Sony Wena 3 Ultraman Edition: Unique smartwatch and wristwatch combination launches
Sony has unveiled the Wena 3 Ultraman Edition, a smartwatch that builds on 2020's Wena 3 strap. However, while Sony set no production limits on the Wena 3, the company has confirmed that it will only produce 1,000 units of the Wena 3 Ultraman Edition. As Sony's marketing images show, the Wena 3 Ultraman Edition combines the Wena 3 with a regular wristwatch, albeit one with unusual hands and a minimal dial.
As its name suggests, the Wena 3 Ultraman Edition builds on the Ultraman series, which has been running since 1966. While the Wena 3 Ultraman Edition resembles a wristwatch from the top, the Wena 3 has a small OLED display that sits across the device's buckle. Although the Wena 3 element is rather small, it supports Amazon Alexa, has built-in NFC and numerous sensors for monitoring your heart rate and VO2 Max, among other things.
According to Sony, the Wena 3 Ultraman Edition is waterproof up to 5 ATM and comes with two batteries. Specifically, the Wena 3 portion relies on a lithium-ion battery that will provide up to a week's battery life between charges. On the other hand, the conventional SR621SW battery should give the wristwatch portion up to three years of power before it needs changing.
Currently, Sony sells the Wena 3 Ultraman Edition in Japan for JPY 68,200 (~US$524). In comparison, the equivalent Wena 3 version retails for approximately JPY 33,000 (~US$254). For reference, the Wena 3 Ultraman Edition will begin shipping on November 7, 2022.