We currently live in a world without a Microsoft smartwatch.
But that was almost not the case. Windows Central, a news and rumors website about Windows and Microsoft products, recently spotted tweeted images that offer a glimpse into what would have been called the “Xbox Watch.”
The Xbox team reportedly had been working on a smartwatch that emphasized fitness, according to Windows Central. Though images of this device have surfaced before, Hikari Calyx's tweeted photos show the device turned on and working.
The Xbox Watch would have included four apps, as seen in the photos, including “Workout,” “GPS,” “Setting” and a USB debugger, which specifically would have been for developers, according to Windows Central.Comment on this story
“With devices like Kinect and the Band, and apps like Microsoft Health and Xbox Fitness, Microsoft seemed to be really interested in creating its own fitness ecosystem in previous years,” according to Windows Central.
More recently, Microsoft has partnered with FitBit. In fact, FitBit’s coaching app launched on the Xbox One device and all Windows 10 devices. The coaching app gives users a selection of video workouts that they can perform at home, according to Tech Radar.