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
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7/3/2014 11:28:41 AM
But that's the entire point of this discussion...
Okay well then I apologize. And I'm very calm and not angry. Why do people always say that?
7/3/2014 11:41:26 AM
There's just something about the way you write replies where you just always seem to sound like you're mad. Maybe the use of small insults combined with exclamation points, neither of which really help make a person sound collected, especially during an argument/debate.
7/3/2014 12:04:51 PM
It's not my fault that our current culture, who learned English from text-messaging, seeks to boil expression down to such simplistic forms. The exclamation point is not necessarily a reflection of anger or hostility. It's not like I'm talking in all caps. screaming at you.
And yeah I use small insults, but that's just how I was raised in a big Italian family. It's nothing personal. It just comes across poorly in text form.
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