When it comes to smartwatches, you can sort of break things down into three camps. There's the rubber strap crowd — functional, but not all that stylish. There's leather, which classes things up a good bit but doesn't necessarily work on every watch. And then there's those who prefer a steel bracelet.
I've very much found myself in that latter group. Living in a humid climate, leather just tends to stick to my arm more than I prefer. And rubber is fine, but I wanted something looks a little better.
So I was a little surprised by how much I've enjoyed wearing the Sony SmartWatch 3.
As the name implies, it's the third smartwatch from Sony, and its first to run Android Wear. And it actually marks the start of what we'd consider to be Version 1.5 of the Android wear era.
And this, now, is our Sony SmartWatch 3 review.
About this review
We're reviewing the Sony SmartWatch 3 as purchased directly from Verizon and after a good 10 days of exclusive use, followed more days of occasional use for further testing. It's also become my go-to watch for jogging.
The watch is running Android 4.4W.2 (Build KNX01V), and we've used it connected to a Nexus 6, 2014 Moto X and LG G3.