Yesterday we reported that Apple was ramping up hiring for a team that will build the rumored iWatch. Now, The Verge is reporting that even Microsoft plans on cashing on the wearable computing party as is developing a Surface watch that is built out of translucent aluminium. Also Read - Cyberpunk 2077 back on Sony's PlayStation Store, with a special warning for PS4 ownersAlso Read - Windows 11: Release date, top features to expect, how to upgrade and more
The material is said to be three times harder than glass, which obviously bodes well for durability. This is not the first time Microsoft has dabbled in the smartwatch space. Previously, the Xbox accessories team had prototyped a smartwatch with the original plan of the making the Joule heart rate monitor. Also Read - Windows 11 could be a free upgrade for you provided you fall in this category
Before this report, there have also been reports of Microsoft testing 1.5-inch displays and a prototype testing of devices with the Surface connector.
AmongTech recently claimed that Microsoft s smartwatch will come with removable wrist bands in blue, red, yellow, black, white and grey.
The report claims that Microsoft is testing prototypes that run on a modified version of Windows 8 so that it will have great synergy with Windows powered hardware.