CES 2015: Sony SmartWatch 3 takes on Pebble Steel with stainless steel variant

Sony's smart wristwear gets a fashionable makeover
CES 2015: Sony SmartWatch 3 takes on Pebble Steel with stainless steel variant

The Sony SmartWatch 3 is many things, but fashionable it is not.

That looks set to change, though, with Sony announcing the arrival of a new stainless steel variant of the SmartWatch 3 at CES 2015. Unlike the similarly metallic Pebble Steel, this isn't an entirely new device; the stainless steel band is just a housing that you can pop an existing SmartWatch 3 unit into.

That means you get the same Android Wear device as before, complete with a 1.6in, 320x320 pixel transflective display, along with built-in GPS.

CES 2015: Sony SmartWatch 3 takes on Pebble Steel with stainless steel variant
CES 2015: Sony SmartWatch 3 takes on Pebble Steel with stainless steel variant

We've tried the new SmartWatch 3 band on for size, and it has a satisfyingly hefty feel on the wrist, with a solid clasp and an unusual matt finish.

If stainless steel isn't to your liking, Sony has also revealed a new adapter surround for the SmartWatch 3 that lets you snap any 24mm watch strap onto the device.

The stainless steel SmartWatch 3 will be available from February, while the adapter will hit stores in early 2015.

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