A new report suggests that Microsoft is gearing up to launch a smartwatch or fitness-oriented wearable device in the coming weeks. The wearable will come with a heart rate sensor and is described to work across multiple platforms, meaning that it won't be tied to Windows or Windows Phone if true. The good news is that unlike other smartwatches today, the Microsoft-made smartwatch is described to get two days of battery life.
The latest news of a Microsoft wearable comes by way of Forbes, which is citing "sources close to the project." At this point, Microsoft has not announced nor commented on rumors, and the Forbes report is in alignment with earlier rumors we've heard, suggesting an October arrival date.
If Microsoft is able to launch its wearable and deliver it by the holiday season, it would beat Apple's Apple Watch, which won't arrive on consumers' wrists until early 2015.
The Windows Central Podcast with our Executive Editor, Daniel Rubino and Senior Editor, Zac Bowden will be LIVE on Wednesday, September 22 at 1PM ET for a special episode focused entirely on the announcements coming out of Microsoft's hardware event, which takes place a couple hours before at 11AM ET.
Microsoft has officially taken the wraps off its second generation Surface Duo, featuring upgrades in every single department. Surface Duo 2 has bigger and better displays, support for 5G and NFC enabling wireless payments, the latest flagship processor from Qualcomm, and a new Glance bar feature that shows notifications down the spine of the device when closed.
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