Sony India has today officially launched 2 wearables, the SmartWatch 3 and SmartBand Talk in India, priced at Rs. 19,990 and Rs. 12,990 respectively. Both wearable devices will connect via Sony Lifelog app to Xperia smartphones running Android 4.3 or higher.
The Sony Smartwatch 3 is Sony’s first smartwatch running Google’s Android Wear software. The Android Wear software relies on Google Now, which is a good thing. The watch can organizes your information, suggests what you need, and shows it to you before you even ask. You can also check notifications, weather updates, etc very efficiently without having to take your phone out of your pocket.
Even without paring with a smartphone, Sony Smarwatch 3 can serve as a standalone watch. It features a 1.6” 320×320 TFT LCD Transflective display and is powered by a 1.2 GHz processor with 512 MB RAM and 4 GB internal storage. The watch is IP68 certified, which means it can handle a few splashes and rainfall without being damaged.
Other features include WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, NFC, Accelerometer, Compass, Gyro and a 420 mAh battery, which will last for 2 days of typical usage according to Sony.
SmartBand Talk on the other hand, is an e-ink display wearable with an inbuilt microphone you can use to attend calls. Using Sony’s Voice Control technology, you can also assign different voice commands for different operations.
The SmartBand Talk comes with a curved 1.4 Inch E-ink display, which consumes very little power. You can use SmartBand Talk to monitor lifelog activities and view notifications. Sony SmartBand Talk is powered by an ARM Cortex M4 processor and is IP68 water proof certified as well.
The module weighs just 12 grams and the strap is another 24 grams wrapped around your wrist. Other features include Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, Accelerometer, Altimeter and a 65 mAh battery, which can last for 1 hour of talk time and up to 3 days standby time.