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Smartwatch makers have generally ignored Windows Phone, opting instead to support Android and iOS handsets. The Hot Watch is getting some help from Microsoft to change that with Windows Phone support coming next month.

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Got a smartwatch? If so, chances are really good that your phone runs on either Google Android or Apple iOS software. After all, does anyone even make a smartwatch that works with Windows Phone? The situation should soon improve, at least a little, for handset owners who have opted for Microsoft’s phones: PH Technical Labs, maker of the Hot Watch, is bringing Windows Phone support to its watch by the end of June.

Hot Watch range

The e-paper Hot Watch debuted as a Kickstarter project last year and met its funding goal. Now, the first products are expected to ship in the coming weeks as a result. Both iOS and Android phones are already supported on the watch, but the Windows Phone connectivity is new.

PH Technical labs said the addition of Windows Phone is a collaboration with Microsoft: “The two companies are working to create an application that takes full advantage of the uniquely personal characteristics of the Windows Phone operating system.” The company also noted that Microsoft will be selling the Hot Watch and apps for it on Microsoft sites, which is a pretty strong signal of support.

The Hot Watch is available online now in four different models, each with a slightly different shape, in currently discounted prices ranging from $179 to $236. The watch is waterproof, has a pedometer function, can run apps and receive notifications from your phone. Additionally, the watch can be used for private voice calls with patented technology to amplify the sound when you cup your hand.

  1. Jared Westfall Thursday, May 29, 2014

    I will buy one when the Windows Phone support happens.

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  2. we (the backers) don’t even know if any watches have been produced

    so, shipping in a few weeks?
    you know more than us….

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    1. Interesting and disappointing to be sure. I was going by the company’s press release: “Delivery to all Kickstarter backers plus existing orders will start shipping in June with iOS and Android support. Windows phone support will be added on June 30th.” Hopefully, you’ll see your watch soon!

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      1. they’re late half a year as well, wondering if the HOT Watch’ private call will be enough to make me replace my Sony SW2, which had a major update to it’s firmware quite recently

        press release, funny, none of us saw that, nor the june date

        might be all true, we simply don’t know, PHTL keeps forgetting to update us

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