At CES 2015 Sony introduced new products, partners and experiences to its evolving SmartWear range – highlights include a sleek stainless steel edition of SmartWatch 3, new Lifelog collaborations, and concept wearable devices, including Sony’s Smart B-Trainer prototype, a multi-sensor, waterproof headset prototype designed for optimising performance and providing real time insight on the running track.
Let’s put the focus on SmartWatch 3…
After launching in partnership this past Autumn with Google, SmartWatch 3 is Sony’s latest generation “SmartWatch”. Sony unveiled the new stainless steel edition of SmartWatch 3, rolling out globally from next month.
SmartWatch 3 in beautiful stainless steel matches contemporary with timeless aestheticism for a premium look and feel. It features a 1.6” 320×320 TFT LCD Transflective display for visibility in bright sunlight, and is of course water protected2, rated IP68 – it charges via a standard microUSB port. To further broaden the range of wearing styles available, Sony also unveiled a new SmartWatch 3 holder, allowing users and partners alike to customise SmartWatch 3 with any standard 24mm watch strap; available from the early part of 2015.
Even without your Android smartphone, SmartWatch 3 is a fun and useful accessory with impressive standalone functionality – featuring native music playback, intelligent sensor technology and a unique inbuilt GPS sensor. Golfshot and iFit are two developers already creating Android Wear experiences with SmartWatch 3’s standalone capability, for both performance on the course and track respectively – from January, every SmartWatch 3 user will have exclusive access to the premium Golfshot and iFit apps out of the box.
Lifelog is the popular Android app built to help you set personal goals, monitor progress, get to know yourself better and make smarter choices about your health, entertainment, and more (downloadable from the Google Play Store). Users can access Lifelog through their browser at lifelog.sonymobile.com, with a newly created web interface that uses the open API functionality and latest HTML5 technologies, it provides a more visual experience.
The new feature reflects Sony’s strategy to regularly bring new functionality and features to Lifelog, to keep the experiences as current as they possibly can be.
Sony is teaming up with a variety of lifestyle and health apps, so you can get the most out of the services you already love and discover new ones, to complement your SmartWear and Lifelog experience.
Starting soon, you will be able to:
– Access Recipes on IFTTT for intuitive connections between Lifelog
– Develop healthy habits with Habit Monster, so you can learn more about yourself within Lifelog
– Use Withings Smart Body Analyzer and its other connected health devices, to monitor your weight, BMI, and body fat in Lifelog
Information and visuals as kindly provided by Sony Mobile Communications and WE.
Lately, I’ve been into wearables (since I’ve got myself the LifeTrak Brite and Mi Band) and the product photos of SmartWatch 3, caught my attention.
Aside from the premium pricing (around US$249.99) and 2 day battery life, when I compared it to other brands, it look much sleeker and pair-able for any function (IMO).
Hope to try it out when it hits Sony SG stores in Feb 2015.