Microsoft has started off Windows 10 devices launch event. This is no surprise though as previous reports had hinted that the Redmond giant will be bringing their fitness band along to their event in San Francisco.
Dubbed the Microsoft Band 2, the 2nd generation fitness band from the company come with a curved OLED display which is protected by a Corning Gorilla 3. The Band 2 comes with built in GPS and UV Monitor. It can helps users with guided workouts, sleep tracking and calorie tracking.
Microsoft has worked hard to deeply integrate Cortana into the Microsoft Band 2. In fact, Cortana will also be guiding you to reschedule your workout at a later time, if you happen to miss it.
As the Microsoft official rightly pointed out, the presence of a barometer gives the Microsoft Band 2 a decisive edge in workouts like mountain biking.
Additionally, Microsoft has also worked on their Fitness App. The App comes with an intuitive feature dubbed the VO2 Max, which basically gives a measure of active Oxygen that an athlete can use.
In case you are someone who loves to play golf, then Microsoft has you covered. The fitness tracker can detect whether you are just putting, doing practice swings or just smashing the ball down the hole.
Microsoft Band 2 works across all three platforms that is iOS, Android and Windows. The Band is now available for preorder at a price of $249. However, the Microsoft Band 2 would start shipping from 30th October.