Microsoft smartwatch: great battery life, November arrival?

Microsoft smartwatch: great battery life, November arrival?We first heard about the rumoured Microsoft smartwatch back in May, and of course anyone who’s anyone has a piece of “wearable tech” on the go at the moment; Motorola has the Moto 360, LG has the G Watch, Apple’s Watch is coming soon…

As such, it was only a matter of time before the inevitable Microsoft smartwatch emerged officially, and indeed a fresh report reckons it could be here “within weeks”, boasting muchos battery life.

That’s the story over on Forbes, which, incidentally, is where we first heard about the Microsoft smartwatch all those months ago.

Back then, we were told the Microsoft smartwatch would play well with Android, iOS and Windows Phone, and that notion is reiterated here. Let’s face it; Microsoft would seriously limit its market without iOS and Android compatibility.

In addition, “sources close to the project” tell Parmy Olson the Microsoft smartwatch will last two whole days on a single charge, which immediately gives the current crop of 1-day wearables cause for concern.

Needless to say, the Microsoft smartwatch will come with a whole bunch of health features, including a continuous (i.e. the user doesn’t have to manually enable it) heart rate monitor.

Sound good? The Microsoft smartwatch will land – again – “within weeks”, in time for the lucrative holiday season, which is, eh, something that can’t be said of the 2015-bound Apple Watch, eek.

In the meantime, point your browser at Wareable to satisfy all your wearable technology needs.

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JanSt / MOD  Oct. 20, 2014 at 15:18

Yes! hahaha for real? MS has no other problems? Surfaces not selling, WP falling behind Symbian in some markets, and while I say "markets" - the catastrophic Market/appstore?

But no: the logical step: p*ke up another hardware product first?

Looking at the latest Lumias and the HTC One M8 for Windows, the pretty nice WP 8.1 OS....and then you see the 3rd party cr*p in its appstore?

They actually hype the arrival of Flipboard on WP??? Has anyone used it? The very 1st version of Flipboard on iOS/Android had more functionality, more features, and heck: the WP version doesn't even FLIP. It scrolls... Fix you sdk and take on a couple of work experience groupies to manage the appstore.


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