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Microsoft smartwatch heading for October release?

Microsoft looks set to join the smartwatch race, with the tech giant tipped to launch its first wearable this October.

With the likes of the LG G Watch and Samsung Gear Live set to hit retailers in a matter of days to offer the smartwatch space a new, Android Wear themed boost – new reports have claimed that Microsoft could be the next big player to enter the smartwatch space.

Although last reports have pegged the unconfirmed Microsoft wearable for an October arrival, given the lack of official word, take these teased details lightly for the time being.

As well as a potential October arrival, a number of claimed Microsoft smartwatch features and specs are said to have leaked.

Unlike the square G Watch or round-faced Motorola Moto 360, is has been suggested that the unnamed Microsoft wearable will reportedly feature a slim, fitness band style design similar to that of the Nike FuelBand SE.

As well as a fitness tracker styled design, the Microsoft timepiece will reportedly host a massive 11 separate sensors – including a heart rate sensor – letting users track all manner of activity and performance metrics.

With the heavily rumoured Apple iWatch tipped to support iOS devices only and the Samsung Gear 2 only working with the Korean manufacturer’s phones and tablets, Microsoft is said to be planning to open its smartwatch up to multiple platforms.

Strangley, unlike most watches which feature their face on the top of the wrist, it has been suggested that the mooted Microsoft smartwatch could feature a display on the underside of the strap.

With the October release window still quite vague and with Microsoft yet to offer any official details, stay tuned to TrustedReviews for all the latest on the Redmond-based company’s future wearable efforts.

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Via: PhoneArena

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