Investors will watch the clock today (Thursday, October 30th 2014) as Microsoft (MSFT), owned by Bill Gates (Real name: William Henry “Bill” Gates III) is launching its smartwatch and beating Apple (AAPL) to the market for the critical holiday season.
A Microsoft-branded smartwatch (Cortana) has been rumored for months and would be finally out today. Cortana is a Microsoft Band that works with Windows Phone, iPhone, and Android with Bluetooth.
You can have a chat with Cortana while your phone stays in your pocket or purse. You may also ask her to take notes, set reminders, or just ask her a question. Cortana only available with Windows Phone 8.1 update.
Good features about Cortana
– Heart rate monitoring (for workouts & downtime)
– view text & email alerts on the go
– GPS tracking (even when your phone is at home).
*Bill Gates is an American business magnate, Philanthropist, Investor, Computer Programmer and Investor. Gates is the former Chief executive and chairman of Microsoft, the world’s largest personal-computer software company, which he co-founded with Paul Allen. He is consistently ranked in the Forbes List of the world’s Wealthiest People and was the wealthiest overall from 1995 to 2009 (excluding 2008, when he was ranked third). As of September 2014, he is the second richest person in the world.