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Wearable tech to focus on fitness tracking

Microsoft smartwatch revealed in patent

A patent filed by Microsoft has revealed a possible future smartwatch design for the firm.

The wearable tech is shown to have a focus on fitness tracking, with features including distance tracking, heart rate monitoring and a calories burnt counter.

The device is described as being abled to be removed from its wristband, meaning additional bands and devices can then be used to house the tracker, as well as allowing the fitness-centric module to be plugged into workout machines to continue monitoring.

The patent also details a wireless charging dock that will accompany the device.

Microsoft’s rumoured development in the space joins the multiple firms which have been increasing their investment in wearable technology such as smartwatches over the last year, including LG, Google/Motorola, Pebble and even musician Will.i.am.

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