The Xbox One may have beaten the PS4 on Black Friday, but it seems that Microsoft is still unhappy with sales. Now, with the Xbox One has hit the right cord with gamers, the company might be planning to fully utilize its latest generation home console by integrating it with their health app suite. This could happen only when Microsoft considers a new wearable device that goes hand-in-hand with the Xbox One.
Following the release of its first ever fitness band, the Redmond-based giant is reportedly building a new health-centric band that will sync with Xbox One's health and fitness apps. The new Xbox One wearable has been unofficially confirmed, and will launch sometime in 2015.
Joe Officer, head of Exertis, an Xbox One component supplier, said to tech site PCR that we can expect to see a number of Microsoft wearable devices coming next year: "These will be linked to the Xbox One which has loads of health and fitness apps already in it - add that to real time heart rate monitors, health bands, scales and video sensors and users will have day in, day out, real time monitoring of themselves."
Even though there's no official confirmation on the arrival of the Xbox One wearable next year, the rumors suggest there may be a specific wearable that syncs with the gaming console.
Reportedly, Microsoft is working on a couple of wearable devices. Sure, not all devices in the pipe-line would work with the Xbox One. Most importantly, we still don't know whether the rumored wearable would come in the form of a fitness band or it would be an all together different device.
The Xbox One already features some fitness-centric using the Kinect sensor, while the company has also unveiled its own health app suite, just like the Google Fit. So, it does make sense to utilize Xbox One's special features that make it a slightly different over the PlayStation 4.
We hope to see the Xbox One wearable to land in India as the existing Microsoft ‘Band' is still not available in the country.
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