Powered by Microsoft Health, the Microsoft Band is a fitness tracker worn around the wrist that monitors everything from your heart rate to your calorie burn.
The Microsoft Band has been designed to work with all smartphones. Whether youâ€™re a disciple of the Windows Phone or not, the Band will sync with Android and iOS devices as well, so no need to worry if youâ€™re not a Microsoft dedicatee.
Tracking your heart rate, your steps taken, your calories burned and sleep patterns, the Microsoft Band tracks your daily physical activity and allows you to review your stats with a simple glance at your wrist.
With a smart technology that learns about you the more you use it, the Band becomes something akin to your very own micro(soft) personal trainer, guiding you to improved fitness and wellness and making suggestions for your future training plans and targets.
With a GPS Run Mapping system, you can map all of the routes that youâ€™ve run, cycled or hiked and save your most challenging or your preferred routes. Including email previews, calendar alerts, incoming call notifications and text messages, the tracker carries a 48 hour battery, as well as a 1 year limited warranty.
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“The Microsoft Band works with Android, iOS and Windows phones, tracks all-day heart rate, has an impressive set of smart notifications, has built-in GPS for runs and can download workout suggestions.”
“It has mediocre battery life; it’s not swim-friendly; Bluetooth syncing and pairing can be buggy; the Microsoft Health app isn’t that easy to use, and learned insights seem few and far between. Heart-rate accuracy seems to be a little inconsistent, too.”
“Microsoft Band is an ambitious first crack at a smart health wearable that throws in a ton of features and cross-platform support, but it’s just not as easy to use or as functional as it should be.”
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- 24 hour heart rate monitor
- Steps taken
- Distance covered
- Calories tracking
- Sleep tracking
- Built in GPS
- Guided workouts
- Bright display
- UV Monitor
- 48 hours battery life
- Smartphone alerts and notifications
- Compatibility with Microsoft Windows, iOS & Android devices
- Bluetooth 4.0 syncing between device & mobile