Report: Microsoft Working on Translucent, Aluminium Smartwatch

By Ashley Feinberg on at

An iWatch may still be a distant dream, but at least Microsoft fans have a glimmer of hope. According to "sources familiar with Micosoft's Surface plans," a translucent, aluminium smart watch could soon be hugging wrists everywhere.

According to The Verge, the Surface team is busy engineering the wrist-worn tech, which was originally meant to be a Joule heart rate monitor. There have already been reports that Microsoft's been sucking up 1.5-inch displays from various manufactures, but The Verge's source also claims that the new smartwatches will be hitting shelves with removable bands in several different colours.

Separately, AmongTech's claims, those itty bitty screens will be coming cased in Oxynitride Aluminium — a material three times harder than glass. And now that Microsoft is slowly molding itself into a single, cohesive unit, this little piece of tech will be just another link in the coming autonomous, Windows orgy of an ecosystem. [The Verge]