There are still many people who keep asking “what is the point of Smartwatches?” First impressions of the Sony Smartwatch 3 is that it will blow those ideas out of the water. It is helpful with day to day tasks, at work, in the car and pretty much everywhere. The Smartwatch 3 shows that Sony has been in this game for a long time and has learnt from its previous models. They encourage you to ‘leave your phone behind’ and have your life at a glance, making things simpler and smarter.
The Sony SmartWatch 3 has an app for everything. Powered by a forever expandable Android Wear. Developers continue to create multiple ways for you to customise and enjoy the Android Wear experience, meaning the SmartWatch 3 becomes increasingly personalised to your every taste.
There are tons of apps you can download. The set of base apps you can begin with are as follows: Todoist, Endomondo, Lifelog. Golfshot, iFit, Camera Remote Control. You can get a Twitter app, a web browser, a calendar, a calculator, Google’s useful Keep app, sports and fitness apps, Google Maps Navigation, WhatsApp, facebook, and facebook messenger. To name a few…
There are apps for keeping up with the weather, keeping up with friends.If you find you miss phone calls all too often, you’ll find the haptics on the watch will save you. A special shout out goes to the Translate app. It is phenomenal. Translating your spoken phrase to the alternative language, the bonus is if you tilt the watch to the person sitting opposite you, it reverses the phrase in big font so that they can read it. A stroke of genius.
The Sony Smartwatch 3 has a big battery and can last up to 2 days with the following Settings ( Auto brightness, Gesture moves ON, Screen ON all the time, WiFi ON, Location ON). It charges very quickly in comparison to that of a smartphone. It can be full in less than an hour
The device gets better with each software update. Longer battery life, faster, easier to use and with more intuitive control.
The Sony Smartwatch 3 poster fitness apps are Endomondo and iFit.(There are others you an use as well though). Sony has sacrificed an inbuilt heart rate monitor for that of a GPS tracker. In a nutshell, the GPS works fine. It is quick to find a signal(typically seconds after you have left a building) and can be used in conjunction with apps like GhostRacer and Google Fit. The watch can be useful for people not into intensive sports activities, but for those just checking their daily steps. When out and about, the watch using Google Fit app shows cards with motivational phrases and minutes walking until reaching daily goal. The step counter and Strava fitness app for cycling, do pretty good jobs too with a good accuracy rate. It will not replace the dedicated fitness watches but still stands up tall amongst them. The lack of a heart rate sensor will be missed by some but the inbuilt GPS receiver will be cherished by those who cycle and run a lot. It is more useful for them.
Out of the Box
- Sony SmartWatch 3
- USB Cable
- User Documentation