This week, our sister site mHealthWatch brought the world of wearables up to speed on a major developing story.
Rumor has it that Microsoft is about to get a leg — or, perhaps, wrist — up on Apple in the wearables market.
Although Apple unveiled its first smartwatch called Apple Watch last month at its high-profile media event, we are still months away from product launch.
Not surprisingly, Microsoft is now among the companies purportedly eager to cut into Apple’s tangible momentum before Apple Watch rolls out.
“Microsoft is gearing up to launch a wearable device within the next few weeks,” Forbes reports. “The gadget is a smart watch that will passively track a wearer’s heart rate and work across different mobile platforms. It will also boast a battery life of more than two days of regular use, sources close to the project say.”
Rumors have swirled for months that Microsoft has a brewing interest in wearables, but the new insight from Forbes is the most compelling evidence we’ve seen to date that an actual product introduction is imminent.