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SmartWatch 3 from Sony to launch in India

The brand has announced that the SmartBand Talk from its Smartwear lineup will also be released in that market.

Sony has now announced that two more of its products from within its SmartWear line, its SmartWatch 3 and its SmartBand Talk, are now going to be launched in the massive market in India.

These wearable technology gadgets can both synch with the Lifelog mobile app for health and fitness tracking.

That said, while the products are being announced for launch into the Indian marketplace, at the time that this article was written, the company had not yet revealed the prices for either its smartwatch or its fitness band. Sony has stated that the products will be reaching the store shelves in that country in December of this year.

There have been a number of improvements made to the SmartWatch 3 for the latest Sony wearables release.

Smartwatch - IndiaFor example, this device has adopted the Android Wear platform. This will allow the device to be able to anticipate the needs of the wearer, and it will organize the information stored within the device as it makes suggestions for what the wearer might need, showing it to him or her before it is even asked.

This wearable technology device will provide the wearer with appointment notifications, text messages to read, and weather updates at a rapid glance. Moreover, it can also be programmed to provide flight information or offer tips based on interests. Input into the device is rarely necessary. It functions more as an information and alert system that caters to the specific needs of the wearer.

The smartwatch can receive instructions via voice, which is the easiest way to interact with Android Wear, when taking the tiny screen size into account – the display is a mere 1.6 inches. That function is made possible through its built-in microphone. This Sony device is equipped with its own standalone mobile apps, as well and features a GPS sensor, a gyrometer, an accelerometer, and a compass. The onboard storage is a respectable 4G. It is waterproof and uses a microUSB port in order to charge its battery.

Wearable technology from Sony leaked in a render

The image depicted a SmartBand Talk as well as a SmartWatch 3 ahead of their official unveiling.

A render has leaked at Sony and has possibly unveiled completely new designs for the SmartWatch 3 wearable technology, which was expected to be officially unveiled at the IFA 2014.

The image also depicts another type of wearable device, the SmartBand Talk, with an e-ink display.

That second wearable technology is completely new from the brand and looks to be the latest fitness tracker that will also provide the wearer with notifications on its display. There have already been two generations of Sony SmartWatch, and they have both looked quite similar to each other. That said, the latest version that was depicted in the render looks as though it is an all plastic form, instead of the previous metal design.

That wearable technology may also be running on Android Wear, according to the render.

Surprising Wearable Technology NewsThis goes against previous reports that have suggested that Sony would be using its own SmartWatch operating system for its next smartwatch release. If that turns out to be accurate, it will help to boost the competitiveness of the SmartWatch 3 against such rivals as the Samsung Gear Live and the LG G Watch. Among some of the other specs for the device that have been taken from the leak are the 1.68 inch display that reportedly has a resolution of 320 by 320. Moreover, it also appears to have IP58 water resistance.

The SmartBand Talk, on the other hand, will come with Bluetooth connectivity, and it will have an e-ink display that is curved. Those are the full extent of the details that could be obtained regarding those wearables from the render. The name of the device suggests that it will also provide certain notifications for the wearer or could also allow an owner to make calls as is the case of the Samsung Gear. However, that is only a guess based on the product name.

The true nature, existence, and specifications of both of these wearable technology devices are all expected to be revealed at the IFA in Berlin.