Microsoft Band 2 Grab Eyeballs with Sleek Design and Superior Features

By CIOReview | Thursday, October 8, 2015
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FREMONT, CA: Everyone wants a piece of the wearable market. Microsoft returns into this biting competition with feature enriched wearable device, Microsoft Band 2 with the outstanding curved screen, capped by Corning Gorilla Glass 3. This is a far better improvement from the previous design where the device was bulky, weirdly shaped and inconsistent; and failed miserably to meet the customer expectations. The device works equally well with iOS, Android and, of course, Microsoft Windows Phone devices.

The screen is scratch and water-resistant and has received IP68 certifications, emerging as an all-weather device. The device is available in three sizes - small, medium, and large with smooth, black and flexible band to accommodate any wrist. The clasp comes with two side buttons for finer size adjustment.

The device functions on a temperature range of -10° to 40°C and in an altitude ranging from -300m to +4877m. What makes it really outstanding is the  11 embedded sensors namely, Optical heart rate sensor, 3-axis accelerometer/gyro, Gyrometer, GPS, Ambient light sensor, Skin temperature sensor, UV sensor, Capacitive sensor, Galvanic skin response, Microphone and Barometer.

These sensors monitor every aspect of the workout and through the Microsoft Health app analyzes the already tracked heart rates, exercise, calorie burn, sleep quality and more. Barometer tracks the elevation; VO2 Max measures the oxygen consumption capacity in the body; automatic shot detection for golf players through GPS technology; Cortana for voice reminders and guidance for workouts.

Other apps like MyFitness Pal, Strava and MapMyRun are also supported on the device. The users can pay-on-the-go to Subway, Starbucks and more. Microsoft hopes to leverage Uber app within the device so that cab booking is made easy.