Microsoft is exploring the smart watch market, according to this patent filing with the USPTO.
The Redmond giant is looking to make a smart watch that would feature a number of biometric sensors, providing users with various health and fitness data. In addition, the watch would also boast other functions such as music player, alarm clock, messaging and few additional phone functions.
The watch would come with a removable display that can be docked on specially-enabled gym equipment, and magnetic docks at home. The idea here is to allow users to easily wash the wrist band after a sweaty workout.
The patent was filed way back in 2012, but we’re still not sure when Microsoft will officially announce this device. We do know they want to get involved in the mHealth market, having recently launched the Bing Health & Fitness app in the Windows Phone Marketplace.
We’ll be on the lookout for additional information and get back to you as soon as we have something new to add. Stay tuned in the meantime…