Microsoft smartwatch to launch ‘within the next few weeks’

Microsoft could be working on its very own smartwatch, latest reports have suggested.

The mystery device is tipped to boast a battery life good for two days of regular usage and could be with us in the very near future.

It’s also reckoned the smartwatch will be able to measure a wearer’s heart rate – nothing revolutionary there.

The wearable whispers have been revealed by Forbes, which cites ‘sources close to the project’.

The insiders have claimed: “Microsoft is gearing up to launch a wearable device within the next few weeks.

Poor battery life has been a common complaint over the current raft of smartwatches, and a lengthy lifespan could have given Microsoft’s kit the edge over rival wristwear like the Moto 360 and Samsung’s Gear S. Sadly, it looks like the Redmond-based company has missed its opportunity there.

Microsoft’s kept mum in regards to a wearable thus far, though entering the smartwatch space wouldn’t be surprising considering the sector’s forthcoming boom.

If Microsoft was to design a wearable, it would be fledgling CEO Satya Nadella’s first new product category since taking the helm at the firm.

Rumour has it the Microsoft smartwatch will ‘draw on optical engineering expertise’ gained from developing the Kinect, and will  sync with Android, iOS, and Windows Phone.

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