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Microsoft's smartwatch getting tested in New York City?

Microsoft's smartwatch getting tested in New York City?
In a report published on Sunday, someone reported seeing the Microsoft smartwatch being tested in New York City. According to the source, when he approached the man testing the timepiece, he at first denied that it was the Microsoft wearable, saying instead that it was a China based fitness band. Finally, after being hounded, he later admitted that it indeed was Microsoft's watch he was testing.

According to the source, the Microsoft smartwatch resembes the Samsung Galaxy Gear Fit. That means it has an elongated screen. And the flat display and curved backplate helps it fit tightly on the wrist. With Metro-styled icons, and a regrettably low resolution screen, the timepiece supposedly contains a number of sensors including a heart rate monitor, gyroscope, accelerometer and GPS. The device is said to use Bluetooth LE to connect to other devices.

Microsoft wants the Surface watch to support iOS, Android, Windows Phone 8, Windows, OS X, and Xbox One. It's an ambitious project to be sure, and while we'd like to think that the device was being tested in New York City, we have to take this with the proverbial grain of salt.

With E3 coming up, there is a possibility that we just might see Microsoft introduce its smartwatch real soon.

source: Gearlive via WMPoweruser

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posted on 08 Jun 2014, 22:01 5

1. AeroPrime (Posts: 145; Member since: 21 Feb 2011)


Cool I knew something was going on soon with MS smartwatch

posted on 09 Jun 2014, 00:05 3

9. Liveitup (Posts: 903; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)


From Tablets, smartwatches, smarthomes and UI design Microsoft has been ahead. Execution has always been there problem. Good to see them getting their game together.

posted on 08 Jun 2014, 22:06

2. wilsong17 (Posts: 738; Member since: 10 Mar 2013)


trend and more trend, anyways doesn't the phone already have a time exhibiter

posted on 08 Jun 2014, 22:27 6

3. androiphone20 (Posts: 1394; Member since: 10 Jul 2013)


Multiple platforms? Way to go Microsoft.

posted on 08 Jun 2014, 22:38

4. KillerKeyboard (Posts: 305; Member since: 21 Nov 2013)


Just another typical Alan F. article that ends with a question mark. Classic.

posted on 08 Jun 2014, 22:44 2

6. Sauce (unregistered)


Looks like it ended with a period to me.

posted on 09 Jun 2014, 00:36

10. KillerKeyboard (Posts: 305; Member since: 21 Nov 2013)


Oh, I meant the title. :p

posted on 08 Jun 2014, 22:40

5. fzacek (Posts: 1249; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)


That story sounds pretty fishy...

posted on 08 Jun 2014, 22:51 1

7. Emmanuelz (Posts: 64; Member since: 01 Aug 2013)


Thes3 smart watches are focusing to much on health. Give me a smart watch that deals with things I use such as email, text, phone calls, apps etc. The gear does a little of that but need some development.

posted on 08 Jun 2014, 23:29 1

8. 12Danny123 (Posts: 85; Member since: 18 Aug 2012)


Now this is what I call a true cross platform smartwatch :).

posted on 09 Jun 2014, 01:25 1

11. AfterShock (Posts: 2174; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


Good on MS.

Stay this course, no limits brings excitement.

posted on 09 Jun 2014, 09:07

12. 7thspaceman (Posts: 1021; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)


an Earlier web report has stated that Microsoft put in a patent for a smart watch in 2012 .
I guess they finally decided to make what they got a patent on.

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