Men's Fitness - - Smartwatches -

£ 190 sony­mo­

Sony has had a cou­ple of cracks at the smart­watch al­ready but the Smart­Watch 3 is the first

to ditch Sony’s clunky soft­ware in favour of An­droid Wear. It’s a change that im­me­di­ately makes the Smart­Watch 3 a con­tender, helped by the in­clu­sion of a GPS tracker. While not the most ac­cu­rate we’ve seen, it does mean you can leave your phone at home and have the Smart­Watch 3 track your run. It’s just a pity a heart rate mon­i­tor hasn’t been in­cluded.

The rec­tan­gu­lar face and rub­ber strap may not wow peo­ple but apps are dis­played at­trac­tively on the screen, which is bright and easy to read. There’s also an el­e­ment of fu­ture­proof­ing – the Smart­Watch 3 is en­abled for WiFi and Near Field Com­mu­ni­ca­tion (NFC) for when Google up­dates its soft­ware, sug­gest­ing you may be able to use it for con­tact­less pay­ment one day. Sony has picked func­tion over form for its Smart­Watch 3, but if you’re not

wor­ried about be­ing a trend­set­ter, you should se­ri­ously con­sider it.

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