updated 5:56 PM MDT, Oct 13, 2017

Microsoft launches Band a wearable fitness tracker



Making its debut in the wearable technology market, Microsoft unveils a cloud-based health service gadget – Microsoft Band. It is available nationwide in USA via Microsoft Stores and online at MicrosoftStore.com for $199.
Making its debut in the wearable technology market, Microsoft unveils a cloud-based health service gadget –




Built-in GPS

The built-in GPS feature measures the distance one runs and tracks their pace and route.

Connectivity: Bluetooth 4.0 (Low Energy)


Advanced technology

The Band has more sensors than almost any other fitness tracking band.

Sensors: Optical heart rate sensor, 3-axis accelerometer/gyro, Gyrometer, GPS, Ambient light sensor, Skin temperature sensor, UV sensor, Capacitive sensor, Galvanic skin response and microphone




Calorie tracking

Microsoft Band counts the calories one burns each day. One can also view daily or weekly stats and set goals.

Battery Life: 48 hours of normal use. Advanced functionality like GPS use will impact battery performance
Email

The Microsoft Band also helps one monitor and preview email activity, so one doesn't have to pull out their phone in the middle of meetings.

Supported mobile devices: Works with Windows Phone 8.1 update with Bluetooth; Apple iOS 7.1 and later; iPhone 4S, 5, 5C, 5S, 6, 6 Plus and Android 4.3-4.4 phones, with Bluetooth

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