Microsoft Corporation has just announced that starting on November the 30th, it will release its new concept of fitness and sleep mobile tracker named Band 2. The tech giant assured us that users will see a great improvements in the new device’s functionality. So what is this hype on running and Microsoft Band 2?
Basically, Microsoft Band 2, much like its predecessor, Band 1, is not only a fitness and sleep tracker. It has a whole lot of other features included in the little plastic casing. For example, apart from tracking your daily exercising routine, you can use the watch to display, in real-time, using GPS technology, your route. Use it to share results among your friends, generate statistical overviews of your work-out and see how you progressed over the time.
Also, this little gizmo packs a lot more cool features. You can use it to check your email account, respond to mails, listen to music and browse the internet. Microsoft even upgraded it to work with the new Cortana feature, previously available only for Windows 8.1 smart phones.
Sleek and responsive keyboard, very light and thin, Band 2 seems to be the best choice for an athlete or for any active person. A whole computer, resting softly on your wrists. It can help you quite a bit in cutting down the response time. With this cool new gadget, you can put your bulky phone aside.
So, it seems quite shiny and impressive, but does it have any downsides? It seems that quite a lot. Although Microsoft advertised that the watch’s battery depletes in 48 hours, users found out that you run out of battery sooner than anticipated. On running and Microsoft Band 2 quickly turns into just running.
Also, a lot of the said that the overall design is very bulky and upon recording your heart rate, the device gives inconsistent reading. Even the email service took quite of a beating because users report that they are sometime unable to synchronize their mailboxes. Even though the device is labeled to be “waterproof”, it’s not even water-resistant.
And the most ruled out objection against buying a Microsoft Band 2 seems to be the overall price of $250. While not without flaws, Band 2 seems to be more appreciated then his predecessor, Band 1.
So, if you are a person who likes running or just one who has trouble sleeping and you are in need of a compact device, Band 2 is the solution for you.
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