31 August 2018
Microsoft is developing a new smartwatch under Xbox brand. The images of the device surfaced online a few days ago. And now, we have a 6-minute hands-on video of the device leaked by Hikari Calyx on YouTube. He was the one to leak the device in the first place, via Twitter.
As per the report, the Xbox watch features a 1.5-inch display. It comes with the heart-rate monitoring system. Apart from that, it packs GPS tracker as well as several workout apps. The User Interface is similar to that of Nokia SmartWatch, which was later replaced by the Microsoft Band. It is pretty clear that the watch is fitness focussed and will pack some features to boost this aspect.
The Xbox Watch - Pin Diagram— Hikari Calyx (@Hikari_Calyx) January 22, 2018
Yes we successfully booted up an Xbox Watch. Video is processing now. pic.twitter.com/qwBtOOf5fs
As you can see from the video, the watch is still under construction. The hands-on video shows that the watch dial is connected to an external device via a cable. It is then switched on to showcase the workout, free play and settings menu. It is codenamed as Joule with the Operating System version coded 1.936 Alpha.