Sony Is Crowdfunding A Smartwatch Again

Posted: Aug 31 2015, 10:56am CDT | by , in Technology News


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Sony Is Crowdfunding A Smartwatch Again

Sony is back to crowdfunding!For the first time, Sony's special crowdfunding platform in Japan, now has a new WENA smartwatch.

This watch is designed and manufactured by Sony for a more premium set of clients. WENA stands for “Wear Electronics Naturally”.

It is a somewhat conventional looking timepiece, designed for corporates and premium watch owners.

Everything from the dial, to the all-metal strap gives you the vibe of a conventional, extravagance timepiece, fitted with savvy wearable tech from Sony.

The WENA's focus is fundamentally towards three primary elements. These are; a NFC wallet compatible with the Japanese Felica standard; notifications through vibration and a customizable LED light on the band.

It also includes an activity tracker, which is pretty much similar to other smartwatches and smart bands. There are two models on offer, a Chronograph model and a fairly weird named Three Hands model.

The Chronograph one, as the name proposes is more towards a customary chronograph timepiece. It has three different hands and dials for hours, minutes, and seconds.

The "Three Hands" display simply has a consistent watch face. Both models measure 42mm in across direction.

The three Hands watch is expected to run for three years in a single battery. The Chronograph model should last for five. But, the band should be charged every week.

This is the second time that Sony has launched a smartwatch in its own crowdfunding platform. The WENA Wrist is expected to ship in March and April next year.

The cost of the watch range from ¥34,800 ($287) for a silver Three Hands model up to ¥69,800 ($576) for the Chronograph in black.

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