After the release of the Microsoft Band 2 in October 2015, Microsoft had not presented any wearable device … until today, as they have just revealed a bracelet with Windows 10 IoT by Trekstor.
It is a 1.54-inch wrist unit, and although it has not been built by Microsoft as the Microsoft Band and the Microsoft Band 2, Redmond are proud of what Trekstor has achieved in developing it.
The substitute smartphone in many scenarios
This wearable, yet unnamed, can run universal applications and makes use of Azure cloud services such as Microsoft Cognitive Services. In Microsoft’s words, this device is able to replace the smartphone in multiple scenarios, such as:
Inventory management in retail
Automation of buildings for hotel guest services
Industrial automation in manufactures
Care of patients in the field of health
This device has Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, has plenty of storage and has sufficient autonomy to reach the end of the day after an intense day. It also has Gorilla Glass 3 protection.
The Redmond did not want to call it smartwatch and everything points to the reason is that it is not a device focused on the general public but the business and commerce sector.
According to Microsoft, we will know more about this device manufactured by Trekstor over the next few months. However, it is already a good proof that sooner or later we can enjoy a smartwatch with Windows 10 IoT Core.