Rumor: Microsoft smartwatch coming in October, features 11 sensors and supports multiple platforms

Rumor: Microsoft smartwatch coming in October, features 11 sensors and supports multiple platforms
Forget about that idea we mentioned the other day, about Microsoft sitting back and collecting royalty fees on smartwatch patents, while others do the heavy lifting. A new rumor has just started spreading about Microsoft's entrant into the smartwatch business. According to the speculation, the timepiece will carry 11 sensors, support multiple platforms, and feature a display on the underside of the band. Some of you watch wearers do find it easier to turn your palm up, to look at the time.

Instead of going with a larger rectangular display like the LG G Watch, or a circular one like the Motorola Moto 360, Microsoft has allegedly opted for a fitness band styled device, similar to the Nike Fuel band. Besides the 11 sensors, those familiar with the device say that it has open APIs, and will work on iOS, Android and Windows Phone. The interface is said to be "slick".

The Microsoft smartwatch is rumored to be  coming into the world sometime in October. Like many of the upcoming smartwatches, it will take readings of some health metrics, like your heart rate, and send the information wirelessly to your smartphone or tablet. From there, all of your information will be analyzed. While FDA approval might be required for a diagnosis, the data that comes from the watch might be able to tell you about what kind of Doctor you need, in order to feel better.

source: TomsHardware via WPCentral

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14 Comments

2. xsmartphonex

Posts: 41; Member since: Mar 14, 2013

Cnt wait to see what Microsoft's got

3. ChinaAndXiaomi unregistered

Too many watch do very little things

4. KillgoreTroutTime

Posts: 433; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

^ Ancient Chinese proverb.

20. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

LOL! Quick wit today...

5. aayupanday

Posts: 582; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

Seems to be based on the patent that Nokia acquired an year ago.

6. lucid.brat unregistered

That's interesting

11. 12Danny123

Posts: 87; Member since: Aug 18, 2012

If it's cross platform and also works with OS X, Windows and Xbox One and at the cheaper price than other watches then they got a hit in their hands

17. billgates

Posts: 555; Member since: May 29, 2014

Good job jabbing at Microsoft in the other article Alan, maybe an edit to the other one or update. Seems that most articles about Microsoft on this site are written with a bit of hate or "do I have to write this article" and anything iPhone or Android is posted with great excitement.

21. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

Yep, because everybody should love and worship Microsoft like your sorry self and not be objective.

22. billgates

Posts: 555; Member since: May 29, 2014

You truly are pathetic. Go away kid no one pulled your chain. I'm sure you and joey sfb can keep each other company until your master Google returns and fills both your mouths with it'd unmentionables

23. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Not only that, they miss tons of news too. Oh an app launched an android, lets put it up. I come here to keep me busy, but for the actual news I go to wpcentral

27. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

Alan is an apple diehard. I got a week's "vacation" for calling him out on it

26. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

I appreciate that it supports multiple platforms. Other smart watch makes should do the same.

32. WinDroid

Posts: 77; Member since: May 20, 2014

I think it's a smart idea to build name-share. Xbox is also compatible with Android/IOS tablets. Seems to be their plan to put "Microsoft/Windows" everywhere and than push people over to buying their phones slowly.

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