Microsoft’s relationship with wearable tech hasn’t been good. It did launch a smartwatch named “Spot” but it got lost in time. Well, we already reported that Microsoft is venturing back into the wearable business. Now, its time for a smartwatch
As per anonymous sources of Forbes, the upcoming wearable gadget is a smart watch. It will passively track your heartrate, like most present smartwatches and will work across different mobile platforms. Keeping aside those regular smartwatch features, the most impressive aspect of this new Microsoft wearable (if true) is that, it will boast a battery life of more than two days of regular use.
Earlier in May, media reports regarding a Microsoft smartwatch had surfaced, claiming that the new wearable drew on optical engineering expertise from Microsoft’s Kinect division. It was also claimed that the watch would sync with iPhones, Android devices and Windows Phones.
Wearable Tech will be the first new gadget industry, which Microsoft will foray into, under its new CEO, Satya Nadella. Moreover, after launch of a slew of new smartwatches by Motorola, Samsung, LG, and now Apple, it was high time, that Microsoft ventured into the same.
What could give, Microsoft an edge, over others,is the claimed battery life. Almost all of the smartwatches present in the market, can not stay up for more than 20-24 hours, whereas Microsoft’s upcoming offering is expected to last two full days.
No information regarding the pricing and launch of the smartwatch is available yet. We have mailed Microsoft for their comments, and will update this article as and when we receive a reply.
The device is reportedly code-named Khronos.