Microsoft is reportedly working on designs for a touch-enabled smart watch, a move one analyst called a "snipe hunt" that would distract it from the critical chore of getting Windows 8 off the ground.

..."Microsoft cannot waste its focus ..They have a potential disaster on their hands with Windows 8, and could lose the hearts and minds on client computing.."

Windows 8...has had little success thus far in tablets, and... has hurt shipments of traditional desktops and notebooks.

... if I see a two-year span of adding features, I can become a believer [in Windows 8]."

"I don't even want to think about what happens if Windows 8 doesn't work out"

Microsoft smart watch would be 'snipe hunt' distraction from Windows 8 - Computerworld