We first heard about Microsoft s plans to develop a smartwatch of its own back in April last year. A report on Forbes now has the first few details about this forthcoming wearable device. Also Read - Windows 11 could be a free upgrade for you provided you fall in this categoryAlso Read - Nintendo Direct E3 2021: Metroid Dread, Mario Party Superstars, a new Legend of Zelda and more
According to the publication, engineers from the Xbox Kinect team are working on this smartwatch, which will be compatible with iOS, Android and Windows Phone devices. The wearable device is said to have fitness and heart rate monitoring capabilities and will boast a battery capable of lasting two days. As far as launch is concerned, the report claims that Microsoft is aiming for a summer launch. Also Read - Windows 11 leaked online: Centralised start menu, revamped UI, new widgets, here's what to expect
This report surfaces a day after Samsung unveiled its futuristic Simband wearable device, alongside a new healthcare platform called Samsung Architecture Multimedia Interactions or SAMI. The wearable space is soon about to get crowded with Apple widely expected to launch the iWatch in September, while companies like Motorola and LG have already shown off their Android Wear-powered Moto 360 and the G Watch respectively.