MICROSOFT'S long-rumoured smartwatch will reportedly launch within "weeks", with a release date planned before the holidays.
That's according to a report at Forbes, which claims that Microsoft is gearing up to launch its debut smartwatch.
There is no word on an exact launch date, but the report claims that Microsoft is looking to have the smartwatch on shelves in time for Christmas - beating the Apple Watch to it.
That's not all Forbes reveals about the device, as it has heard from sources that the unnamed device will be among the first to offer a two-day battery life, trumping the likes of the Moto 360 and Samsung Gear 2 which need to be charged every day.
"When it comes to battery life, Microsoft may benefit from its historic expertise in software, allowing it to create sensor integrations that boost the device’s power train efficiency," the report claims.
The Microsoft smartwatch will also reportedly trump rivals with compatibility for multiple operating systems, including iOS, Android and Windows Phone, and Forbes claims it will also be the first wearable to feature an always-on heart rate sensor, making use of Microsoft's Kinect technology.
Bizarrely, this screen will be positioned on the inside of the wearer's wrist, apparently making it easier and more private to view notifications.
Microsoft has yet to comment on the speculation. Last time we quizzed the firm it said that it "has nothing to share". µ
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