Microsoft‘s partner Trekstor is building a Windows 10 IoT Core-based watch for industry. The Redmond-based giant might not have managed to do exceptionally well with fitness bands, but it seems Trekstor could use the technology in its “B2B commercial-grade wearable”. Also Read - Microsoft rolling out new Office UI for all Windows users: How to enable itAlso Read - Microsoft launches a Minesweeper inspired Christmas special sweater
Trekstor’s ‘compact and intuitive’ watch is aimed specifically at industries like retail, hospitality, manufacturing, healthcare, and more. The company claims that the watch can replace a larger hand-held device used for business. Also Read - After Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, Jack Dorsey; will Mark Zuckerberg be next to leave his company?
The 1.54-inch Trekstor IoT watch has both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity. Also, the Windows 10 IoT-based watch is connected to the cloud and also runs Universal Windows Platform applications. Microsoft in a blogpost on Monday said that with this upcoming smart wearable, ‘messages can be transmitted silently in real-time or verbally via voice messages.’
Other noteworthy features of the Trekstor IoT watch are decent storage, processor and battery life to address the needs of its intended audience. The device also offers protection against scratches, thanks to Gorilla Glass 3. Microsoft plans to reveal more specific details about the smart wearable in coming months. ALSO READ: Microsoft Windows 10 Cloud minimum specs requirement leaked ahead of May 2 launch
“Microsoft officials have said Redmond still plans to remain involved in the wearables market but hasn’t shared plans beyond maintaining services like Microsoft Health, Azure, and Cognitive Services,” reports ZDNet. Talking about wearable’s market and Microsoft, the company was last heard of dumping its plans on Band 3, a fitness device.