Photo: in.com

Photo: in.com

Microsoft is planning its own entry into the wearable market, but won’t make it exclusive to Windows devices, according to a report from Paul Thurrott. The device won’t be a watch, but a simple fitness band that can sync with multiple smartphone platforms, including Windows, iOS, and Android.

The company is said to be aiming for a Q4 release with pricing similar to that of Samsung’s Galaxy Gear. No word yet on whether the hardware will work with Apple’s own Health software or will require an app created by Microsoft.

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One Response to “Microsoft reportedly working on iOS-compatible fitness band for Q4 release”

  1. Bill Bennett says:

    I suspect there are more unused fitness bands sitting in people’s drawers than there are bands being used. Microsoft and Apple need to offer something really different… and useful for this to take off.