Sony today announced that two new wearables will be added to its product catalog in the near future: SmartWatch 3 and SmartBand Talk.
SmartWatch 3 is the third version of the company’s smart watch and first with theAndroid Wear operating system . If it is a gadget with quad-core processor at 1.2 GHz, 512 MB RAM , and battery of 420 mAh. According to Sony, it can withstand two days of use or four days in stand by. There’s still 4 GB of internal storage for, for example, listening to music – it connects to headphones via Bluetooth.
The gadget also has NFC and GPS besides the already traditional accelerometer, gyroscope and IP68 certificate – it is waterproof. The 1.6-inch screen with a resolution of 320 × 320 pixels has the differential of being visible even outdoors on very clear days thanks to the LCD Transflective, which also reflects the light.
The SmartWatch 3 will be sold in black and green (it’s the fitness version) for 230 euros.More towards the end of the year, it will be possible to buy also white and pink bracelets.
The other Sony launch in this area is SmartBand Talk. It has curved 1.4-inch e-ink screen – that is, low power consumption (Sony says it lasts up to three days), but well visible even outdoors. The processor is a 32-bit ARM Cortex-M4 with 2 GB of storage and it has accelerometer, altimeter, NFC, GPS and Bluetooth. Like SmartWatch 3, it also has IP68 certificate.
The SmartBand Talk differential is already in the name: it recognizes voice commands, allowing your smartphone to stay in your pocket. You can also make and receive calls with your phone only. In addition to connecting to Bluetooth headsets, the wristband has a speaker.
It will be launched this quarter for 160 euros in black and white colors, with more options available soon.
In addition to the two wristbands, Sony announced the Xperia Z3 , the new flagship of the brand, and the Xperia E3, a low-cost device.