Signaling an imminent launch, Sony’s upcoming Smartwatch 3 just appeared on the Google Play Store. The sporty yet altogether disappointing Android Wear device is listed at $249.99, putting it on par with the rest of the competition, but there still isn’t a firm release date. The Smartwatch 3 was announced at IFA last month. Waterproof but inelegant, the device doesn’t make a terribly strong showing as compared to the Moto 360. Still, Sony fans should keep an eye out for an official release date if they want to pick one up.
Sony’s SmartWatch 3 has finally popped up on Google Play sporting a $249.99 price tag. The listing comes more than a month after the device got its official unveiling at IFA 2014 in Berlin, but an actual release date remains a mystery at this time. At $249.99, the SmartWatch 3 costs the same as the incredibly popular Moto 360, but some would argue that it isn’t quite equipped to compete at the same level. It’s not as pretty as Motorola’s device, and despite being designed primarily for sporty types, it doesn’t have a built-in heart rate monitor like many of its rivals. The SmartWatch 3 does have familiar internals, however, with a 1.6-inch transflective LCD display, a 1.2GHz quad-core processor, 512MB of RAM, and 4GB of internal storage. It also has a 420mAh battery that Sony says will provide two days of typical usage — as well as interchangeable silicone straps, and a water-resistant form factor.
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