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Sony SmartWatch 3

76
Engadget
Score
A good product that falls short of greatness.
76

A good product that falls short of greatness.

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Engadget Review

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.

Pros
  • 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
Cons
  • 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
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Engadget

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User Reviews

90
SeanIsHere
Its really great especially since you can play installed music directly from...read more
90
Andrew Lazzarin
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
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72
Average Critic Score

Storage capacity

80
 

Features

64
 

Durability

82
 

Ease of use

74
 

Portability (size / weight)

77
 

Battery life

78
 

Design and form factor

64
 

Display

66
 

How It Stacks Up

82

Engadget

82
 

Critic

88
 

User

83
 

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80
 

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90
 
74

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74
 

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74
 

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81
 
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How It Stacks Up

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82
 

Critic

88
 

User

83
 

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90
 
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74
 

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