Microsoft is the latest company that is entering the wearable market which is flooded with devices from companies like Samsung, Pebble, and others. The software and tech giant has patented a smartwatch which highlights fitness tracing.
Filed in Q4 2012, the patent shows that the smartwatch comes with a removable display which can be fitter into a fitness tracker. Moving on the device also boasts of biometric sensors to measure heart rate along with other fitness-oriented features. It will also track a user’s position and route via GPS. The smartwatch includes a touch display on its top surface and an optical light sensor on the bottom, where it will come into contact with the wearer’s skin and measure various exercise-related metrics, such as the wearer’s heart rate.
As per the patent there is a dock for the smartwatch which will be mostly used for charging and/or syncing the device. Along with the usual basic features of a smartwatch, Microsoft’s device can perform other functions like to listen to music, set an alarm send messages and make phone calls.
However, it must be noted that this is mere a patent and hence it does not mean that the Microsoft smartwatch will offer all the aforementioned features and might add or remove some of them.