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Sony's Three Hands Square smartwatch offers NFC and notification support

But the hybrid device will only launch inside Japan

Sony has released a new version of its Wena Watch, the marginal smartwatch that offers users smart capabilities such as NFC, movement tracking and notification support.

The Three Hands Square will come in a number of variations, with both round face and square bodied designs being targeted at women with 18mm, 20mm and 22mm band options.

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However, while the new watches will provide all three of the smart functions noted above, the Three Hands Square is also being offered with a leather strap, which results in it losing the notification functionality provided through the steel band.

The device's head and steel band versions will drop later this month, though the leather variants won't go on sale until December. The body will be available for 10,380 yen ($93), while the steel band variation will set you back 33,880 yen ($303) and the leather version 8,380 yen ($75).

This also comes just after the company also dropped another limited hybrid smartwatch, the FES Watch U, which is able to offer users a choice to switch between multiple watch faces and strap designs with the push of a button. Like the Three Hands Square, though, this will only be available to buy in the company's home territory of Japan.

And, of course, with this now marking a fairly consistent move away from all-out, traditional smartwatches, it also acts as more evidence that a prospective Sony Smartwatch 4 will never see the light of day. At least for those in Japan, its a Sony hybrid smartwatch bonanza.

Sony unveils Three Hands Square smartwatch

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