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SONY SmartWatch 3 SWR50 (Black) £149.98 at DABS (free delivery)

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The SmartWatch 3 runs Android Wear.Looks like the best deal on the latest smart watch. Accurate GPS, and 4Gb of memory means you could leave your phone at home whilst exercising. this is Waterproof to…
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The SmartWatch 3 runs Android Wear.Looks like the best deal on the latest smart watch. Accurate GPS, and 4Gb of memory means you could leave your phone at home whilst exercising. this is Waterproof too. This is probably the best Smart watch out now if you don't need a heart rate monitor built in (and the watches with heart rate monitors are not really accurate from your wrist anyway.) And at this price its a great deal. Battery lasts 2 days and charges from a standard Micro USB. Most other watches need their own separate charging stand.

Overall Specification
Talk time 2 days
Standby time 4 days
Size HxWxD 36 × 10 × 51 mm
Weight 76 grams
Screen Size (1.6 inches
Internal memory4GB
Email Capability
Runs on Android SmartWear
Bluetooth
Wifi
GPS
NFC
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#1
Just spotted Amazon have now matched this price.
#2
ICTHUS
Just spotted Amazon have now matched this price.

Please explain to me! Do you put your sim from your phone into this? I do not understand how you can leave your phone behind.
Thank You
#3
It has inbuilt GPS so this will track your steps or run, when you return to your phone it will upload to route planning maps etc.

You don't put a sim into this, so emails and notifications will only work when paired with your phone.
#4
chrsinne
ICTHUS
Just spotted Amazon have now matched this price.

Please explain to me! Do you put your sim from your phone into this? I do not understand how you can leave your phone behind.
Thank You

It has built in memory for music storage all it is saying by you can leave your phone at home when you exercise you can use it as a bluetooth mp3 player without your phone not make calls or receive notifications
#5
Has been this price at Amazon all week. It was a lightening deal at weekend for £132 but I missed it. Seems to be one of the better smart watches, although for a sports orientated device, is missing a HR sensor. Tried to see some of these Android Wear devices in the flesh, but not many stock them.
#6
Already been less than £130 at least twice in the past month from Amazon.
#7
Bagged one of these beauties for £127 a week or so ago via flash sale at Amazon.fr

Fyi... Best standalone running app is Ghostracer (version .71 beta) that syncs up to strava and has best customisable stats screen.

Still haven't found a standalone mp3 player on the watch... Don't want to subscribe to Google music for £10pm just to get that functionality, that's lame!
#8
you can upload music to Google Music for free, then stream or download your own files.
#9
brookysm
Already been less than £130 at least twice in the past month from Amazon.
They are short term one-off quick deals and we often miss them.
This is a deal all day, and available for the forseable future.
Wish I could spot it on a flash-deal.

Edited By: ICTHUS on Dec 30, 2014 11:53
#10
brookysm
Already been less than £130 at least twice in the past month from Amazon.

It was Christmas and Black Friday. Unlikely to be repeated.
#11
I'm curious to know what the battery life actually is like with this or the G Watch R. I have a LG G Watch and the battery is rubbish (less than a day) compared to my Pebble.

I have a feeling the musicboss app may be causing a little drain too, but I'm hoping the Amoled screens and black background will make a dramatic difference. Otherwise it's back to Pebble for me.
#12
Doesn't seem to have Ant+, which would be essential for me.
Most times I'd prefer to have my phone with me anyway and the watch doesn't add a massive amount to that.
#13
would this work with a Note 2?
#14
So tempted. Lack of GPS on other smart watches has stopped me pulling trigger prior to now.
#15
chris2010uk
I'm curious to know what the battery life actually is like with this or the G Watch R. I have a LG G Watch and the battery is rubbish (less than a day) compared to my Pebble.

I have a feeling the musicboss app may be causing a little drain too, but I'm hoping the Amoled screens and black background will make a dramatic difference. Otherwise it's back to Pebble for me.


I have g watch r with screen set always on brightness 3. took off charge at 7am this morning has been used for reminders, timers, calls, calculator and web today. Now 11.10pm and still 70% battery left.
I love it. Even if it was a steep £225 when I bought it.
#16
I think that the smartwatch market is a little all over the place at the minute. Maybe most people should hold on until the 2nd/3rd wave of devices (2nd wave of Moto 360, 3rd of every other Android if I've done my maths right we the most recent LG smartwatch was their 2nd attempt?) before diving into getting one at these kind of prices.

Hate to say it, but the Apple Watch may change how developers approach these wearable devices too, and start making some strides in terms of apps and watch only features.

If you're in for one though exciting times for this tech in future.
#17
Mmmm... I have all I would like in the SWR30, lighter and sleeker than a "true" smartwatch and have made it work in conjunction with my Bluetooth car system using Automagic (was major issue prior), then I saw this http://www.xperiablog.net/2015/01/05/sony-to-finally-launch-smartwatch-3-with-metal-strap/ ... and thought OMG love it, but remembered that it's still still too bulky... Sony are getting there, but until then I have to say I am really happy with my Smartband Talk, stainless steel would be nice though 8)
#18
great!!! cheers!!
#19
iamdamien

Hate to say it, but the Apple Watch may change how developers approach these wearable devices too, and start making some strides in terms of apps and watch only features.

I'm curious what Apple will bring to the Smartwatch if/when it comes out. So far i think it only exists to stop fans drifting away.
1 Like #20
Personally I think we're at least five years away from these things catching in and being really viable. There needs to be a vast improvement in battery technology for one. How stupid are these devices going to look when there is.
http://www.pocket-lint.com/news/130380-future-batteries-coming-soon-charge-in-seconds-last-months-and-power-over-the-air

Edited By: sotomonkey on Jan 08, 2015 00:15
#22
So is this the newest model or did Sony announce another one at CES?
#23
Franzkill
So is this the newest model or did Sony announce another one at CES?
This is the current model. At CES the same model (SmartWatch 3) has been announced but with a stainless steel body and strap, probably in reaction to the fact that most people would not wear this black rubbery version with formal clothing, eg a suit & tie... well, I certainly wouldn't :{
#24
doesnt look very good and not very useful (was tempted until i saw one in person)
#25
chris2010uk
I'm curious to know what the battery life actually is like with this or the G Watch R. I have a LG G Watch and the battery is rubbish (less than a day) compared to my Pebble.

They're all rubbish compared to the Pebble at the moment (for battery life). Which is why I have a Pebble! :)

I only found one that was in the same ball-park but I don't think they're actually available yet. Plus it would be a grey Chinese import and my experience of those in the past has not been great. Promise a lot but seldom deliver and build quality tends to be questionable. It's this one if you're wondering: http://www.digitaltrends.com/wearables/geak-watch-2-news/
#26
I missed the boxing day lightning deal on this as i didn't check Amazon in the morning. Was gutted to see i could have saved £20 on it but, ordered it anyway for this price. My partner got me the SW2 for Christmas and as no where apart from Argos had it in Stock paid £130 for it instead of £99 but it kept disconnecting. My partner said for £20 more she'd get me this so had it a couple of weeks now and it's great. Battery life isn't great but i love it none the less. I don't get a lot of calls or messages but a ton of emails. This has been particularly useful when I've got stuff listed on Gumtree, i can see if i need to grab my phone and reply or ignore it. Also switched to hangouts so ki can reply to messages straight from the watch.
My phones normally always on vibrate as well and i don't always realise it's ringing so note when my partner rings she doesn't get angry cos i don't miss the call :-D.
Also very useful when cooking. Instead of coming into the living room and stopping what I'm doing and setting a timer i just tell the watch to set a timer, has saved a lot of time in that respect and i don't cook a lot haha.
Excited about the "holder" Sony have announced for it as well so can use any 24mm watch strap. Although the black plastic suits me anyway, it's nice to have a choice.
#27
Paddy_o_furniture
So tempted. Lack of GPS on other smart watches has stopped me pulling trigger prior to now.
Why? onboard GPS absolutely kills the tiny batteries on these. The watch does about 5 hours with the GPS on and even less if you're streaming music too.

LG specifically stated that GPS was left out of the G Watch R because of the poor battery performance when using it and as Android Wear is really designed to be a companion device then it is a pretty pointless addition to have within the watch unless you just want to use it for your daily run.
#28
iamdamien
I think that the smartwatch market is a little all over the place at the minute. Maybe most people should hold on until the 2nd/3rd wave of devices (2nd wave of Moto 360, 3rd of every other Android if I've done my maths right we the most recent LG smartwatch was their 2nd attempt?) before diving into getting one at these kind of prices.

Hate to say it, but the Apple Watch may change how developers approach these wearable devices too, and start making some strides in terms of apps and watch only features.

If you're in for one though exciting times for this tech in future.
Apple Watch isn't going to revolutionise wearables, I doubt it will even do most of what the 'rolling demo' they showed on the production mockups without severally impacting the battery life which let's be honest Apple have a constant issue with. The problem with these devices is the size of the screen and that is the one factor you simply cannot design away without making the devices too large for most people.
#29
sancheez
chris2010uk
I'm curious to know what the battery life actually is like with this or the G Watch R. I have a LG G Watch and the battery is rubbish (less than a day) compared to my Pebble.

They're all rubbish compared to the Pebble at the moment (for battery life). Which is why I have a Pebble! :)

I only found one that was in the same ball-park but I don't think they're actually available yet. Plus it would be a grey Chinese import and my experience of those in the past has not been great. Promise a lot but seldom deliver and build quality tends to be questionable. It's this one if you're wondering: http://www.digitaltrends.com/wearables/geak-watch-2-news/
Thanks for the link

I ended up ordering the G Watch R from the Amazon France deal (around 177 quid or so)

I'm hoping the Amoled display with make a drastic difference and I can comfortably get through a very heavy day or 2 days normal.
#30
I managed to get one of these on the Black Friday weekend deal.
It is actually the best all round Android Wear watch around at the moment.

There is not a massive amount of apps/support out there at the moment - but it is continually getting better.
I have not been able to test the on board GPS yet as I haven't found a program that will fully communicate with the watch. But as jamskee recommended I will try out ghostracer.

All other functions work well and I have even paid for a couple of apps (which I don't normally bother with!). Music controller is a great app which lets you control the functions from your watch of any music/video playing through your phone.
So you can be playing music through soundcloud/google play/spotify etc and change the volume, skip tracks and see what tracks are paying straight from the watch.
I think this is more useful than just playing music directly from the watch (as that would use a lot more power and you would also need bluetooth headphones).

Battery life is really good (for a 1st gen device) and Google will hopefully keep pushing out updates to keep it optimised.
I can get about 2-3 days of normal use.
If you are just using during the day just for notifications (so around 8am - 8pm) you can probably get a maximum of 3 days use which is pretty good!

Only downside is the strap isn't the best looking (although it is comfortable) and the charging port is behind an awkward flap. Although I can see why they did this as it makes the phone waterproof and you don't need to carry around a separate watch charging dock like on the LG/Moto models.

Definitely a good buy under £150 though

Edited By: faisal_uk on Jan 08, 2015 11:16
#31
faisal_uk
Only downside is the strap isn't the best looking

Something of an understatement. It's horrible. Looks like a childs toy or something.
#32
The only thing that counts against the SW3 is the looks - the supplied band may be very utilitarian but it looks pretty naff for day to day wear.

HOWEVER - Sony have just announced a 'stainless steel' version of the watch which basically seems to mean selling it with a stainless steel band (which presumably can be used for existing SW3s and hopefully will be available to buy as an accessory):

http://www.engadget.com/2015/01/05/sony-smartwatch-3-steel/

Looks absolutely terrific. Will be looking to pick up the SW3 next time Amazon do a lightening deal for £130.
#33
chris2010uk
sancheez
chris2010uk
I'm curious to know what the battery life actually is like with this or the G Watch R. I have a LG G Watch and the battery is rubbish (less than a day) compared to my Pebble.

They're all rubbish compared to the Pebble at the moment (for battery life). Which is why I have a Pebble! :)

I only found one that was in the same ball-park but I don't think they're actually available yet. Plus it would be a grey Chinese import and my experience of those in the past has not been great. Promise a lot but seldom deliver and build quality tends to be questionable. It's this one if you're wondering: http://www.digitaltrends.com/wearables/geak-watch-2-news/
Thanks for the link

I ended up ordering the G Watch R from the Amazon France deal (around 177 quid or so)

I'm hoping the Amoled display with make a drastic difference and I can comfortably get through a very heavy day or 2 days normal.

The G Watch R doesn't have an AMOLED display, it has a P-OLED display, unfortunately.
#34
got one for sale brand new and sealed ,£140 if anybody wants it
#35
I'm wondering if this will be able to connect to my bluetooth heart rate strap & headphones simultaneously without my phone?

@faisal_uk, I believe that Google's MyTracks works with the watch for tracking.
#36
no idea on that one pal not even opened it so cant find out

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