In the recent past, we have heard various rumors about Microsoft developing its own smart watch. WSJ reported that Microsoft has requested 1.5-inch displays from component makers as per an executive at a component supplier. Another report claimed that Microsoft’s smartwatch prototypes which are now being part of Surface team is making variety of removable wrist bands in blue, red, yellow, black, white, and grey colors for smartwatches. Also these prototypes were reported to be made of Oxynitride Aluminum, an expensive “translucent aluminum” that is said to be three times harder than glass. This reported smartwatch will work not only with Windows Phone devices, but with other Android and iOS devices as well.
Today, Tom’s Hardware reported some new information about Microsoft’s Smartwatch(they claim it to be smart band).
- The device is cross-platform compatible.
- The display of the device will be on the inside of the wrist as opposed to the outside.
- Slim band design that is said to resemble a thinner, flatter version of the Nike Fuelband.
- Includes 10 sensors.
- Includes chips from TI and Atmel.
- Launch in October.
- Will launch with open APIs and has a slick UI.
Sounds cool! What do you think of this smartband from Microsoft. Will you be interested in buying it?
Source: Tom’s Hardware