For many years, Sony has been in the forefront of Android-powered smartwatch industry. Therefore, the announcement of SmartWatch 3 at IFA 2014 came as no big surprise to many people, despite the unique features of the watch. However, the launch of the SmartBand Talk at the same event was not only a big statement about the company’s ever-increasing diversified innovations, but also an affirmation of their admirable need to constantly spread their marketing tentacles in the viable market of wearable smart-tech devices.
The SmartBand Talk
The SmartBand Talk looks more-or-less like fitness bands, which are quite common these days. However, the SmartBand Talk band is a little different from the fitness band as it comes with a 1.4-inch e-paper display at 192dpi that is seamlessly integrated into the band.
Even though Sony has not yet given clear-cut details about the specifics of what’s inside the SmartBand, it has revealed that the device will have an integrated mic and speaker for voice calls when it is paired with a Smartphone.
Also, though it is yet to be established if the device is powered by Android Wear, the company exclusively revealed that the hand-based device comes with 2MB of memory, an ARM Cortex-M4 32-bit processor, and IP68 waterproofing.
IFA 2014: Asus unveils Android Wear ZenWatch to challenge Gear Live and G Watch
The SmartWatch 3
Compared to its predecessors, the new Sony SmartWatch, the SmartWatch 3 is definitely a worthwhile upgrade. Whereas the rubber bands may not go well with everyone, the fact that the bands are replaceable in a variety of designs and colors will make them bearable, if not loved by most customers.
The SmartWatch 3 sports a 320 x 320 resolution with a 1.6-inch display, 4GB of storage, a 1.2GHz Quad-core processor and 512MB of RAM. In addition, it has GPS connectivity, NFC support, Bluetooth support, IP68 waterproofing. According to Sony, the 420mAh battery, which can be charged via MicroUSB, will outclass its competitors as far as battery is concerned.
Remarkably, both the SmartBand Talk and the SmartWatch 3 are quite affordable, with the band going for just over $200 and the watch being sold for around $300. Based on their features and affordability, it is needless to say these devices are indeed a great bargain.