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Sony SmartWatch (Original; see below for 2 and 3)
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Sony SmartWatch
ManufacturerSony
Operating systemMicrium uC/OS-II
Display1.3” OLED display
128 x 128 pixels
65k (16 bits) color[1]
InputMulti-touch, capacitive touchscreen
ConnectivityBluetooth v3.0[1]
Dimensions36 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)
Mass15.5 g (0.55 oz) main unit
26 g (0.92 oz) watchband [2]
Backward
compatibility
Android 2.1 and up
PredecessorSony Ericsson LiveView
SuccessorSony SmartWatch 2
Sony SmartWatch 2
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Sony SmartWatch 2
ManufacturerSony
CPU1.2GHz Quad-core ARM A7[3]
Memory4GB (2 and 3)
Display1.6", 220x176[3]
InputMulti-touch, capacitive touchscreen
ConnectivityBluetooth v3.0, NFC [3]
Dimensions42 x 9 x 41 mm [3]
Mass122.5 g (4.32 oz) total
Backward
compatibility
Android 2.1 and up
PredecessorSony Ericsson LiveView
WebsiteOfficial website

The Sony SmartWatch is a line of wearable devices developed and marketed by Sony Mobile that connect to Android smartphones and can display Twitter feeds, SMS, among other things. Different versions are compatible with different Android devices.

Original[edit]

The original "MN2" Sony SmartWatch from 2012

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 asSWR50
ManufacturerSony
Release dateNovember 2014
Operating systemAndroid Wear
CPUBroadcom 1.2GHz Quad-core ARM Cortex A7 processor
Memory512MB RAM
StorageeMMC 4 GB
InputMulti-touch, capacitive touchscreen, GPS, light sensor, accelerometer, gyroscope, compass, step counter
ConnectivityBluetooth 4.0 LE, NFC, Wi-Fi
Backward
compatibility
Android 4.3 and up
PredecessorSony SmartWatch 2
WebsiteSmartWatch 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]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b https://web.archive.org/web/20160219063107/http://www.sonymobile.com/us/products/accessories/smartwatch/specifications/
  2. ^ "Smartwatch specifications". Pawar. Retrieved 2019-02-18.
  3. ^ a b c d http://www.sonymobile.com/us/products/accessories/smartwatch-2-sw2/specifications/#tabs
  4. ^ Sony SmartWatch launches in US for $149.99 The Verge. April 12, 2012. Retrieved February 8, 2017.
  5. ^ Samuel Gibbs (October 17, 2013). "Sony Smartwatch 2 review: a second screen for your Android phone". The Guardian. Retrieved September 10, 2014.
  6. ^ Jerry Hildenbrand (October 20, 2013). "Yes, the Sony SmartWatch 2 is IP57 water and dust resistant". Android Central. Retrieved September 10, 2014.
  7. ^ "Sony embraces Android Wear in the SmartWatch 3, and we tried it out". Digital Trends. September 6, 2014. Retrieved September 10, 2014.
  8. ^ "Hands-on with the Sony SmartWatch 3". Gizmag. September 6, 2014. Retrieved September 10, 2014.
  9. ^ 低功耗與感測技術為穿戴電子技術核心
  10. ^ Kumar, Anurag (6 September 2014). "Sony SmartWatch 3 SWR50 launched with 1.2 GHz quad core processor". Gizmobolt. Retrieved 6 November 2015.
  11. ^ Gallen, Christine (14 February 2016). "Broadcom Scores Quad Win with Quad-Core Processor in Latest Smartwatch from Sony, According to ABI Research". Business Wire. ABI Research. Retrieved 6 November 2015.
  12. ^ "Android Wear 2.0 is leaving behind one of the most beloved smartwatches". TechRadar. Retrieved 2017-03-01.

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