SONY SMARTWATCH 3 REVIEW: YOU CAN’T LOSE WITH THIS SMART WATCH
Even with the Sony SmartWatch 4 right around the corner (if the rumors are true!), this Android Wear Sony SmartWatch 3 SWR50 is still one of the best smartwatches we’ve seen. While, I don’t mean looks wise it’s the best, feature wise and functionality: absolutely.
The Sony SmartWatch 3 was early to the party to help bring Android Wear into the market, but thankfully, it is still on the shortlist for updates and new versions. With this version, Sony has ditched its previous Android-based operating system, joining Moto 360 and the LG Watch G R in using Google’s operating system for smartwatches.
With the inclusion of GPS, this is more than a smartwatch; it also has fitness tracking capabilities!
Sony Smartwatch 3 – Design & Fit
Again, looks wise this smartwatch isn’t winning any prizes.This watch has a sportier look, with a rubber strap available in black or yellow as standard and with a recent update now also includes stainless steel, leather black or leather brown. The square watch face module is removable from the band, which is how you can change up the different straps.
This watch has an adjustable clasp you can size to a perfect fit. It’s a comfortable, lightweight design that pairs well with fitness and casual clothing. If you’re planning a fancy night out, you may want to leave this sporty smartwatch behind. There’s no known skin irritation with wear and for the athletes, it does a decent job at battling perspiration.
One of the biggest disappointments of the watch is that the display is a 1.6-inch, 320 x 320, LCD affair, which offers very little vibrancy and the colors on the screen seem muted. Viewing angles aren’t the best and even with the brightness turned up full force, it’s still not the best screen you’ll ever see. To improve the screen visibility, some features were added to invert colors and make the text larger if you’re having issues seeing what is on the screen.
To activate the watch, there is a single button that lets you turn it off or on, or hold down for a reset.