A little while back we gave you a first look at the Apple Watch, a smartwatch that Apple that was released during the September 9 Media Event, along with the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Today we’ve learnt that Microsoft will release their first wearable device within a few weeks, according to Forbes. Let’s take a look at what we know so far about the Microsoft wearable device.
Microsoft Wearable Device
People have been saying how Apple was the last tech company to jump on the wearable device bandwagon, by many forget that Microsoft has yet to release a wearable device. The good news that has popped up online today through Forbes is that Microsoft is preparing to launch its first wearable device within a few weeks.
The gadget is supposedly a smartwatch that will give its user information about the heart rate among other health-related data and send it to the wearer’s mobile device. The smartwatch is thought to be a cross platform device, which means that it’s going to be Android and iOS compatible. The sources say that the device will also boast a two-day battery life, which is twice as much as any smartwatch available on the market.
The longer battery life could give Microsoft the upper hand it definitely needs in the wearables market. The Samsung Galaxy Gear, the Apple Watch and the Moto 360 all need to be charged daily.
Analysts are predicting that the new Microsoft wearable device is going to cause quite a stir, as right now the market is not yet saturated with such devices. There is room for everyone to put out a smartwatch, especially one with a longer battery life.
Forbes was the ones to report, back in May, that Microsoft was working on a cross-platform wearable device, so you might want to keep an eye on them.
It is not yet known what the price of the Microsoft wearable device is going to be or how it is going to look like. We are going to keep you informed about the new Microsoft wearable device as soon as information becomes available.