Microsoft is rumored to be introducing a smart watch this coming October 2014. If the rumor is true, this watch might be the killer for Android Wear as it might be cross-platform compatible. There is no official confirmation yet but it seems that this is not the first time that Microsoft is going to to produce a smart device.
Some info copied from source: –
WSJ reported that Microsoft has requested 1.5-inch displays from component makers as per an executive at a component supplier. Another report claimed that Microsoft’s smartwatch prototypes which are now being part of Surface team is making variety of removable wrist bands in blue, red, yellow, black, white, and grey colors for smartwatches. Also these prototypes were reported to be made of Oxynitride Aluminum, an expensive “translucent aluminum” that is said to be three times harder than glass. This reported smartwatch will work not only with Windows Phone devices, but with other Android and iOS devices as well.
According to the source, the device: –
- is cross-platform compatible
- has slim band design
- has 11 sensors
- has TI and Atmel chips
- is Open APIs
Not sure if any of the above is true but it seems to be an exciting year for wearable tech.