Sony has just announced that the SmartWatch 3 with stainless steel band is set to launch globally sometime this week. We took a first-hand look at the Sony SmartWatch 3 with stainless steel band back at CES 2015, and we really enjoyed the new watch strap. No exact day was announced for the global availability, and no pricing information has been revealed either.
One problem many users have with the SmartWatch 3 is that users are forced to use proprietary straps with the watch, since the device comes with no latches or pins. The company aims to fix that problem with their new SmartWatch 3 “holder” kit. This will allow users to install any 24mm watch strap they’d like. The holder will also be available with either black or brown leather strap options, and should launch sometime in the coming weeks. Sony says they’ll make both the leather and stainless steel straps available sometime in the early Spring.
To make the deal even sweeter, all new SmartWatch 3 stainless steel and “holder” kits will include free vouchers for six months of access to Todoist Premium. With that said, if you’re a Android Wear-loving Todoist user and could use the upgrade to a Premium account, Sony has you covered.
Not so fast! There’s another deal out there that you may want to check out. If you’re looking to snag a SmartWatch 3 with a silicone band, Verizon is currently offering one for only $199.99 ($50 off). A 20% discount on one of the better Android Wear devices out there is a pretty great deal, so you may want to take advantage of it before the promotion ends. Head to the link below if you’re interested. Oh, and be sure to check out our hands-on with the Sony SmartWatch 3 stainless steel at CES!