Monday, January 5, 2015

Sony Unveils SmartWatch 3 With Stainless Steel Design

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Sony kicked off CES 2015 showing off it's new stainless steel designed SmartWatch 3. The SmartWatch 3 was originally released in October of 2014, but Sony has taken the opportunity at CES to give us updated, high end design.

Other than the new stainless steel design, this SmartWatch 3 variant is identical to the one released a few months ago. It’s packing a 1.6-inch 320×320 display with a 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm professor and 512MB of RAM. The chassis is IP68 certified for dust and water resistance, even with the new steel design.

This design enhancement is most likely an effort by Sony to make the Android Wear powered SmartWatch 3 appeal to more fashion focused customers. The original SmartWatch 3 was geared mainly towards the athletic type, with its silicon design.

Sony has yet to announce pricing for the steel SmartWatch 3, although saying the device will be available sometime in January. The SmartWatch 3 without a stainless steel band currently runs $249.99, so we would expect the stainless steel model to come in at at least $300.

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