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Sony SmartWatch 3 (SWR50)

Sony SmartWatch 3 (SWR50)
alaScore 89

1693 reviews

May, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1693 reviews of Sony SmartWatch 3 (SWR50). The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Smart Watches for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Smart Watches the Sony SmartWatch 3 (SWR50) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony SmartWatch 3 (SWR50)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 534 user reviews of Sony SmartWatch 3 (SWR50) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Smart Watches on Amazon.co.uk.

86% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

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May, 2018

Expert review by : Dieter Bohn (theverge.com)

Sony SmartWatch 3 review: Android Wear can be remarkably unremarkable

 

Almost since Android was introduced, it's been followed by people (including me) complaining about manufacturer customizations to the software. Companies like Samsung, Motorola, and LG used to...

Waterproof ; Fast performance ; microUSB charger

Boring design ; Disappointing battery life ; Few apps support GPS

Feb, 2015

Expert review by (engadget.com)

Sony SmartWatch 3 review: dull design, but great for runners

 

Sony's latest smartwatch won't be for everyone, what with its dull design and muted screen. Still, this is currently the only Android Wear device with a built-in GPS radio, making it a smart choice for runners and other athletes interested in tracking...

Built-in GPS is ideal for runners and other athletes ; WiFi and NFC make this more future-proof than other Android Wear devices ; Relatively long battery life ; Display is easy to read in direct sunlight

Drab design ; Screen isn't as vibrant as on some other smartwatches ; Not many Android Wear apps currently make use of the GPS, WiFi or NFC

Sony's SmartWatch 3 certainly isn't for everybody. It's dull compared to its rounder, sexier rivals; its strap is made out of rubber rather than leather; and the display is not as bright or vibrant as others. But if you care more about function than...

Jan, 2015

Expert review by : Alex Colon (pcmag.com)

Sony SmartWatch 3

 

The Sony SmartWatch 3 brings a greater focus on activity tracking to Android Wear, but there aren't enough apps available to take advantage of it.

Built-in GPS. Slim, waterproof design.

Not many ways to take advantage of GPS. No heart rate monitor. Short battery life. Cumbersome charging port.

Dec, 2014

Expert review by : Andrew Hoyle (cnet.com)

Sony SmartWatch 3 review

 

Sony's previous efforts at making a smartwatch haven't exactly been successes. In fact, the SmartWatch 2 was pretty awful. Seemingly keen to learn from its mistakes, however, Sony is back with a third generation of its computerised wristwear,...

The Sony SmartWatch 3 has built-in GPS to track your workout without needing your phone. It's waterproof, has a built-in USB port for charging without a dock and runs Android Wear smoothly.

Its screen is pretty awful, with poor colours and viewing angles. Its plain, square design makes it much less stylish than the LG G Watch R and it doesn't have a heart-rate monitor built in.

Although its ability to use GPS to track your run is handy, its poor screen, uninspiring design and lack of a heart-rate monitor means the SmartWatch 3 doesn't impress over its more luxurious Android Wear competitors.

Dec, 2014

Expert review by (cnet.com)

Sony Smartwatch 3 lime

 

The SmartWatch 3 has an improved design -- including better waterproofing and interchangeable straps -- and crucially, Sony has ditched its clunky and unpleasant custom interface.

The Sony SmartWatch 3 has built-in GPS to track your workout without needing your phone. It's waterproof, has a built-in USB port for charging without a dock and runs Android Wear smoothly.

Its screen is pretty awful, with poor colours and viewing angles. Its plain, square design makes it much less stylish than the LG G Watch R and it doesn't have a heart-rate monitor built in.

Although its ability to use GPS to track your run is handy, its poor screen, uninspiring design and lack of a heart-rate monitor means the SmartWatch 3 doesn't impress over its more luxurious Android Wear competitors.

Dec, 2014

Expert review by : matthew miller (zdnet.com)

Sony SmartWatch 3 review: Goodbye MOTOACTV, hello future of Android Wear

 

The Sony SmartWatch 3 earns a permanent spot on Matthew's wrist thanks to its ability to serve as an activity tracker, smartwatch, and GPS fitness device.

If the Sony SmartWatch 3 had a heart rate monitor and a more elegant way to charge up, then I would have awarded it a 9.5. Android Wear still needs more work before I can give any of the watches a perfect 10, but it is getting better and more apps...

Dec, 2014

Expert review by : Greg Morris (techaeris.com)

Sony Smartwatch 3 Review: The Best Android Wear Watch At The Moment

 

It feels much longer, but it's been less than 6 months since Android Wear hit the market. They have stealthily crept into use without much fuss, despite revolutionising the wearables market. Reducing the time spent interacting with your phone, but...

The battery receives a small bump to 420mah, which hardly seems a huge deal given the LG watch had 400mah when it hit the shelves. With improvements to the screen and internals, the claimed 2 days of battery life is easily achievable. Where a day of...

Dec, 2014

Expert review by : James Lu (hardwarezone.com)

Sony SmartWatch 3 - A smartwatch aimed at runners

 

Sony's SmartWatch 3 may be the company's third smartwatch, but it's the first running on Android Wear OS. On top of the usual notifications and heart rate monitoring capabilities, the SmartWatch 3 also has built-in GPS so you can track your run without...

Built-in GPS ; IP68 dust and water resistance ; Direct charging via built-in micro-USB port

Dull design ; Yellowish tinge to display ; No heart rate monitor ; Not compatible with standard watch straps ; Micro-USB port cover can be fiddly to open

With its built-in GPS, IP68 water and dust resistance, and sporty, rubberized design, the Sony SmartWatch 3 is clearly aimed at fitness fanatics, rather than style conscious fashionistas. However, without a heart-rate monitor, it lacks a crucial...

Feb, 2015

Expert review by : Andy Walker (gearburn.com)

Sony SmartWatch 3 review: substance over style

 

We review the utilitarian Sony SmartWatch 3 and find that Android Wear isn't quite as advanced as its host hardware.

: Smartwatches in general have a good few years before total maturation, but for the moment, the Sony SmartWatch 3 is an admirable device in its own right. Everything it claims to do, it does, and does well, without being cumbersome or a chore to wear....

Feb, 2015

Expert review by : Brent Rose (gizmodo.com)

Sony SmartWatch 3 Review: The Best-Performing Android Smartwatch Yet

 

Sony's been trying the smartwatch thing for years, but the original SmartWatch and the SmartWatch 2 both... what's the word I'm looking for here? Sucked? Yeah. But the SmartWatch 3 has solid performance and two nifty features you won't find on any...

Feb, 2015

Product Specifications

Design

Band color:Black / Brown / Silver / White / Yellow
Band material:Leather / Metal
Color of product:Black / Black, Brown / Brown / Stainless Steel / White
Housing color:Black / Brown / Metallic / Silver / White / Yellow
Housing colour:Black / Brown / Metallic / Silver / White / Yellow
Housing material:Metal
Shape:Rectangular / Square
Waterproof:Y / Yes

Energy Management

Battery performance:420
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)

GPS Performance

GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite):Y

Other Features

Color of product:Black / Black, Brown / Brown / Stainless Steel / White
Protection features:Water Resistant

Packaging Content

Cables included:USB

Packaging Data

Cables included:USB

Ports & interfaces

Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
Near Field Communication (NFC): Yes
USB connector type:Micro-USB / Micro-USB B
USB port: Yes
USB version:2.0
Wi-Fi:No / Yes

Power

Auto standby:Y
Battery Capacity:420
Battery Life:48
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Standby time (Bluetooth on):95

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MMC / No
Flash memory:4
Internal RAM:512 / 514
RAM capacity:512 / 514

Technical Details

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Band material:Leather
Built-in camera: No
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):N / Y
Built-in speakers:No / Yes
Color of product:Stainless Steel
Display Diagonal:1.6
Display Resolution:320 x 320
Display Type:LCD / TFT
FM radio: No
Gyroscope: Yes
Housing colour:Stainless Steel
Intel inside:N
International Protection (IP) code:IP68
Languages support:ENG / Multi
Magnetometer:Y
Mobile operating systems supported:Android 4.3 / Android 4.3, Android 4.4
Operating system installed:Android Wear 1.0
Processor cores:4
Processor frequency:1200
Protection features:Water Resistant
Resolution:320 x 320
Shape:Square
Short Message Service (SMS): No
Social network services supported:Facebook, Instagram, Twitter
Touch screen: Yes
Touchscreen:Y
Vibrating motor:Y
Waterproof up to:59.1

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.394 / 2.01
Thickness:0.394 / 2.01
Total length (band + watch):1.77
Weight:1.34 / 1.59
Width:1.42