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Sony SmartWatch 3 UK price and release date revealed

This latest wearable technology from the company will cost £180 when it arrives in November 2014.

Consumers in the United Kingdom who have been waiting for details regarding the release of the Sony SmartWatch 3 now have something to look forward to, as it has been revealed that it will arrive in the country in November and will cost £180.

The device is based on the Android Wear operating system from Google and has a 1.6 inch display.

The Sony SmartWatch 3 will become available at the Google Play store. The company pointed out that it is important to remember that “timings and availability will vary by market/operator, and some regional operator & market exceptions will apply.” For example, Clove, a retailer, had first announced that it would have the wearables on October 23, but has since said that they will not have the Black and Lime versions until early in November. Moreover, the Metal models will not be on the shelves until the middle of the month.

Though the price of the Sony SmartWatch 3 starts at £180, the precise cost will depend on the model.

Sony Smartwatch 3 - info revealedFor example, the preorder price at Clove was listed at exactly that price, but that retailer is also showing that the preorder price of the metal version of the wearable technology will be considerably higher, reaching £215.

The various models that will be available in this smartwatch include the Classic, which will come in black, and the Sport, which will be lime colored. They are IP68 certified to be waterproof and dust proof. They will feature a transflective TFT LCD display that will be 1.6 inches and will feature a resolution of 320 by 320. The straps are silicon rubber, and the rear panel is stainless steel. A pink or white replacement strap can also be purchased for this device.

The Sony SmartWatch 3 is 38 grams and the device, itself is 36 mm by 10 mm by 51 mm. It will have 512 MB of RAM, a 1.2 GHz ARM A7 quad core processor, and will have 4 GB of storage, supporting NFC, GPS and Bluetooth 4.0 LE.

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.