On September 9 2014, along with the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, Apple released their first smartwatch, the Apple Watch. Today, Forbes has reported that Microsoft is dipping their toes into the smartwatch sea and is planning to release a wearable device soon. Today, we’re going to take a look at what we know so far about the Microsoft wearable device.
Microsoft Wearable Device
Microsoft is the last of the big tech giants that has yet to release a smartwatch, but all that seems ready to change, because Forbes has revealed some new about how a Microsoft wearable device is set to be launched soon.
There isn’t much information about the new Microsoft wearable device, but the little we do know about it tells us that it has plenty of chances to be a massive success. Back in May of this year Forbes reported that Microsoft was working on a wearable device that would work cross-platform. This means that both iOS and Android users could enjoy it, which is something that hasn’t been done before.
Another cool feature of the new Microsoft wearable device that we do know about is the fact that it is going to have a better battery life than all of the other smartwatches on the market. It is said to need charging every other day, as opposed to the Samsung Galaxy Gear, Apple Watch and Moto 360, which need daily charging.
The Microsoft wearable device is going to also measure the wearers’ heart rate and perform other health-oriented tasks.
The thing that is going to help Microsoft quite a lot in terms of sales and even ensure the Microsoft wearable device’s success is, of course, its battery life. Some are wondering if the long battery life is a hint at the fact that it won’t do much in comparison to the smartwatches created by Samsung, Apple and Motorola. We’re going to have to wait and see if the new Microsoft wearable device is going to be something that is worth spending money on.
Stay tuned for more information about the Microsoft wearable device.