Yes, another Sony announcement tied in with Verizon. Today the carrier has officially launched the Sony Xperia Z3v. Along with that release Verizon has also begun taking pre-orders for the Sony SmartWatch 3. The device is priced at $250 and is expected to ship October 30th.
The Sony SmartWatch 3 is a bit different from the other current Android Wear offerings. Sony took more of a fitness / sporty approach to their offering. The display is removable and you can purchase various colored bands. It is waterÂ resistantÂ to a degree, so are some of the others. The battery is the largest at 420 mAh and is rated for 2 days of continuous usage. It charges via a Micro USB port that is found on the backside. There are two aspects to the device that I personally find useful. It offers its own GPS chip allowing you to take a run and have it track your activity without needing a phone with you. Others have pedometers, 9 Axis and heart rate monitors.
Head over to VerizonWireless.com to pre-order this new Android Wear device today.Â The Sony SmartWatch 3 will also be available on the Play Store. However, it is still listed as “coming soon”. I would image it will become available soon.