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Microsoft will challenge Google to a smart watch war this fall

Microsoft will challenge Google to a smart watch war this fall
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It is the year of the smart watch. Google is ahead of the competition right now with Android Wear, but it looks like Microsoft is going to throw its hat in the ring. Click here to learn more about Android Wear.

A trusted source with knowledge of the development has verified some of that information and provided us with additional details about the device. For a start, this source confirmed previous rumors that the device is cross-platform compatible. Our source also confirmed that the display is on the inside of the wrist as opposed to the outside and says turning your palm up to look at the watch actually feels a lot more natural.

Expect the watch to look a bit different than the Android Wear watches that debuted at Google I/O last week. The Microsoft watch is rumored to have a sleeker design with the screen on the inside of the wrist.

There is not much else known about the watch at this point because Microsoft has not made an official statement yet and does not comment on rumors. Earlier reports have said it will be able to sync data to your smartphone and track your heart rate. The watch is expected to debut in October.

If smartphones have taught us anything, it's that competition is good. I am excited to see what Microsoft brings to the smart watch market, and I will let you know what I think when it comes out later this year.

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