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Hands-on with Sony's new SmartWatch 3 and SmartBand

Sony flip-flops back to Android Wear, but the results are tepid

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Sony just introduced two new products at IFA 2014: its fifth-generation smartwatch, the SmartWatch 3, its first wearable to take advantage of Google's Android Wear platform, and the SmartBand Talk, the company's latest fitness-tracker.

According to The Verge's Vlad Savov, the SmartWatch 3 is sporty and rugged, but the overall design and poor components make for a disappointing first impression. The SmartBand Talk fares no better due to its "frustratingly sluggish" performance.

Both products will be available this fall, but in the meantime you can take a closer look for yourself and read more of Vlad Savov's impressions right here.

Photography by Vlad Savov