1. Jenny Eldershaw's Avatar
    I have been trying to find out when the 'Holder' which allows a metal strap to be attached in place of the rubber one will be available in the UK.
    I have tried asking Sony till I'm blue in the face and they just put me off. Today I actually got a REAL, LIVE PERSON on their chat support and this was her reply,
    "Anna: There is no confirmed release date for this product, I would advise to keep checking on Xperia™ Smartphones from Sony - Sony Smartphones to see when this is available"

    This is just BONKERS!
    I know I'm not alone in wanting to replace the rubber strap; I didn't know it would make me itch until I had worn it for a bit or I would have bought the metal one from the start.
    Anyone have any info about this issue?
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    04-28-2015 08:51 AM
  2. Steven Maltby's Avatar
    I've been trying to find out the same about the steel strap and got a similar response from Sony when I emailed them. I did come across a couple of tweets from Sony uk and they were saying early May for the steel strap but no mention of the holder. Keeping my fingers crossed this is correct but will believe it when I see it lol.

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    04-28-2015 11:05 AM
  3. Jenny Eldershaw's Avatar
    Hey, AC People......any of you have an idea? Can you find out?
    04-29-2015 06:06 AM
  4. BioFanatic's Avatar
    Ugh, I cannot BELIEVE this isn't easily available to purchase!
    I want to add my own straps so badly, I don't understand why I cannot buy this.

    This is the first Sony product that I have bought in a LONG time, and I suspect it will be the last. I love the functionality, but this is a complete "f*** you", you cannot advertise an accessory that's complete vaporware in order to sell the base unit.

    Not cool, Sony!
    09-28-2015 04:10 PM
  5. Penguwin's Avatar
    Ugh, I cannot BELIEVE this isn't easily available to purchase!
    I want to add my own straps so badly, I don't understand why I cannot buy this.

    This is the first Sony product that I have bought in a LONG time, and I suspect it will be the last. I love the functionality, but this is a complete "f*** you", you cannot advertise an accessory that's complete vaporware in order to sell the base unit.

    Not cool, Sony!
    Still a beta product and 3d printed, but check THIS thread out.

    Also, for those that REALLY want a metal SW3 holder, eBay does have them... Just be prepared for some seriously high prices!
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    09-30-2015 05:08 AM
  6. BioFanatic's Avatar
    Still a beta product and 3d printed, but check THIS thread out.
    Amazing! Thank you, I'll definitely be ordering one this week, debating what colour I want. I'm also open to suggestions on watch straps!
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    09-30-2015 10:18 AM
  7. Penguwin's Avatar
    Amazing! Thank you, I'll definitely be ordering one this week, debating what colour I want. I'm also open to suggestions on watch straps!
    Let us know how you like it once shapeways delivers!

    Also, watch bands are kinda personal preference... Really depends on what you like and, of course, the color adapter you get . I'd just browse around eBay & Amazon for options.
    09-30-2015 01:07 PM
  8. BioFanatic's Avatar
    Let us know how you like it once shapeways delivers!

    Also, watch bands are kinda personal preference... Really depends on what you like and, of course, the color adapter you get . I'd just browse around eBay & Amazon for options.
    Will do! I'm actually going to confirm that the new sizing fits the watch properly before I order, but I'm definitely ordering one as soon as I know. I posted a couple of the straps I'm considering on the other forum post! I'm already considering other options, haha, but that's a starting point.
    http://forums.androidcentral.com/son...available.html
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    09-30-2015 01:10 PM
  9. Penguwin's Avatar
    I couldn't take the curiosity any longer and ordered one of these for myself.

    I'll post up here once it arrives!
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    10-04-2015 05:07 AM
  10. BioFanatic's Avatar
    I couldn't take the curiosity any longer and ordered one of these for myself.

    I'll post up here once it arrives!
    What colour did you order??

    I'm considering playing it safe with black, but I'm having a hard time deciding. I'm considering polished white, but not sure I want it to stand out that much, considering the size, haha. I'd do the gray, but it looks a bit dull.

    Any plans for straps? Colour? Material?
    10-05-2015 12:43 PM
  11. Penguwin's Avatar
    What colour did you order??

    I'm considering playing it safe with black, but I'm having a hard time deciding. I'm considering polished white, but not sure I want it to stand out that much, considering the size, haha. I'd do the gray, but it looks a bit dull.

    Any plans for straps? Colour? Material?
    Same as you, I decided to play it safe and order the black. The official Sony band I have that came with the watch is white... And, I have to admit, it does stand out a bit (however that's not always a bad thing) .



    Once the adapter arrives, I plan on using a black silicone strap on it at first... just to gauge the looks / strength of the adapter. I've order a few things from shapeways and noticed that some 3D prints are stronger / more durable than others... So, we'll see how this one goes.

    If the adapter seems durable enough, I'll probably put a black stainless steel band on it. I usually prefer metal "links" watch bands anyway.

    Just waiting on shapeways and the mail man now . I'll keep ya updated here.
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    10-05-2015 12:56 PM
  12. Penguwin's Avatar
    Just received a notice from Shapeways that my order should be shipping out tomorrow, so hopefully no more delays!

    Post up once I get some good news from the mailman!
    10-14-2015 03:02 AM
  13. BioFanatic's Avatar
    Looking forward to it!!

    For the record, I'm really struggling to pick between white and black. If the grey somehow looked more metallic, I'd do that, but it just looks like a dirty grey. Perhaps yours will win me over! Do you have straps ready?
    10-14-2015 01:35 PM
  14. BioFanatic's Avatar
    After some deliberation, I think I may end up going for the white. The designer mentioned that he'll be updating the design to be a little less bulky, and he'll be adding smaller band widths. I'll likely end up with the Polished White in 22mm, but I'm not certain.

    I think I'll add a grey band to it, if I do.
    Perhaps leather, like the Moto 360?
    SW3 Alternative strap 'Holder'-moto-360-stone.jpg

    Or something like this grey-blue Nato strap?
    SW3 Alternative strap 'Holder'-the_crew_with_brushed_hardware_63c54bc9-d0c8-46f0-9d07-249dda297a63_grande.jpg

    Here's my really rough render, haha:
    SW3 Alternative strap 'Holder'-screener_20151015-10-26-24-edit1.png
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    10-15-2015 04:25 PM
  15. Penguwin's Avatar
    Looking forward to it!!

    For the record, I'm really struggling to pick between white and black. If the grey somehow looked more metallic, I'd do that, but it just looks like a dirty grey. Perhaps yours will win me over! Do you have straps ready?
    Sadly, I don't have any specific straps ordered yet. Perhaps I will take some off another watch just to test things out tho.

    The tracking says it's still a few days away, so hopefully early next week .
    10-16-2015 05:37 AM
  16. BioFanatic's Avatar
    Sadly, I don't have any specific straps ordered yet. Perhaps I will take some off another watch just to test things out tho.
    The tracking says it's still a few days away, so hopefully early next week .
    Sounds good, thanks for keeping me posted!
    10-16-2015 09:41 AM
  17. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    This is how mine looks after many moons of trolling for a holder kit...

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    Attached Thumbnails SW3 Alternative strap 'Holder'-13093.jpg   SW3 Alternative strap 'Holder'-13106.jpg   SW3 Alternative strap 'Holder'-13094.jpg  
    10-26-2015 09:39 AM
  18. Penguwin's Avatar
    Sorry for the delay here, I received my Sony SW3 adapter from shapeways here: https://www.shapeways.com/product/DP...atch-3-adapter







    The adapter fits quite well, the SW3 itself is pretty snug and I was originally worried about breaking the 3D printed adapter, however it has held up so far. You will, of course, need to find a 24mm watch band to connect to this adapter. Thankfully, I also had a Sony SW2 laying around, which just do happens to have a 24mm band! See below:





    Which leads me to my main issue with this adapter... It's just plain BIG! I don't fault the creator on this one, but I simply have very thin / small wrists and this adapter just looks gargantuan on my tiny wrist .



    For those that aren't so "slender-wristed", this adapter may actually work well. There are some slight gaps between the adapter and the SW3, but they aren't too noticeable at a glance, at least.

    For a first attempt, as I ordered this adapter back in October 2015, it's a great start and a hell of a value compared to what band options you can find elsewhere for this watch.

    I have noticed that some bands have been showing on eBay if you are still looking for one... However, they aren't cheap! So be prepared for that!
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    11-12-2015 03:00 AM
  19. Debbie Mignola's Avatar
    Goodness that looks ginormous, even on a man's wrist. I have a tiny little wrist.

    I don't like the style of the Sony Smartwatch 3 but it is the only one with stand-alone GPS, so I've decided on it.

    If anyone comes across an adapter or band that works on a small wrist please keep us posted.
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    11-22-2015 08:46 AM
  20. Penguwin's Avatar
    Goodness that looks ginormous, even on a man's wrist. I have a tiny little wrist.

    I don't like the style of the Sony Smartwatch 3 but it is the only one with stand-alone GPS, so I've decided on it.

    If anyone comes across an adapter or band that works on a small wrist please keep us posted.
    I have pretty small wrists and have been looking... So, I'll let ya you know if i find anything. The stock band is OK IMO, just be sure to get the color you want when you purchase the watch as they are a bit expensive to buy just the band (around $40-$100 on eBay, depending on style).
    11-22-2015 10:21 AM
  21. BioFanatic's Avatar
    I've basically given up on trying to make this watch look good... and honestly, I've basically given up on smartwatches altogether.

    I stopped wearing this everyday, because it's just one more thing to charge up daily and and another device to worry about battery all day. I see bugs daily and I honestly feel like it's more of a burden than a benefit to wear.

    I still use it for running so I can take advantage of GPS* and music** without needing my phone, but that's it.

    *The GPS is sketchy at best. It's worked for me most of the time, but some runs are way off and it's super frustrating when you're on a run and you notice it's going all over the place (suddenly jumping by a km, for example). There have been MANY complaints online about this issue. Apparently, it goes haywire once you get sweaty. Who would have predicted that people would get sweaty while running, right??

    **Play Music has been nothing but a giant bug lately, won't sync music. I've found many people online having the same issue for months, and Google knows about it, but hasn't done anything to fix it. I've been using an app called Wear Media to get my music on the watch, and that app has its own set of issues.

    If you're looking looking for a running watch, this could fit the bill. Otherwise, just stay away and save your money/time.
    11-23-2015 02:14 PM
  22. Jimmymilne's Avatar
    I have made same mistake you sorted now?
    01-13-2017 01:37 PM
  23. Penguwin's Avatar
    I have made same mistake you sorted now?
    Yea... I pretty much gave in and just purchased the official Sony smartwatch 3 band in black. The sad part is that the black ones are hard to find and you're pretty much left purchasing one online... I got mine off of eBay.

    Works great now and doesn't look too bad IMO.



    01-13-2017 01:43 PM
  24. Dbronikowski's Avatar
    Yea... I pretty much gave in and just purchased the official Sony smartwatch 3 band in black. The sad part is that the black ones are hard to find and you're pretty much left purchasing one online... I got mine off of eBay.

    Works great now and doesn't look too bad IMO.

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...6a0e387d95.jpg

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...35cbf1dbb6.jpg
    I ended up going with one with a leather band, this comes with a holder so you can switch bands. This holder is smaller and much less bulky than those that are 3d printed

    content://media/external/file/10129
    01-19-2017 01:45 PM

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