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Microsoft's Smartwatch Might Launch in October


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We've been hearing repeated stirrings that Microsoft is planning a smartwatch to compete with Android Wear devices and the constantly hinted at iWatch from Apple. Previous intel regarding Microsoft's version has some intriguing ideas, including the possible cross platform compatibility of the device.

The latest rumors suggest that Microsoft might be ready to launch the device as in October of this year, instead of the previous rumor suggesting late summer. Here's a quote with a few more details,

As far as form factor is concerned, Microsoft’s watch apparently eschews the increasingly popular chunky appearance we're seeing with current smartwatches like the Gear, the G Watch, and the Toq. Instead, Microsoft has gone with a slim band design that is said to resemble a thinner, flatter version of the Nike Fuelband (pictured above). Details about the hardware
are scant, though our source did tell us that there are 11 sensors under the hood and a mix of chips including some from TI and Atmel.

As mentioned before, this device will be cross-platform compatible. Our source also told us there would be open APIs and that the interface is pretty "slick." We’re working on getting more information, so we’ll update if we hear anything more about the OS.

Finally, the release for this device is apparently set for October, which is a bit later than the summertime launch that previous reports said might be possible.

We will keep you apprised of any further details as these dates approach.

Source: TomsHardware


the only reason I would ever buy a smartwatch: a lot of sensors. temperature, barometer, radiation sensor, particle counter, carbon monoxide sensor ..., otherwise: no.