Microsoft patents reveal smartwatch features

Microsoft patents reveal smartwatch features
With every major tech firm producing, or planning on producing a smartwatch, Microsoft's recent patents have given away some of the company's plans about its future wearable device. Last week, it was revealed that Microsoft had received a patent for a smartwatch like device, with a body that can be removed from a wrist band and attached to a belt. The body includes a touchscreen display and a dock that allows you to connect it to a charger, or to sync to a PC or laptop.

The other patent, discovered on Sunday, covers the electronic band that the body of the watch connects to. The image of the band is similar to the one used on the earlier patent, which increases the chance that this is what Microsoft's smartwatch will look like.

You can check out images from both patents by clicking on the slideshow below.


source: USPTO via WMPoweruser

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25 Comments

1. Ninetysix

Posts: 2931; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

I'd rather wait for the Moto 360. It's the best! --fandroid

2. Sauce unregistered

You're on a roll with your Fandroid quotes today. Haven't seen any that have been off the money so far :P

8. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Hi I'm iBoy. This is how my brain works- if the gadget doesn't have fruit logo... I dont give a sh*t.

14. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Apple iWatch would be perfect! God's gift to mankind - Ninetysix

21. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Sounds about right....

3. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

It'll be a great companion to my L1520. Bring it on MS!

22. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Exactly what I'm thinking!!

4. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

Microsoft probably have more experience at the smartwatch than any other company. I hope this generation of MS smartwatch is a knock out.

9. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Have more experience o.O. How the hell did that happen.

15. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

Within mobile tech companies Microsoft had Spot smartwatches between 2004-2008.

17. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

http://blogs.sonymobile.com/2013/12/31/a-new-years-message-from-sony-mobile/ just read the 7th para. Sony maybe the most experienced in smartwatches. Now backup your claims with source fanboy.

19. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

I have to go with StraightEdge on this one... Those SPOT watches might have been before Sony's. but overall Sony has more experience with it because they stuck with it all these years. 4 years and discontinued vs 7+ years and still going....MS discounted the product. Sony never stopped. Reading up on the SPOT watches now....MS shoulda just adapted to the changes in ways to send, receive data. Instead they just closed up shop. Looks like Sony took the reigns and never gave up. Which is wild because a few years after that...WIn Mo was on its way to being on the the top mobile OS's Seems like another bad mistake by MS.

20. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

I meant .....Which is wild because around that time...Win Mo was on its way to being one of the the top mobile OS's as far as popularity, market share.

5. mturby unregistered

hope it wont look like the galaxy gear, so weird n ugly!

23. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

I'm not fond of Samsung design, but I like there watches..

6. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

I like the smart belt idea. What's next, a pocket smartwatch?

7. TheGenius

Posts: 339; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

That would be a phone sir.

10. pmugghc

Posts: 44; Member since: May 11, 2014

Microsoft still doesn't get it! Synchronize to your PC or laptop? That's so 1990s. The devices should sync to the cloud.

12. Cyberchum

Posts: 1010; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

The old way still beats the cloud. . . And who told you that because it can sync to PC, there won't be a sync to cloud feature? Inane.

13. pmugghc

Posts: 44; Member since: May 11, 2014

Maybe it will, but you don't know. But since the article just mentions that option it would seem reasonable they took it from the patent application.

24. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Yeah, synchronize by the cloud... MS is a cloud first company, and this is their goal.. You didn't really think they meant sync by USB, did you? SMH.

11. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Still waiting for my shoephone... WP will be perfect as it is used to getting stepped on.

16. volcano

Posts: 348; Member since: Jan 25, 2013

sport smartwatch ?

18. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

@StraightEdgeNexus you are so eager to prove someone wrong you didn't even read my initial comment where I clearly said (probably). I have and will always use words like that when I am not certain about something. When I'm certain I don't, guess you are such an overeager commenter you didn't even take the time to properly read what I stated, such a Microsoft hater.

25. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

No reply button :(

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