Microsoft Wearable Device is Essentially a Fitness Band; Arriving Soon

October 23, 2014, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

After Apple and Google had their fair share of news spotlight, it’s rival Microsoft who is now hogging all the limelight. We have been fed with innumerable rumors of Microsoft entering the smartwatch arena and at the moment what we hear is even more interesting.

Forbes reports that the new ‘smartwatch’ from Microsoft would be rather a wrist wearable that deals more with fitness.

The company hasn’t spelt out any detail on the naming and pricing aspects, though. If things go the way planned, the new fitness band from Microsoft can be expected to make its debut in the coming weeks.

It looks like the release of the device will coincide with the holiday season. We hear Microsoft has laid out a bagful of tempting stuff to delight you for the holiday season.

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What you need to have in mind is that this device is not essentially a smartwatch and it would be apt f you could call it a fitness band for what it offers. Keeping a track of your footsteps, monitoring your heart rate, estimating the calories burnt, it enables all functionalities a fitness band offers.

There is also this advantage of the ‘added life’ which Microsoft fitness bands hold. These wearables are expected to last for up to two days on a single charge. That does speak well when considering the battery life offered by the rest, which is about one day or even less.

There are also rumors floating around that the fitness band would pack in a screen size of about 1.5 inch size. Wait for the device to grace your holiday shopping cart.

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