Microsoft smartwatch to launch soon?

Microsoft smartwatch to launch soon?
Microsoft will be releasing a smartwatch within weeks, if a report published Sunday is correct. Like most intelligent timepieces these days, the device will monitor your heart. But unlike the multitude of wearables available, the Microsoft watch will have a battery capacity large enough to allow it to run two days on a single charge.

The Microsoft smartwatch will sync with smartphones running on iOS, Android and of course, Windows Phone. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella wants his products to be able to reach across all platforms. Considering the small percentage of smartphone market share owned by Windows Phone, Nadella needs to have his timepiece support Android and iOS, or else he will be dramatically narrowing the market for the smartwatch.

Unlike Apple, which had to delay the release of the Apple Watch until 2015, Microsoft is going to be able to time the release of its watch so that it can be sold during the 2014 holiday shopping season. While the wearables category is still a new one, there is money to be made. Some estimates forecast as much as $7.1 billion in 2015 sales for the market.

Earlier this year, it was revealed that Microsoft had received a patent for a smartwatch with a removable body that can be attached to a belt. The body can connect to a dock to recharge. Microsoft received a second patent for the electronic band used with the watch. This band is supposed to have a display on its underside. During the summer, there was speculation that the Microsoft smartwatch would carry 11 sensors

source: Forbes via WPCentral

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13 Comments

1. Tziggy14

Posts: 624; Member since: Sep 02, 2014

Hahahahahahahahaha. This will be priceless.

9. ezfidel

Posts: 63; Member since: Dec 25, 2012

Elaborate..

2. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

It won't run on Tuesdays due to Windows Update.

3. theguy2345

Posts: 1216; Member since: Jun 24, 2014

looks interesting. Hopefully it isn`t ridiculously expensive like the other smartwatches. I refuse to pay 150-200 on a smartphone accessory

7. tigermcm

Posts: 861; Member since: Sep 02, 2009

the fitbit is $100 i honestly cant see this being under $150 this may be something you'll have to pass

4. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

Microsoft made its first smartwatch in 2004, they have a lot of experience. Interesting product.

5. NateAdam8

Posts: 437; Member since: Feb 17, 2012

This could be interesting

6. FerneyZan

Posts: 114; Member since: Jul 21, 2010

Looking forward to see the final look of it.. I seriously been thinking of getting me one, and this looks promising. :)

8. Topspliff

Posts: 33; Member since: Sep 21, 2013

What a comment! But unlike the multitude of wearables available, the Microsoft watch will have a battery capacity large enough to allow it to run two days on a single charge. I get 4-5 days of medium to heavy use out of my Samsung Gear 2, so far then my watch is unbeatable in battery life, shame its never mentioned in these articles!

10. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

getting somewhat a joke when it comes to samsung gears as no sites go on about there battery life like they are the sams as all othersr crap but they not

11. timezone

Posts: 87; Member since: Jun 16, 2013

Fitbit is about to announce their own watch. It will be interesting comparing the two watches that are built around being fit. The Microsoft watch is not priced against the fitbit band. A $100 price is probably to low. I bet both will be in the $200 to $250 range.

12. volcano

Posts: 348; Member since: Jan 25, 2013

i don't think its going to be a smartwatch it going to more of fitness tracker than smartwatch i hope im wrong

13. 7thspaceman

Posts: 1597; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

does Microsoft know what People want to do with a smart watch? Folks it's not enough to make a smart watch. Many OEM's can. The trick is making a smart watch that is useful enough for People to see that it is WORTH BUYING! Good luck Microsoft. you have a big challenge before you. I hope you do well

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