Wearable technology has been around for some time now and has been gaining popularity with each passing day. Companies such as Samsung, Pebble and Sony have already entered into this market and have a couple of smartwatches out. Other companies such as LG and Motorola have expressed interest and even showed us how their smartwatches will look like. The remaining companies have not confirmed their entry into this sector but the probabilities of them getting in soon are high.
One company that is believed to be preparing itself for this sector is Microsoft. The company is believed to be working on its own Smartwatch version it will refer to as “the Surface watch.” This, if launched, will be the first major product from Microsoft after it acquired Nokia mobile division.
This Smartwatch from Microsoft will have a flat display panel that is slightly elongated. The back panel that sits on the user’s skin will be slightly curved for a comfortable fit.
The Smartwatch will be able to monitor the users heart rate and will have a battery that lasts for up to two days. It will use Bluetooth LE technology to connect to all platforms from iOS, Android, OS X, Windows and even Xbox One. The last two do not come as a surprise since Microsoft has both Windows OS and Xbox in its portfolio.
This is quite a good time for Microsoft to get in as global Smartwatch and fitness band sales are expected to top 45 million by 2017 from 8 million in 2014.
Not much has been unveiled about this Smartwatch but it is expected to have an interface similar to that of Windows Phone OS.