Microsoft Steps Up New Smartwatch Apps for iOS and Android

August 12, 2015, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

The smartwatch department at Microsoft has always remained dry as dust. Except for the less-babbled Microsoft Band and the story of an abandoned smartwatch, their name never made the hitch with smartwatch segment even in a subtle manner.

But they are making sure that it won’t get iterated at least with the story of their smartwatch apps.

A whole new batch of smartwatch apps is now being readied by Microsoft and they would be making their way into the Apple Watch and Android Wear devices.

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Among the new apps, Translator has headed out to both the platforms simultaneously, while the rest come distinctively on each platform.

Outlook and Wunderlist are the two new apps that are available for download on Apple Watch. The former lets you handle your emails with options to read and respond through voice commands, while the latter is an app to manage to-do lists and tasks.

Wunderlist, which started its run five years ago, joined the Microsoft family  only a couple of months ago, this June.

The apps that are being thrown to the Android Wear platform include the updated OneNote and OneDrive apps. Recent notes can be viewed on your smartwatches using the new feature on OneNote, while the OneDrive app will now let you put any of your recently uploaded picture as the watch face.

Apart from these, Microsoft will also be soon launching the Apple Watch version of Yammer, the private social networking service. The entire batch of apps can be now downloaded from the respective app stores.

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