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SmartWatch 3 setup: a handy hint...

If you've just purchased a Sony SmartWatch 3 you will notice on first boot that an update to the watch immediately begins...
You will then also notice that update keeps failing and the watch keeps restarting this downloading update loop.
To fix:
Unpair your SW3.
Hold power button down on SW3 and scroll to "reset watch"
Uninstall Android wear.
Install an earlier version of Android Wear, this one will do http://www.apkmirror.com/apk/google-inc/android-wear/android-wear-1-0-5-1724356-android-apk-download...
Install it and run it.
Pair as normal and setup watch again.
You will now be able to update the watch and finalise installation.

The reason...
Latest android wear will disconnect from Bluetooth unless an active watch is connected, as the watch is updating, it's not fully active yet.



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Re: SmartWatch 3 setup: a handy hint...

Great tip - that should be useful for some.
Decent prices around for the SW3 today.....
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Re: SmartWatch 3 setup: a handy hint...

Thanks for that @viridis I am sure it will come in handy for those with a Smartwatch..Smiley Wink

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Re: SmartWatch 3 setup: a handy hint...

Excellent mini guide there @viridis

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Re: SmartWatch 3 setup: a handy hint...

Sounds a tad complicated for something that should work out of the box. Good tip though @viridis, must have taken you a while to sort it out.

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Re: SmartWatch 3 setup: a handy hint...

Lovely miniguide @viridis ! Mexican Wave

Is this a new trend (miniguides) ?

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Re: SmartWatch 3 setup: a handy hint...

To be honest it's not like @viridis to be so sparing with words...think he had an eyesight problem at the time due to overindulgence of a certain alcoholic beverage ...or he was on a promise...LOL