Microsoft Announces New Fitness Tracker, Band 2

By: Kelly Davis | October 9, 2015 (Edited July 7, 2017)

Microsoft Corp announced on Tuesday, October 6th, a new fitness tracker, Microsoft Band 2, that will run on Windows 10. Windows 10 is Microsoft's latest operating system. The new Microsoft Band allows users to track their activity at a whole new level and will be priced at $249. It isn't online or stores yet for purchase but will be available on October 30, 2015. You can, however, pre-order now!

Microsoft's first fitness tracker was released about a year ago and had some great features to truly help people live healthier. However, the Band 2, announced on Tuesday, has features that are unique and very exciting for fitness tracking device users. It obviously tracks basic calories burned, sleep duration, sleep quality, floors climbed, etc. But the new, exciting features include: a curved display, using Corning Gorilla glass 3, a barometer sensor to track elevation, the ability to reschedule missed workouts, a continuous optical heart rate monitor, and an onboard GPS. But, the best feature of all is its ability to measure your VO2 max. No other fitness trackers on the market right now have this feature.

Microsoft Health is available as a universal Windows app, enabling people to set wellness goals and receive actionable insights.

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