Surface Smartwatch from Microsoft to come before October ends? What can be expected from the unconfirmed wearable device?
Rumor has it that Microsoft is following suit in the smartwatch industry by releasing their wearable device in the following weeks, making it just in time for the holiday seasons. While no official announcement has been made, speculations about the device having several health sensors seem to be going around.
A new device may be added to the Christmas wish list, as according to According to Ecumenical News, Microsoft's smartwatch will be made available just in time for the holiday season. As for when it will exactly be made available, Tom's Hardware mentions it coming in October. However, to date, iDigitalTimes reminds that the smartwatch from Microsoft remains unconfirmed.
Forbes mentions Microsoft's wearable device as being able to work for two days with regular use and can track the wearer's heart rate. Dubbed as Surface Smartwatch, Microsoft's cross platform offering, if released in a few weeks as rumored, will be competing with Samsung Gear Fit, Apple, and Google for the Christmas market, shares PC Advisor. According to the article, "it will have to compete with Google's Android Wear system which is now available on the LG G Watch and others, plus the hotly anticipated Apple Watch."
According to Forbes' sources who are people close to the project, Watch was supposed to be released for the holidays, but Apple allegedly delayed its release to the early part of 2015.
Not much is known about its appearance yet, but Microsoft's smartwatch supposedly runs on a patent made in 2012, which features electrical connector, optical sensor, and data connector. There are rumors that the device will have 11 sensors including a UV sensor and a blood-glucose monitor. A fitness tracker will be available in Surface Smartwatch, which can track movement using sensors and GPS. Aside from the sensors, the smartwatch is also expected to be able to perform other basic tasks such as music playing, alarm, and call and messaging functions. Also according to the patent, the screen of the smartwatch is removable and can be connected to other fitness equipment or docking stations.
There is no official price listed for Microsoft's smartwatch yet, it is estimated to be around £149.