Is Microsoft preparing a futuristic 'translucent aluminum' smartwatch?
posted by Victor H. / Jul 15, 2013, 7:38 AM
This move allegedly shows how serious Microsoft is about the smartwatch form factor and that it is moving it towards completion. Earlier, the smartwatch was developed by the Xbox accessory team along with the Joule heart rate monitor.
We have previously heard that Microsoft has placed orders for 1.5-inch displays and will be using the Surface magnetic connector in the possible upcoming smartwatch.
The Microsoft smartwatch will come with removable wrist bands and color options for them will include blue, red, yellow, black, white, and grey colors. What’s most interesting is that the actual watches are made out of Oxynitride Aluminum, an expensive material described as "translucent aluminum" that is also three times harder than glass.
Right now, reports claim the Microsoft smartwatch is using a modified Windows 8 and features 6 gigs of internal storage and LTE connectivity to connect it to the cloud. The watch is said to also serve notifications and allow access to music controls.
source: The Verge, AmongTech
Posts: 471; Member since: Mar 29, 2013
i dont see need for smartwatches be it of even windows smartwatches
posted on Jul 15, 2013, 7:49 AM 7
Posts: 301; Member since: Oct 08, 2011
Unless a holographic screen pops up, I'll prefer wearing my old mechanical watch from the Soviet Union. Watches are for looking at the time, they should not be an extension of my smartphone, otherwise I'm going to be more distracted more than most ADHD patients.
posted on Jul 15, 2013, 8:00 AM 3
What exactly does a smartwatch do that a smartphone can't?
posted on Jul 15, 2013, 8:54 AM 0
posted on Jul 15, 2013, 9:41 AM 0
Posts: 85; Member since: Mar 14, 2013
why are smartwatch rumours form other manufacturers coming only after apple is rumoured to be developing iwatch??? i m not an apple/samsung/htc/nokia fanboy but this is true
posted on Jul 15, 2013, 10:26 AM 0
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