Microsoft Band’s first edition was loved by users for many reasons but not for its design and bulky size. Apart from the big size the Band was loved by many. Microsoft now seems improving its Band to make it perfect for users. The new name for Microsoft in the wearable market sets to be the Band 2. The Microsoft fitness tracker is made with a degree of smartness with many useful features.
The redesigned Band 2 announced at Microsoft’s keynote event is set to arrive on October 30. Users can make pre-orders right now as the event goes on. The price tag put on the Band 2 is $249 about $50 higher than the original Band. Getting it for $249 you can track your steps, sleep, calories burned and much more.
As we mentioned, the new Band is redesigned to fit users demand. Microsoft has changed many parts to incorporate a more ergonomic design concept. Its looks and protection has also been improved with Gorilla Glass 3. It not only protects the band 2 from scratches but also help improving display.
Many of the useful sensors are kept unchanged with some new sensors added. The heart-rate sensor, GPS, UV sensor and accelerometer all remain there on their older place. Additionally on this year’s Band 2 you will get Barometer. The sensor will measure your activities with elevation.
As we have experienced in many devices, Microsoft supports cross platforms. Also on the new Band 2 all three major operating systems are supported. It will be nice to experience expertise of iOS and Android alongside Windows.
Microsoft has also improved synchronization of fitness data. The health data syncs with not only Microsoft Health app but also to any third party app you use. Yet we don’t have details of its battery powers but hopes are high.