Sony SmartWatch 3 now available on US Play Store

The Sony SmartWatch 3 has joined the Android Wear roster on the Google Play Store.

Sony’s device appeared on Google’s official web store in the US a month or so ago, but has been listed as ‘coming soon’ ever since. Now it’s available to buy for $249.99 (£158).

The Sony SmartWatch 3 joins the LG G Watch and the Samsung Gear Live in the Android Wear section of the Google Play Store.

It isn’t much of a looker, but the Sony SmartWatch 3 features a square 1.6-inch 320 x 320 display (that’s sharper than the LG G Watch), a 420mAh battery (which is slightly bigger than the LG), and 4GB of internal storage.

As with Sony’s latest smartphones, the SmartWatch 3 has an IP68 rating, meaning it’s highly water and dust resistant.

The Sony SmartWatch 3 is the first device in the range to run on Google’s own Android Wear software, which is why it’s the first to appear on the Google Play Store.

It seems as if the choice of colourful neoprene straps that were initially announced for the SmartWatch 3 have gone missing in action, however.

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Sony is planning a number of additional apps for the SmartWatch 3, including a TV remote control app and one that will allow you  to remotely take pictures from a Sony smartphone or QX10 lens camera.

It seems we in the UK (and elsewhere in the world) will have to wait a little longer for Sony’s take on an Android Wear device.

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