Back in 2013, there were rumours that Microsoft was planning on launching an Xbox branded smartwatch. However, the Redmond giant tested a few prototypes and probably decided that it wasn’t a great product.Now, images of one of these prototype Xbox smartwatches have leaked out on the internet, and it looks a lot like the Apple Watch. Funnily enough, the Apple Watch was released two years later, in 2015. Maybe… just maybe, Microsoft’s smartwatch could’ve been huge had the company decided on releasing it to market. The specs certainly were decent:
- 6GB storage
- Magnetic connectors on the back
- 1.5-inch display
- Replaceable watch-straps
Whether or not Microsoft missed out on the smartwatch ship, we may never know, but I find it hard to believe that it’d have done the company any harm.