Sony SmartWatch 3 hits the US Play Store

The Sony SmartWatch 3 has popped up on the US Google Play Store ahead of the wearable’s upcoming release.

Sony’s first Android Wear timepiece, the Sony SmartWatch 3 has been listed with a $249.99 (£155) price tag.

Although shown as ‘coming soon’ on the American Play Store, the Sony SmartWatch 3 has yet to appear on the UK store.

Unveiled last month during IFA 2014, the LG G Watch rival was previously slated by Sony for UK launch in “early October.”

Hardly the most attractive smartwatch currently doing the rounds, the Sony SmartWatch 3 pairs a 1.6-inch, 320 x 320-pixel square display with a 420mAh battery and a selection of colourful neoprene straps.

It has 4GB of internal storage – which allows the device to act as a standalone music player – and can be connected to Bluetooth headphones for easier, on-the-move, listening.

Discussing the watch’s further features, Sony has stated: “We will have a remote control application so you can change channels and remotely control your TV using the smartwatch.” Sounds like a trip back to 1994, when the Casio CMD-40 remote control watch sparked a short-lived craze for covert channel-hopping pranks.

The company added: “You can also use the watch to remotely take pictures from a Sony smartphone or QX10 lens camera.”

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