Microsoft Translator steps up the game with support for Wearables

Microsoft released a language translation app, Microsoft Translator, in line with its cross-platform philosophy, as a mobile app with built-in support for the Apple Watch and Android Wear.

Microsoft Translator is the latest translation app in the market, with support for about 49 languages, now available for free download in the iTunes App Store and the Google Play Store.

The app is powered by same machine learning algorithm as in Bing, sized at just 5.33MB, as against Google Translate at 19.02MB, capable of recognizing varied accents with utmost precision, and works in real time when you point your camera at a piece of text, which clearly sets it ahead of Google Translate.

Albeit, Google Translate still has an upper hand, with a database of about 92 international languages as against Microsoft’s 49, along with eight Indian languages against Microsoft’s one (Hindi).

Microsoft's major edge is its support for smartwatch, capable of translating one language to another by just speaking to your watch.

The interface is equally more sleek and displays with very readable fonts, without compromising on resource and speed.

As expected, however, the degree of accuracy varies on the app, given that certain languages are not supported, still in developmental mode.
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