SONY SMARTWATCH 3
£ 190 sonymobile.com
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.