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Sony SmartWatch (Original; see below for 2 and 3)
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Sony SmartWatch
Manufacturer Sony
Operating system Micrium uC/OS-II
Display 1.3” OLED display
128 x 128 pixels
65k (16 bits) color[1]
Input Multi-touch, capacitive touchscreen
Connectivity Bluetooth v3.0[1]
Dimensions

36 mm (1.4 in) H
36 mm (1.4 in) W

8 mm (0.31 in) D
12.8 mm (0.50 in) D (includes clip)
Weight

15.5 g (0.55 oz) main unit

26 g (0.92 oz) watchband [1][2]
Backward
compatibility
Android 2.1 and up
Predecessor Sony Ericsson LiveView
Successor Sony SmartWatch 2
Website Official website (archived; official site dead)
Sony SmartWatch 2
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Sony SmartWatch 2
Manufacturer Sony
CPU 1.2GHz Quad-core ARM A7[3]
Memory 4GB (2 and 3)
Display 1.6", 220x176[3]
Input Multi-touch, capacitive touchscreen
Connectivity Bluetooth v3.0, NFC [3]
Dimensions 42 x 9 x 41 mm [3]
Weight 122.5 g (4.32 oz) total
Backward
compatibility
Android 2.1 and up
Predecessor Sony Ericsson LiveView
Website Official website

The Sony SmartWatch is a line of wearable devices that connects to an Android smartphone and can display Twitter feeds, SMS, among other things. Different versions are compatible with different Android phones.

Original[edit]

The original Sony SmartWatch, model MN2SW, uses a flexible silicone wristband with multiple colors available. It was introduced at CES 2012 and launched later in March 2012.[4]

Sony SmartWatch 2[edit]

The Sony SmartWatch 2, model SW2, was launched in late September 2013. The SW2 supports working together with any Android 4.0 (and higher) smartphone, unlike Samsung's competing Galaxy Gear smartwatch, which only works with some of Samsung's own Galaxy handsets. The watch features an aluminum body and comes with the option of a silicone or metal wristband, but can be used with any 24mm wristband. It is 1.65 inches tall by 1.61 inches wide by 0.35 inch thick, weighs 0.8 ounces and sports a transflective LCD screen with a 220x176 resolution. The SW2 connects to the smartphone using Bluetooth, and supports NFC for easy pairing. It is rated IP57 so it can be submersed in water up to a metre for 30 minutes and is dust resistant.[5][6]

Sony SmartWatch 3[edit]

Sony SmartWatch 3
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Sony SmartWatch 3
Also known as SWR50
Manufacturer Sony
Release date November 2014
Operating system Android Wear
CPU Broadcom 1.2GHz Quad-core ARM Cortex A7 processor
Memory 512MB RAM
Storage eMMC 4 GB
Input Multi-touch, capacitive touchscreen, GPS, light sensor, accelerometer, gyroscope, compass, step counter
Connectivity Bluetooth 4.0 LE, NFC, Wi-Fi
Backward
compatibility
Android 4.3 and up
Predecessor Sony SmartWatch 2
Website SmartWatch 3

At IFA 2014 the company announced the Sony Smartwatch 3.[7][8] Its processor switched from previous generations' ARM Cortex-M MCU[9] to a ARM Cortex-A CPU.[10]

As noted by ABI Research, "The SmartWatch 3 has many new features such as waterproof (IP68 rated, not just resistant), improved styling, transition to Android Wear, and introduction of a new wearable platform from Broadcom. ... [It's] based on the Broadcom system-on-chip (SoC) platform which includes a 1.2GHz Quad-core ARM Cortex A7 processor (BCM23550), an improved GPS and ambient light sensor processing SoC (BCM47531) capable of simultaneously tracking five satellite systems (GPS, GLONASS, QZSS, SBAS, and BeiDou), the now popular Wi-Fi 802.11n/BT/NFC/FM quad-combo connectivity chip (BCM43341), and a highly integrated power management IC (BCM59054)."[11]

Several apps are capable of using the Smartwatch 3's GPS, including:

  • Google MyTracks (since 2014, December)
  • RunKeeper (since 2014, December)
  • Endomondo (since 2015, March)
  • iFit
  • Ghostracer (can upload to Strava)
  • Strava (Beta)
  • Rambler

The watch is also capable of tracking swimming with swim.com and golf swings with vimoGolf.

The Sony SmartWatch 3 will not be upgraded to version 2.0 of Android Wear.[12]

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