Report: Microsoft's Wearable Device Coming in Q4, Works with All Major Smartphone Platforms
July 2, 2014 6:35 PM
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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 “
,” 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
According to Thurrott, Microsoft’s latest hardware offering will be priced around $200 and will be available in Q4.
Paul Thurrott's Supersite for Windows
U.S. Patent Office
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7/3/2014 9:13:43 AM
Some of us like nice watches. While I haven't seen a smartwatch that I want yet I'm not going to rule them out if they're something I think looks good enough to wear.
7/3/2014 1:59:23 PM
I won't disagree with you. But I think it's much more likely that Apple hinted at an "iWatch" type device, in a campaign of misinformation, to force their competitors to waste money on designing and producing their own devices, none of which will likely make a lick of money.
Could be, the fruity ones are quietly laughing their collective butts off.
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