30 Oct '14, 11am

#Technology Microsoft gets into wearables game with Microsoft Band and Microsoft Health @vernieman

#Technology Microsoft gets into wearables game with Microsoft Band and Microsoft Health @vernieman

It was several weeks ago that I was speaking to several Microsoft executives and media about a Microsoft wearable . My argument then was that the Redmont giant has all the tools to easily develop and market a wearable device. With such a complete portfolio of services and the uncanny ability to build great hardware, a wearable should be pretty easy right? Perhaps the important question should be: do we need a Microsoft wearable device and if yes, what new things will it bring to the plate? And I guess this week, we have all our questions answered. Hello, Microsoft Band . A US$199 fitness and health tracker, coupled with a new platform called Microsoft Health . How Microsoft is playing the game differently is making the platform work with Windows, Android and iOS devices. This is in line with Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella’s focus in cloud and mobile, clearly positioning Micro...

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