Report: Microsoft working on smartwatch to rival Samsung, Apple

Report: Microsoft working on smartwatch to rival Samsung, Apple
According to the WSJ, Microsoft is working on a touch-enabled smartwatch to rival Samsung and Apple's supposed devices.

In 2004, the company created a smartwatch product called "Spot" that used FM radio signals to stream news headlines, stock quotes, weather and instant messages from Windows Messenger.



The watch was ahead of its time, however, and was discontinued in 2008.

Wearable designs are the new "hot" industry, with Nike offering fitness bands, Google offering augmented reality eye wear and Samsung and Apple expected to offer watches later this year (or early 2014) built on Android or iOS.

Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 15 Apr 2013 21:07
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  • 6 comments
  • 1nsan3

    If you have to depend on a damn WATCH to tell ya the weather, your a damn retard.

    Me.. I go outside, Lets see, sunny, warm as hell. THATS ALL I NEED TO KNOW!!!

    Or snowing Cold and ice. i know im not going anywhere.

    smart watch my ass.
    its a smart watch for dumb ass people.

    16.4.2013 09:29 #1

  • dEwMe

    Just seems like it'll be doing some of the stuff our phones are already doing but not nearly as well. What's their point? I'm sure a few mega nerds will buy it...Then again I'm a pretty big nerd of have absolutely no interest in this or any smart watch.

    Just my $0.02,

    dEwMe

    16.4.2013 13:28 #2

  • snaketus

    Useless!

    17.4.2013 00:02 #3

  • tongs007

    Originally posted by snaketus: Useless! agreed, we all have a mini pc in our pockets now that can #1 tell the time #2 set an alarm ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh and #3 have internet access be it wifi or your carriers internet. FAIL on the watch.

    17.4.2013 19:10 #4

  • Jemborg

    Originally posted by tongs007: Originally posted by snaketus: Useless! agreed, we all have a mini pc in our pockets now that can #1 tell the time #2 set an alarm ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh and #3 have internet access be it wifi or your carriers internet. FAIL on the watch. The watch will sync with your phone. But I'm not much impressed... what would Dick Tracy think?

    Its a lot easier being righteous than right.


    18.4.2013 06:10 #5

  • robertmro

    I'll but that Apple started the watch rumor to see if MS would copy a product that doesn't exist.
    It looks like it worked

    19.4.2013 10:05 #6

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