Sony SmartWatch 3 release date, price and specs UK

Sony has unveiled its SmartWatch 3, an Android Wear-powered smartwatch with a 1.6in display. We reveal the Sony SmartWatch 3 release date, price and specs UK. Updated 24/10/14. Also see: Best smartwatches 2014.

The SmartWatch 3 wasn't Sony's only IFA 2014 product launch: Also see: Sony Xperia Z3Sony Xperia Z3 CompactSony Xperia Z3 Tablet CompactSony Xperia E3 and Sony SmartBand Talk.

Also see: Sony SmartWatch 2 review and Sony SmartWatch 3 hands-on review.

Sony SmartWatch 3: Release date UK

According to Sony the SmartWatch 3 will be on sale this autumn and has now given more details stating that it will roll out from the end of October via the Google Play store. However, it warns that "timings and availability will vary by market/operator, and some regional operator & market exceptions will apply."

Retailer Clove original said it was due on 23 October but has now said the Black and Lime models are due early November with Metal due mid November.

Sony SmartWatch 3: Price UK

The SmartWatch 3 will cost 229 Euro, which converts to around £180. And that's the exact price for pre-order at Clove (link above). The firm also lists a metal version which we weren't made aware of arriving in November at £215.

Sony SmartWatch 3 release date, price and specs UK

Sony SmartWatch 3: specs

Available in Classic (black) and Sport (lime) models, the IP68-certified dust- and waterproof Sony SmartWatch 3 has a 1.6in transflective TFT LCD screen with a 320x320 resolution, a stainless steel rear panel and a silicon rubber strap. You will also be able to buy a pink or white strap for the SmartWatch 3.

Inside this 36x10x51mm, 38g smartwatch is a 1.2GHz ARM A7 quad-core procesor, 512MB of RAM and 4GB of storage. The latter enables you to sync playlists between your phone and watch before you leave the house, then enjoy your tunes without the smartphone to hand.

The Sony SmartWatch 3 supports Bluetooth 4.0 LE, GPS and NFC, and has a MicroUSB charging port. Running Android Wear, it's compatible with all Android smartphones running Android 4.3 Jelly Bean or later. It also talks to Sony's Lifelog software (which can be installed on any Android phone) to help you keep track of every aspect of your life, from the pictures you've taken and the conversations you've held to how active you've been.  

Its 420mAh lithium-polymer battery charges in less than an hour and can last up to four days on standby, according to Sony.

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