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Report: Microsoft preparing to launch smartwatch in few weeks time

Microsoft will reportedly launch a smartwatch in the next few weeks, hoping to entice shoppers in time for Christmas
By: Michael Hatamoto | Wearable Computing News | Posted: Oct 20, 2014 2:30 pm

Microsoft is just a few weeks away from launching a smartwatch, in an effort to join in on a booming consumer business sector, according to a report published by Forbes. The device will be able to track the wearer's heart rate and can be used on multiple mobile platforms, with a battery life of over two days.

 

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It appears Microsoft wants to launch the device in time for the 2014 Christmas holiday shopping season, as the wearable market is expected to dramatically grow. In the past, Microsoft had its Smart Personal Objects Technology (SPOT) technology, but the market has significantly evolved since then. The company wants to promote Windows and other Microsoft products across a wider variety of products, and this could be a good step forward.

 

The smartwatch market has a number of different appealing models for consumers, including the Apple Watch, Samsung Galaxy Gear, and products from other companies.

NEWS SOURCES:Forbes.com, Static-ssl.businessinsider.com

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