Concept: This Microsoft Surface Band would kill the Apple Watch and iPhone
Although the Microsoft Band 2 was the most sensor packed fitness tracker around, the company ultimately killed the lineup and pulled the plug on the whole concept.
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But this doesn’t mean that Microsoft fans around the world are not hoping the company will re-enter the wearables space. One of these is designer Christopher Fernandes who posted his concept of the Microsoft Surface Band. We have no doubt such a wearable would be both an iPhone and Apple Watch killer.
Dubbed as the ultimate smartwatch, the futuristic looking device represents a mix of a Microsoft Surface Band and a Surface Phone. It resembles something out of a Star Wars movie and is able to transform itself. The flexible electronics enable it to morph from a fitness band to a smartphone to a PC when connected to a desktop display.
While it looks light years ahead of anything currently available, the technology to produce such a device actually does exist. OLEDs are commonly used in mobile devices and TVs, and the next generation of these panels will be flexible and bendable. Batteries, transparent electronics and sensors are advancing each year, and with enough determination something resembling the Surface Band is not outside the realm of possibility.
We are not sure that we will ever see a third version of the Microsoft Band. The wearable was in the works but was quietly abandoned by the software giant.
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Its probably a good bet we will not see real live version of this concept either, at least not in the immediate future. But one day, perhaps 2, 3 or 4 years down the line, something not all too different from this will be the norm. Make no mistake, whether its from Microsoft or another company, it will come. Its just a matter of time.
To wet your appetite check out the video below.
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