Microsoft is readying a new wearable device of its own, according to a new report.
The as-yet-unnamed smartwatch will serve as a heart rate monitor and health tracker, as reported by Forbes. It will allegedly play nice with various mobile platforms and will have a battery life of more than two days of regular use. Forbes previously reported in May that Microsoft was working on a smartwatch that would utilise optical engineering expertise from its Kinect division.
Microsoft’s recent foray into keyboard development for smartwatches could suggest that wearers will be able to reply to text messages from the smartwatch. No actual features are known, but expect that the smartwatch will track day-to-day as well as more fitness activity related metrics.
It is unclear what Microsoft will name this device or how much it will cost. Microsoft’s wearable device is expected to be released in the coming weeks, just in time for the Christmas and New Year’s rush.