We recently heard that the new Microsoft Smartwatch will be a multi platform device, it is rumored to work with Google’s Android devices and Apple’s iOS devices as well as Microsoft’s own Windows Phone devices.
According to a recent report, the Microsoft Smartwatch will come with a rectangular display, the news comes from Andru over at Gear Live, who has apparently seen the device, have a look at the quote from Andru below, on the design of the device.
It has an elongated form factor, but isn’t as comically large as what’s in the image. It is much more akin to something like the Fitbit One or Samsung Galaxy Gear Fit in shape rather than taking on the shape of a traditional watch, like Pebble did, or like what Google showed off with Android Wear. What we saw had a flat display, while the inner portion that would rest against your skin was curved.
It sounds interesting, and Andru also confirmed some of the other rumors we have been hearing about the device, it will be used for health and fitness tracking, and will come with a heart rate monitor, and a galvanic skin response sensor built into the watch strap.
If Microsoft does decide to make their new smartwatch compatible with more platforms than just their own Windows Phone, this would be a clever move for the company.
As Samsung’s Android devices only work with Android, Apple’s iWatch will only work with iOS, and the new Moto 360 is expected to be Android compatible only.
As soon as we get some more information on the new Microsoft Smartwatch, including some actual pictures of the device, and a launch date, we will let you guys know.
Source Gear Live
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