There Might be a Microsoft Smartwatch in October

By Pranav Dixit on at

We hope you didn't blow all your cash on that Surface Pro 3. Tom's Hardware says that a "trusted source with knowledge of the development" has verified that a Microsoft smartwatch will be released in October.

There aren't really a lot of details about hardware or pricing yet, but here's what Tom's claims they do know:

  • The Microsoft smartwatch won't be bulky like the recently announced LG G Watch or the Samsung Gear Live that run Android Wear. Instead, it will be slim, like a thinner, flatter version of the Nike Fuelband.
  • It will feature a built-in heart-rate monitor.
  • The display will be on the inside of the wrist unlike most current smartwatches to make it feel more natural.
  • The device will be cross-platform. You will be able to use it with iOS, Android and Windows Phone (and, presumably, Windows PCs and Macs).
  • There will be 11 sensors under the hood.

Would you buy a smartwatch from Microsoft? And how much would you pay for it? [Tom's Hardware]