The big guns have had unveiled their vaunted product lineups, but the game hasn’t ended yet as Microsoft may launch its very own Fitness Band which is in time for the approaching holiday season. The software titan is purportedly developing a fitness wearable device that may be available in the coming weeks and will be put on sale for the festive season. The price of the wearable is not yet disclosed though.
Forbes’s Parmy Olson who collaborated with sources that are connected with the project said that the wearable comes with features like tracking heart rate and well-suited for various mobile platforms. The device is equipped with a heart-rate monitor that can be likened to Samsung’s Gear Live and compatible with iOS and Android using Windows Phone devices.
The wearable device is beefed up with battery can last over two days of regular use before it needs a recharge and this is one day longer than the battery life of the Gear Live LG’s G Watch. Both watches are driven by Android Wear, Google’s especially made operating system for the wearable device.
Apple also recently disclosed the launching of its own smart wearable device dubbed as Apple Watch that will operate a version of the iOS and can be a perfect fit for iOS devices.
It is not yet confirmed whether Microsoft Fitness Band will operate on Windows platform.
The company is making the most of its technical expertise on its Kinect division in coming up with an optical engineering experience.