Apr 16

Since Apple’s latest smart watch rumors over the past few months, a number of other companies such as Samsung and Google have also reportedly been working on their own projects involving watches and other wearable devices. Now The Wall Street Journal indicates that Microsoft is also exploring the possibility of a smart watch.

Earlier this year, Microsoft asked suppliers in Asia to ship components for a potential watch-style device, the executives said. One executive said he met with Microsoft’s research and development team at the software company’s Redmond, Wash., headquarters. But it’s unclear whether Microsoft will opt to move ahead with the watch, they said. […]

For its potential new watch prototype, Microsoft has requested 1.5-inch displays from component makers, said an executive at a component supplier.

However, this is not Microsoft’s first foray into smart watch technology. Back in 2004 Microsoft launched its Smart Personal Objects Technology (SPOT) platform through partnerships with watch companies such as Fossil and Suunto (picture above).

Source [MacRumors]

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