Microsoft Is Also Reportedly Piling Into The Smartwatch Race

first_imgThe Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Tags:#Microsoft#mobile#now#smartwatch#wearable technology Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Related Posts center_img When Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said his company would forget past blunders—like missing the boat on smartphones—and focus on the future, he wasn’t kidding. The Surface maker is planning on entering the rapidly growing smartwatch market with its very own wristworn contender, Forbes reports.See also: Microsoft’s New CEO Wants To Look Beyond Its Past To Find Its FutureAccording to sources “with knowledge of the company’s plans,” the device will be festooned with sensors and will incorporate technology and expertise from Microsoft’s Kinect motion-detecting controller, specifically in optical engineering, to continuously track heart rate. The gadget will supposedly feature a color display oriented on the underside of the wrist, presumably for privacy protection, with an overall appearance similar to Samsung’s Gear Fit.Unlike Samsung’s device, however, Microsoft’s version will work with Androids, iPhones and Windows Phones when it debuts, possibly this summer.Image collage by Adriana Lee for ReadWrite Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces adriana leelast_img

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