Microsoft Band 2 release date confusion ends: Curved Â display and major feature
Microsoft Band 2 is going to be showcased to the world on 6th October. Though till now there is no confirmation about it from Microsoft, there are enough indications that the Redmond company will launch the new wearable device during the 6th October event in New York City.
The first generation wearable from Redmond based company came with a few issues including a short battery life, but most other such products also suffer from similar issues. Microsoft later rectified the issue and the wearable went on to become a massive hit in the market not just in the USA but in other important markets particularly in the Europe.
The first generation wearable from Microsoft had come almost the same time last year and now when the second generation device is all set to be released, the world is expecting an exceptional product. This is because of the first generation Band proved itself to be an impressive product.
There are indications that the next generation or Microsoft Band 2 will be launched during the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 release event. While obviously Surface Pro 4 will be far more important product for both the company and its fans, Band 2 is increasingly being given good previews. We can gauge the fact that the new version is being readied to be launched. The first indication of its impending arrival is the fact that retailers are already slashing price of the first generation band. E-tailer Best Buy in the US has already offered a $50 cut from the original $200 (Â£131) pricing of Microsoft Band. The latest discount is applicable to all size variants of the wearable: small, medium and large.
The Band 2 will work equally well on smartphones coming from all the leading makers. The wearable device actually works very efficiently with all smartphones running on almost all the major operating systems. Microsoft Band could be used with iPhones, Androids, besides with Windows Phones. Analysts have praised the wearable for working very efficiently. Microsoft Band actually feeds detailed, useful activity and sleep data into the Microsoft Health mobile app. You can connect third-party apps, including RunKeeper, MyFitnessPal, MapMyFitness and Strava, to your Microsoft account and exchange fitness data.