Microsoft Enters Wearable Devices Market With Fitness Tracker.

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Microsoft is reportedly getting ready with its own wearable device. Tech Radar has confirmed the sof...

Microsoft Enters Wearable Devices Market With Fitness Tracker. Microsoft is reportedly getting ready with its own wearable device. Tech Radar has confirmed the software giant is all set to enter wearables market with a wristband and not a smartwatch. The report cited the entry into wearables market has lot of peculiarities. Technology Blogger Paul Thurot said the Microsoft device would be closer to a Samsung Gear Fit-like fitness band. Fitness Tracker The band will function as a fitness tracker and record data such as the amount of calories burned by the wearer and the heart rate. A slew of fitness-oriented apps are available from Microsoft. They include Bing Health and Fitness and Healthvault. It is expected that the band will also work with all third-party apps. This wearable fitness band will be compatible with iOS, Android An open platform for cellphones from the Open Handset Alliance (OHA). Based on Linux, Android includes a library of Java classes for building mobile applications. Android and GPhone  platforms and Windows. It will display timely notifications from the user's smartphone A cellular telephone with information access. It provides digital voice service as well as any combination of e-mail, text messaging, pager, Web access, voice recognition, still and/or video camera, MP3, TV or video player and organizer (see PDA). , Thurrott noted. Launch The formal announcement about the band is expected by the fourth quarter. It will be a launch for the last quarter of the year. According to according to prep. 1. As stated or indicated by; on the authority of: according to historians. 2. In keeping with: according to instructions. 3.  reports, the pricing will be similar to Samsung Galaxy Gear and may be in the range of $300. Catching Up Analysts see the entry of Microsoft in the wearables market with a pan-platform product/application as very significant. It is line with the demands of the digital consumers. They are not interested in the application brand, but are fiercely focused on the functionality of the application. Microsoft will be offering cross-platform capabilities in its product which is certainly a significant step. Hand-Held Devices Company Strategy

The new approach of cross-platform capability reflects the view of Chief Executive Satya Nadella who has very less emphasis on Microsoft-exclusive platforms and is an advocate of heterogeneity het·er·o·ge·ne·i·ty n. The quality or state of being heterogeneous. heterogeneity the state of being heterogeneous. , Roger Kay, a tech analyst, said. http://mightygas32228631.pen.io/ COPYRIGHT 2014 International Business Times No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder. Copyright 2014 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved. http://www.thefreelibrary.com/Microsoft+Enters+Wearable+Devices+Market+With+Fitness+Track er.-a0373910291

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