There’s A Windows 10 Smartwatch On The Way, But It’s Not Meant For The Average Consumer
Wearable tech is a really neat concept that hasn’t quite taken off yet, despite various attempts from Apple and Android-based manufacturers. However, a new company is throwing its hat into the ring, and that company is Trekstor. The main difference between this and other smartwatches is the fact that it runs Windows 10.
Of course, Android and iOS are both popular operating systems in their own right – so the OS alone can’t explain the failure of past smartwatches. In the case of the Apple Watch, one of the problems with it was the fact that it had to be paired with an iPhone to function properly. In most cases, it was easier to simply use your iPhone which already had a bigger screen and could perform the same tasks.
However, in our opinion, the biggest issue with most smartwatches is the fact that they are a niche product that hasn’t quite found their footing, but Trekstor’s watch aims to change that by focusing on the business sector.
According to Microsoft’s blog, the watch is geared towards inventory management, patient care, industrial automation, and similar enterprises.
In terms of specs, the smartwatch will include a 1.54-inch Gorilla Glass display, wifi, Bluetooth, “plenty of storage space,” and a powerful processor. The blog did not mention a specific battery size, but Microsoft said that it would be able to perform business-related tasks without dying. Beyond that, we have no real information regarding the smartwatch’s actual capabilities.
The company has not announced a price or release date yet either. Given the watch’s business focus, it is likely that it will be too expensive for the average consumer. Pricing, as a whole, is going to be a rather fine line for Trekstor. They’ll be catering to a fairly limited market so they’ll have to charge a rather high price. On the other hand, if it is too expensive then it’s likely that most companies will simply pass.
Eric is an avid tech junkie, gamer, and comic fan. When he's not working on his PC, you'll find him at your local comic book shop.