Microsoft’s forthcoming smartwatch passes FCC certification, to come in three sizes
More information about Microsoft’s rumored wearable have surfaced onto the web. According to a recent FCC listing, the supposed smartwatch (or fitness band?) comes in three different screen sizes – small, medium, and large.
Earlier this week, Forbes reported that Microsoft will be launching its first wearable device “within [the] next few weeks”. This will be the first original product lineup in Satya Nadella’s watch (pun intended). However, as far as the connectivity features of the device is concerned, it might not be on par with the market’s current offerings.
Described as a “mobile wireless device”, the smartwatch will definitely not support voice calling and cellular connectivity, as the only mentioned radio in the documents is Bluetooth LE. The device has been identified as “model 1619” by the listing.
The documents, that you can read in its entirety from the via links below, also suggest that the three different sized watches will carry the same radio circuitry inside.
From what we know so far, the smartwatch will support Windows Phone, as well as Android and iOS mobile operating systems. The extensive support will help Microsoft lure in more customers.
According to estimations, the smartwatch market will be worth $7 billion by next year. Microsoft’s smartwatch will find stiff competition from Google’s Android Wear smartwatches and Cupertino-based company’s forthcoming watch.Further reading: Microsoft, smart watch, Surface Watch