Analyst Thinks Microsoft Should Definitely Explore Wearable Technology

October 25, 2013

Wearable computing may not exactly be in, but it is readily termed as the next big frontier of technology. And with Microsoft going all in with a devices and services concept, this particular area of the market is part of the company’s future.

We have not heard any concrete plans from the technology giant in this regards, save for confirmation form a couple of executives that the company is looking into this exciting field.

Oh, and plenty of rumors that Redmond is currently testing smartwatches and eyewear prototypes.

But according to Jim McGregor, the founder and principal analyst with Tirias Research, Microsoft has all the reasons in the world to explore this particular field:

“Microsoft has just as much potential as everyone else, but no one knows exactly how the market, devices and services will develop or when.

If history is any indication, it will take two to three generations, or approximately five years, after the first products introduced before the technology becomes appealing to the mass market.”

The most unyielding hearsay on this matter is that the company may launch its wearable products sometimes next year — provided the devices get the green light, of course.

And as you would expect, Microsoft has not commented on any of these rumors about what exactly is in development right now, and what kind of a seamless experience these devices will bring to the table in conjunction with its current products like Windows, Windows Phone, Surface and Xbox.

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  • I’m going to wait until after the fist bunch of people go bald and blind before I jump in.

    Mike Greenway October 26, 2013 8:21 am Reply
    • I hear ya, @mikegreenway:disqus. I don’t wear a wristwatch now because they get so banged up at work that they are pointless. Glasses seem to me to be too distracting. That said, what would I wear if it were available (and all the kinks worked out)? Personally, I can think of nothing.

      Rodney Longoria October 28, 2013 7:34 am Reply
      • Morning Rod
        I live in the wild northwest, their are almost no people here, I don’t take any tech with me when I go exploring, it takes the adventure out of it and too much tech dulls your mind. That last part is hard to swallow but how else to you explain the comments on the Verge? (Smiling the whole while)

        Mike Greenway October 28, 2013 8:05 am Reply
        • Good evening, Mike. I do the same on my walk-abouts here in the Sonoran Desert (southern Arizona). It’s good to get away from everything for a moment’s respite, eh!

          Ah, the Verge! I do not go there as I used to do once upon a time. Too political these days, and I’m not talking about the tech industry either. Are they trying to become like Huffington Post (which I subscribe to their tech and science articles)? LOL!

          Rodney Longoria October 28, 2013 4:54 pm Reply

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