Sony’s latest generation "smartwatch" is optimised for Android Wear’s standalone functionality. Out of the box you’ll be able to load songs & playlists to SmartWatch 3's on-board memory, leave your Android smartphone at home and go for a run and track that workout with the in-built GPS sensor and Lifelog.
Sony has also made improvements from SmartWatch 2. The SmartWatch 3 has a 1.6" 320×320 TFT LCD Transflective display for visibility under sunlight, set within a stainless steel back panel. It’s rated IP68 and charges using a standard microUSB port.
LG Electronics' newest Android wearable, LG G Watch R, will be available for purchase at retail sites throughout Europe in the beginning of November, followed by key markets in North America, Asia and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) soon after.
The LG G Watch R made its debut at IFA 2014. It is the first watch-style wearable to feature a fully circular Plastic OLED (P-OLED) display, inspired by classical timepieces. The 1.3-inch circular P-OLED display is producing images viewable at all angles even under bright sunlight.
The smartwatch features a classic design encased in stainless steel and aluminum powered by a 410mAh battery. Like the original LG G Watch, the G Watch R is powered by a 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor with 4GB of storage and 512MB of RAM. With an Ingress Protection rating of IP67, the device is protected from dust and water resistant for up to 30 minutes at a maximum depth of one meter. The device s compatible with any 22mm wide watch strap.
The LG G Watch R offers six new pre-loaded watch faces and improved power savings in ambient mode. The update to Android Wear OS will add more features and functionality to G Watch R such as offline music playback. Updates will be performed through the smartphone with the owner’s permission.
Sony Smartwatch 3 specifications
- Weight (core unit): 45 g
- Display: 1.6" Transflective Display, 320 x 320 pixel
- Kit contents:
- 1 wrist strap
- Core unit (removable)
- USB cable
- Quick startup guide
- Compatible: SmartWatch 3 is optimised for devices running on Android 4.3 and later.
- Colour variants (wrist strap): Black, Yellow
- Quad ARM A7, 1.2 Ghz
- 512 MB RAM, 4 GB eMMC
- Voice, touch and gesture input
- On/off/wake up key
- Bluetooth 4.0
- Micro USB
- Android 4.3
- SmartWatch 3 app
- Water protected: IP68 rated
- Ambient light sensors
- Battery: 420mA (up to 2 days normal use)
LG G Watch R Key Specifications:
- Chipset: 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400
- Display: 1.3-inch P-OLED Display (320 x 320)
- Memory: 4GB eMMC / 512MB RAM
- Battery: 410mAh
- Operating System: Android Wear (compatible with smartphones running Android 4.3 and above)
- 9-Axis (Gyro / Accelerometer / Compass)
- PPG (Heart Rate Monitor)
- Color: Black
- Other: Dust and Water Resistant (IP67)