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Microsoft's wearable device is said to be priced around $200

Well-connected Microsoft reporter Paul Thurrott has some information on the Redmond, Washington-based company's rumored entry into the burgeoning market of wearable devices. Google has its Android Wear platform, Samsung has smartwatches based on Tizen and Apple is reportedly preparing its own “iWatch,” which will reportedly be revealed this fall.
 
Microsoft’s entry into the wearables market is said to provide “smartphone-based notifications” and will work with any major smartphone platform (Window Phone, Android, iOS, etc.) without any restrictions. In addition, Thurrott says that Microsoft’s device will be more of a wristband than an actual smartwatch, although it will provide a display that shows the current time.

 
The wearable device is also said to include a plethora of sensors to measure your heart rate, calories burned, and steps taken. The information gleaned from the wearable device would also interface with such Microsoft apps/services as Bing Health and Healthvault.
 
According to Thurrott, Microsoft’s latest hardware offering will be priced around $200 and will be available in Q4.

Sources: Paul Thurrott's Supersite for Windows, U.S. Patent Office



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RE: ok
By peterrushkin on 7/2/2014 11:45:20 PM , Rating: 2
Wow, these hipsters from Cali are everywhere nowadays, down-rating everything they don't like! Please stop migrating, we all know you want to turn the US into another bankrupt state like your homeland!

Like you, I see these as pointless. I'll be saving my collective $1700.

What I would buy however. Is a combination of the AI in "her" and also having glasses which would overlay AR into my vision. Now that would be cool.

It's a shame thats a few years away. The AI at least ;)


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