Friday, May 30, 2014

Exclusive: A Microsoft Smartwatch Is Coming (Forbes)

Also see Samsung Takes Aim at Apple With an Ambitious Smartwatch Platform (Wired); must be about time for Apple to unveil its new wearable product plans

"The device will draw on optical engineering expertise from Microsoft’s Xbox Kinect division to continuously measure heart rate through the day and night, according to multiple sources with knowledge of the company’s plans, while the battery will last for two days, roughly on par with Samsung’s Gear Fit.

The timeline for the watch’s release date is unclear but Microsoft could be gunning for as soon as this summer.

Crucially, it appears the smartwatch won’t just tie in with Windows Phone devices, but will also work with both iPhones and Android smartphones."
Exclusive: A Microsoft Smartwatch Is Coming

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