The new Microsoft Band is a new health and fitness tracker created by the company to enter in the new buzz for wearable technology, has a retail price $199. (Only for U.S at the moment and already out of stock).
This new Band It’s an interesting device. Has a 310 x 102 touch display with 132 background options to choose from to personalize the smart device, a 100mAh battery that MS says that lasts 48h (depending of usage), a microphone (for the Cortana’s integration) and 9 extra Sensors! Besides been dust and splash resistant.
The band can be use for sleep tracking, guided workout and step counter, plus as a handsfree device, wich as advertised will let you be more present in your daily activities with no need to look your phone.
One thing I want to clarify to our reader, because I seen it a common question, the heart monitor will not recorded every single minute of your day, why? BATTERY
This is how the heart monitor will work:
Exercise modes: Heart rate records every second.
Sleep tracking: 2 minutes on, 8 minutes off. Repeats throughout duration.
All other times: 1 minute on, 9 minutes off, and repeating the cycle.
Manual: You can force-check your heart rate at any time by tapping the Me Tile.
Something that I really love about some Microsoft products as I said before with the Sway app is that they do it universal, this means the band is compatible with Windows Phone, Android and IOS.
In the box you will find the usual stuff, the device itself, the magnetic charger and the instruction manual that noone reads but should.
Here’s the Ad the Microsoft Itself is using to promote te device.
I finding myself thinking of buying one. But what do you think? Will you do it? Let us know in the coments below! And stay tuned for more related Tech news!