Canada is really embracing the new wearables, especially smartwatches, where a recent study shows that 3-percent of the Canadian population already owns a smartwatch, that 4-percent intend to but one before the end of December and that a full 9-percent claim that they will make a purchase of one within a year. This shows that Canada has some early adopters, those waiting for the holidays and others that are waiting for the third or fourth generation to show up. They are also fond of Sony products, so the new Sony SmartWatch 3 is of particular interest to potential customers. We reported last week that the Sony SmartWatch 3 was available in the Canadian Google Play Store for $279.99 CAD and are now happy to let you know that it may also be purchased at select Bell Stores for the same, $279.99 CAD price tag. It will also be online and in Sony’s physical store later this month.
Sony made a smart move with their SmartWatch 3 by jumping onboard and using Android Wear as its operating system, allowing anybody with any Android smartphone running Android 4.3 or higher a reason to purchase their SW3. Sony also included a GPS in the device so you can take a quick jog or go to the gym without lugging your smartphone with you to keep track of the distance you have gone. By including 4GB of internal storage you can even bring along your favorite songs to play while you work out and listen to them over your Bluetooth headset or earbuds.
As a reminder, the Sony SmartWatch 3 comes with a 1.6-inch 320 x 320 pixel TFT LCD display and has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor clocked at 1.2GHz. The device is packing 512MB of RAM and the 4GB of internal storage. It comes with Bluetooth 4.1 for connectivity and to power the SmartWatch 3 is a 420mAh battery, which should provide some of the best battery life we have seen in a smartwatch. Waterproofing certified IP68 will allow you to take a quick swim or a long shower with no damage to the device. Something else that Sony included is a unique clip to snap the actual workings of the watch into multiple plastic watchbands in a multitude of colors – you can wear a different color every day of the week or to suit your particular mood.
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