Microsoft to launch wearable fitness device that works with Xbox One
It’s absolutely obvious now; Microsoft is steadily getting out of its image of a software firm and is venturing into consumer electronics. Microsoft has been, for a while now, experimenting with wearable technology – smart bands, smartwatches and Google Glass-type virtual reality headsets. This was first made evident with the introduction of Microsoft Band – a fitness tracking wristband which is compatible with all major mobile device platforms.
Now, according to Joe Officer head of Xbox One component supplier Exertis, Microsoft is ready to reveal its new wearable fitness device, which will work with the Xbox One. Officer revealed this to Britain-based PCR tech website. Officer said:
The wearable market is always growing and we can expect to see Microsoft rolling out a spate of devices next year in this space.
The difference between the new wearable and the Microsoft Band is that the latter works with the iPhones and Android devices, while the new fitness device is going to work exclusively with the Xbox One. Xbox One we know comes with host of fitness and health monitoring features and Kinect motion sensor to monitor the player is performing exercises correctly. Thus, addition of a wearable device compatible with Xbox will definitely enhance the game consoles’ fitness and health monitoring ability.