80Sony Smartwatch 3 reviewThe Sony SmartWatch 3 is a powerful and well equipped wearable with a good screen and reasonable battery life. If it could do all that while looking like an actual wristwatch it would be a real winner, but it's still impressive.Android Central70Sony SmartWatch 3 reviewIt's a good first (or third?) effort, and a decent active Android Wear device.TrustedReviews60Sony SmartWatch 3 reviewSony’s first Android Wear watch is a big improvement on previous smartwatch attempts, but it’s still flawed and doesn’t get the best out of its most unique features.
- 90AVERAGE USER SCORE2 ReviewsEngadget Reader90January 15, 2015Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetSeanIsHere90January 12, 2015Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!Its really great especially since you can play installed music directly from this watch to any Bluetooth headset or speakers. Its also cool that I can pay for coffees using this watch as well. GPS, NFC, IP68 waterproofing, latest Bluetooth 4.1, with WiFi as well. Just helps future proof this device.