Depends on what you need it for. I first used Smartband Talk to not miss notifications when the phone is in the pocket in winter. The band is great, but now it's not enough (if you missed the band's notifications, they are not indicated on the band's home screen). So I decided to try the watch. Works fine for me and it has replaced my lovely Oceanus S2400 that I wore for a year.
My outdoor job requires rugged devices (Z3 works great in the rain) but my wedding, this past weekend required a little more sophisticated style. I anxiously waited and waited, through the reveal and then rumored release dates of the steel band and other holder to come to the US. But it's still not here, . So I couldn't show off my chosen analog watch replacement (free publicity for you) at the wedding. I just went without one, which my now-wife and best friend were quick to point out.
Like some of my favorite sports teams, it's frustrating and sometimes embarrassing to support a company that continues to irritate or fail it's supporters. Against better options, I hunted and paid a lot for the last (w-in-1) Sony laptop ever made. Poor battery life and irritating software issues, I'm still proud of it. Similar patience is required with my last and current Xperia phones and their delayed updates to Lollipop (which is more 's fault than yours but still).
I understand there are a lot of financial and structural issues going on at Sony, and advertising/actually showing the public you exist is one of them (I come across people who still didn't know Sony makes phones), but to see yet another ad for a product that we can't even have, that the staff at your remaining Style stores shrug their shoulders about, is Really getting frustrating. Every Google+ post and article about the SM3 is filled with unanswered questions about the steel version. When Apple released their watch it actually became clearer that the the best competitor, as far as variety and style goes, is Sony with its interchangeable bands. Their obnoxious ads are even more annoying because Sony could've done the same thing but don't advertise their tech in general and can't actually advertise the variety they can't provide yet.
While theres no longer a rush from my end, for the steel or leather band to arrive in the US, I still hope you at least make your supposed deadline of ..."Spring".
PS (if you're still reading) I know Australia or whatever has them, but I just need the band.
And while I'm waiting, it'd be nice to see a black, steel band return, like the SW2 had.
Also, I won't go into detail here, but I hope the SM4 has one of those snazzy Sony imaging processors/cameras you've decided to focus on, inside. Preferably behind the screen, like you've patented, for solid video chats. Also, it should be compatible with your PlayStation and Morpheus devices.
Thanks for reading.
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