Sony’s first (and only) wearable was among the first Android Wear devices in shops, after all and, you can still buy one. But should you?
It’s 2017 - and Sony’s wearable is almost three years old - but is the SmartWatch 3 still worth your hard-earned cash in a world dominated by Fitbits, Misfits and all those other its? Read on to find out.
Who should buy the Sony SmartWatch 3?
Sony’s SmartWatch 3 is cheap. Typically wavering around the £90 mark these days, it’s a far more attractive purchase than the likes of Moto’s 360 and - don’t forget - that stonkingly expensive Apple Watch. If money’s tight, Sony’s SmartWatch 3 should be a no-brainer.
But its cheap price comes with a couple caveats. For one - and you might have guessed it by this point - the SmartWatch 3 is drastically out of date. We’ve just seen Android Wear 2 make an appearance you see, but it’s a no show on Sony’s third-gen SmartWatch.
That, and it’s hardly the most feature-packed of devices these days. It may be IP68 rated and have its own GPS sensor, but since launch we’ve seen plenty of feature rich devices pop up; from the Garmin Vivosmart HR+’s heart rate monitor, to the Moto 360’s Android Pay.