Microsoft might launch its first wearable smartwatch soon
It is six months now since we are coming across random rumours about a new smartwatch in making by Microsoft. Now it seems the company is ready with its first wearable as the new device will reportedly be unveiled very soon.
According to a report in the Forbes, the Satya Nadella company is “gearing up to launch a wearable device within the next few weeks.”
The new wearable from Microsoft will be able to track “heart rate” of the user and will also work across different mobile platforms. The company will also address battery issues in wearable and will reportedly offer two days of battery life.
Microsoft has been working on a smart wristwatch since May this year. This came in via a patent document related to a new device (smartwatch) that revealed that it will keep a tab on the users health. The documents also revealed that the device might use a GPS system, altimeters, and stopwatches, for example, and may track a user's speed, position and time while running, bicycling, skiing, etc. READ -Health at Wrist: Apple not alone in iWatch race, Microsoft also planning for MSWatch
Recently the company also released a new app under the ‘Analog Keyboard Project’ which aims at “exploring handwriting recognition for text input on small touch screens.” Microsoft made a prototype for the Android Wear platform on smartwatches that can run on both square and round surface smartwatches. READ - Microsoft makes it possible to write on Android smartwatches via a new app
Image: A screenshot of the new handwriting recognition app developed under the Analog Keyboard Project, Microsoft
Microsoft reportedly will offer two days of battery life in its smartwatch