The brand new Microsoft wearable fitness tracking product known as The Band has finally arrived to the UK, having been on sale in the US for a while already. It is now on sale for £169.99 and offers a variety of functions.
The Band comes with a total of 10 different sensors, GPS functionality, a 1.4 inch display and a battery that is said to last for 2 days.
Microsoft has also arranged a tie-in with Nuffield Health that gives users a number of targeted Guided Workouts on the wearable, as well as the Health app that goes with them. Apparently, this will arrive later, in a software update.
Different Sensors to Track Your Health
Among the sensors that are on it, there are ones to track the number of calories you burn, your heart rate and your stress level. This information can then be fed into the Health app, which works with iOS and Android operating systems as well as with Windows phones. The multi-platform support is an important feature of The Band.
As well as the health issues, this wearable also lets you get messages and phone alerts sent directly to it. It also features Cortana, which is Microsoft’s digital personal assistant.
In the US, it has received positive reviews for the long battery and also for being comfortable to wear. On the negative side of things, the fact that it isn’t waterproof and the relatively unexciting design have been criticised by some users and reviewers.
You can but it directly from the Microsoft Store as well as from Amazon and PC World.
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