Microsoft wants in on this whole smartwatch thing

Microsoft wants in on this whole smartwatch thing
Microsoft is preparing to enter the smartwatch market, with sources claiming the software giant will make the device syncable across iOS, Android and Windows Phone.

The device will focus on fitness, and will continuously measure your heart rate 24/7 (as long as you are wearing it), and Microsoft wants to have the device out before the end of the summer, before Apple has a chance to unveil their iWatch that has been rumored since 2011.

Other than the active heart rate monitoring, the device will be similar to current offerings like the Samsung Gear Fit. The watch will have a color touch screen "about the size of half a stick of gum, positioned on the inside of the wearer's wrist," says Forbes.

Microsoft has slowly moved away from exclusivity, and having the watch available to all smartphone users seems to suggest that trend is here to stay. The company recently unveiled Office for iPad, before the software was even available for its own Windows 8.1 tablets.

Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 31 May 2014 12:24
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  • hearme0

    I predict EPIC FAIL on this for MS.

    2.6.2014 14:38 #1

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