Sony SmartWatch 3 Now Available at Select Bell Stores Michael Kwan December 3, 2014 News, Press Release It looks like smartwatches are finally getting a little more mainstream with more offerings from more companies coming every day. The Apple Watch is set to launch some time next year, but for those of us in Google Land, Android Wear is definitely where it’s at. And if you’re Canadian, you may be happy to hear that the Android Wear-powered Sony SmartWatch 3 is now available for sale through select Bell stores across the country. Unlike the modified Android found on last year’s Sony SmartWatch 2 (SW2), the SmartWatch 3 is running on the wearable-optimized Android Wear platform. This makes it fundamentally the same as others of its ilk, like the Asus ZenWatch and the Moto 360. As is the case with so many other Sony products, the SmartWatch 3 is water protected with an IP68 rating. Key features include the 1.6″ 320×320 TFT display, 4GB local memory, 420mA battery for 2 days of normal use, and a myriad of sensors like the accelerometer, compass, gyro and GPS, all of which are perfect for Sony’s Lifelog app. Yes, you could order the Sony SmartWatch 3 right now through the Google Play Store, but sometimes it’s more convenient to walk into a physical store to pick it up instead. In addition to Bell stores, Sony Stores will also be stocking the SmartWatch 3 starting later this month with prices starting at $279.99. [hide-this-part morelink=”Full Official Announcement”] Sony SmartWatch 3, Powered by android wear Now available in CANADA WHAT: Sony SmartWatch 3 is now available for sale in select Bell stores and will be available in-store and online at Sony Stores later this month. SmartWatch 3 is Sonys latest generation SmartWatch, but the first specifically designed for the latest Android Wear updates in close collaboration with Google. Android Wear organizes your information, suggests what you need, and shows it to you before you even ask. You can get messages from your friends, appointment notifications, and weather updates at a glance. It could be flight information, tips based on your interests or messages of any kind, so user input is seldom necessary. But if you need to interact with Android Wear, voice is easiest way. SmartWatch 3 works with the popular Lifelog app designed to help you understand more about the way to live and move, so you can improve and enrich your life. Downloadable from the Google Play Store, Lifelog is a fun Android app built to enable you to set and achieve goals, bookmark memorable moments, and revisit memories any time, so that you get to know yourself better. KEY FEATURES: Water protected, rated IP68[i] Offers a 1.6 320320 TFT LCD Transflective display for visibility in bright sunlight, set within a stainless steel back panel, for a premium look and feel Charges via a standard microUSB port. Built-in 4GB local memory You can sync playlists, and simply connect with a Bluetooth headset to listen. You can do this before a run, leaving the smartphone at home and still have great music offline. Built-in microphone, and Accelerometer, Compass, Gyro and GPS sensor technology A 420 mA battery (up to 2 days of normal use) Available in Classic (Black) with extra colour straps available for sale after launch Pricing will start at $279.99 SmartWatch 3 is optimized for devices running on Android 4.3 and later. [/hide-this-part] Share This With The World!