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CES 2015 | Sony reveals stainless steel SmartWatch 3

Sony SmartWatch 3 stainless steel available starting February 2015
Sony SmartWatch 3
This new version of the company's smartwatch rolls out globally in February, next to a new SmartWatch 3 holder that allows the customization of the wearable with any standard 24 mm strap.

Sony moves forward with its SmartWear family of products and services by announcing a new SmartWatch 3 edition that comes with a stainless steel finish, accompanied by a few concept devices and new Lifelog collaborations. "Our approach to smart, wearable technology is based on the fundamentals of building depth and variety in user experiences, and providing choice with beautiful, functional products," says Kaz Tajima, Senior Vice President, Head of UX Creative Design and Planning at Sony Mobile Communications.

The stainless steel edition of SmartWatch 3 rolls out next month and "matches contemporary with timeless aestheticism for a premium look and feel." Its highlights include a 1.6-inch 320X320 TFT LCD Transflective display, IP68 rating for protection from water, 512 MB RAM and 4 GB eMMC storage, NFC and Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity, as well as multiple sensors. The 420 mAh battery can provide enough juice for up to 2 days of normal use on a single charge.

Popular Android app Lifelog can be accessed now through a Web browser at lifelog.sonymobile.com - a new interface that uses the open API functionality and recent HTML5 technologies to provide a richer visual experience.

In addition to the above, Sony also unveiled a new partnership, this time with Virgin Atlantic. Its goal is "to explore SmartWear initiatives together, to develop unique solutions using Sony’s SmartWear products to support operational activities and enhance the customer service experience for Virgin Atlantic customers." Details are expected to follow in the coming months.

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Codrut Nistor, 2015-01- 8 (Update: 2015-01- 8)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.