Mysterious Xbox Watch uncovered years after Microsoft abandoned the project

Xbox Watch leaked photos

While the Xbox One continues to sell well (despite its disappointing lack of exclusive games), the Xbox brand doesn't always guarantee success. Back in 2013, Microsoft was reportedly working on a smartwatch prototype that featured a 1.5-inch touchscreen display and removable bands. Like countless other prototypes, it never saw the light of day, but on Monday, Twitter user Hikari Calyx shared a few never-before-seen images of the so-called Xbox Watch.

As early reports suggested, the smartwatch does indeed have a small touchscreen display. Based on the images, it appears to be capable of GPS location tracking and heart rate monitoring. Workouts would have been a major focus as well, as they are on most smartwatches (perhaps most notably the Apple Watch).

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Mysterious Xbox Watch uncovered years after Microsoft abandoned the project originally appeared on BGR.com on Mon, 22 Jan 2018 at 20:00:35 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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