Report: Microsoft's smartwatch constructed of transparent aluminum

By Shawn Knight
Jul 15, 2013
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  1. Earlier this year we learned that Microsoft was working on a smartwatch of their own – pretty much a given considering the industry shift toward wearable technology. Previous reports noted that Microsoft had placed orders for 1.5-inch displays from component...

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  2. hitech0101

    hitech0101 TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 427   +19

    The only thing I can think off when it comes out it won't support windows 8 and it M$ will make a OS to run the watch which then will be launched for PC,tablets and phones too.
  3. JC713

    JC713 TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 6,797   +882

    Transparent Aluminum! That is awesome.
    spectrenad likes this.
  4. At last they found the function for ATOM processors.
  5. bexwhitt

    bexwhitt TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 155   +22

    Does anyone under 50 still wear a watch?
    xplayer likes this.
  6. VitalyT

    VitalyT TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 1,654   +507

    Yep, I can see at least one fossil on that picture...
  7. VitalyT

    VitalyT TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 1,654   +507

    Does anyone with 50 billion in his pocket wear a watch?
    xplayer likes this.
  8. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,284   +262

  9. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,806   +1,431

    So how long does this Smartwatch last on battery power? If it's less than one month, I'm won't even consider looking at it for purchase.
  10. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 3,428   +618

    No, we all have swag to make up for it. Didn't you know?

    YOLOLOLOLOL.
  11. p51d007

    p51d007 TechSpot Booster Posts: 304   +40

    BONES: Scotty...how do you know he invented transparent aluminum...
    SCOTTY: How do you know he didn't?
    misor likes this.
     
  12. misor

    misor TechSpot Addict Posts: 988   +147

    lool. I thought I was The only classic star trek fan here.
    (you beat me on that post...I hate you. :) )
  13. misor

    misor TechSpot Addict Posts: 988   +147

    "are said to include 6GB of storage alongside cloud storage via LTE connectivity. "
    unfortunately, since he device runs on modified windows w8tch OS, additional storage is only available via cloud... :) (which I hope is not true:) )
  14. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,806   +1,431

    I'm a third! :)
  15. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 2,921   +724

    Android, Windows, Firefox & iOS operating systems all requiring a different watch. That wouldn't be a problem if I were a cephalopod, I'd still have room for another four operating systems.
    misor likes this.
  16. Emexrulsier

    Emexrulsier TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 206   +6

    I haven't worn a watch since high school some 17 years ago (infact I still own the watch :D). I normally use the time on my smart phone or simply forget about time and just chill :D
  17. ghasmanjr

    ghasmanjr TechSpot Booster Posts: 363   +86

    I'm 24 and I have a nice watch that I wear to work. It looks professional and it's easier to sneak peaks at the time during work meetings :p
  18. ET3D

    ET3D TechSpot Paladin Posts: 968   +30

    I'm still waiting to see how the Touch Time turns out. It's the only geek watch I know of which promises good battery life (1 year).
  19. Tells time AND houses whales!! lol
  20. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 3,428   +618

    Interesting. Battery life is good probably because of no bluetooth, but I'm still unconvinced that a cell battery is so much better than a rechargeable li-po.
  21. I was immediately thinking of Scotty when I saw the headline...

  22. Railman

    Railman TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 573   +76

    No WiFi? LTE in my mind = 4G which is quite expensive and not universally available.


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