We’ve already told you that Sony is preparing to launch its latest smart watch at IFA in Berlin. What we didn’t know is that it won’t be the only wearable device the Japanese company will unveil at that time; joining the SmartWatch 3 will be the SmartBand Talk that will be a simpler device that can track users’ whereabouts throughout the day.
Another new piece of information suggests that the said smart watch will run Google’s Android Wear platform rather than Sony’s own custom version of Android. We would think that’s good news, but we’re not sure Sony is that eager to dump all the work it invested in previous two SmartWatch models.
Anyhow, this 9to5Google piece claims that the SmartWatch 3 will rock a 1.68-inch 320×320 pixels screen, a built-in heart rate sensor along with an IP58-certified body against dust and water. Yes, this means you’ll be able to wear one of these while swimming.
As for the SmartBand Talk, it will apparently have some sort of battery-friendly e-ink display that will allow users to carry it around for months before charging it. It is, however, unclear whether the band’s central piece will be detachable like that was the case with the original SmartBand. We’ll have all the answers in just a few days, anyway… Stay tuned…