Microsoft today announced the second-generation Band 2, the latest fitness wearable designed to help you live healthier and achieve more. The new Microsoft Band 2 features a new curved display, making it even more comfortable to wear, and Cortana enables you to reply to texts or set reminders with the touch of a button. Alongside a continuous optical heart rate monitor and onboard GPS, the smart band still tracks calories burned, deep exercise and sleep quality — and now records floors climbed — all while maintaining up to two-day battery life. Microsoft Health is available as a universal Windows app, a dedicated app for iOS and Android devices, and via a Web Dashboard, all enabling people to set wellness goals and receive actionable insights.
Top Features and Benefits
Microsoft Band 2 and Microsoft Health help you live healthier by tracking your heart rate, exercise, calorie burn and sleep quality. Microsoft Health is available as a universal Windows app, a dedicated app for iOS and Android devices, and via a Web Dashboard, enabling people to set wellness goals and receive actionable insights.
Reach your fitness goals with Guided Workouts and custom tracking whether running, biking or golfing. Your perfect workout companion, Microsoft Band 2 not only tracks speed and distance with a built-in GPS but even elevation gains with its built-in barometer.
Stay connected at a glance with the notifications that matter most to you right on your wrist. Easily check email previews, calendar alerts, calls or text messages, and view social updates. Stay organized with personal reminders you can set with your voice using Cortana.
Microsoft Band 2’s curved screen makes it comfortable to wear. The vibrant, full-color AMOLED display is bright and easy to read, and is protected with durable Corning Gorilla Glass 3. Its 11 advanced sensors track your daily activity, exercise and sleep quality. And with built-in GPS, you aren’t tethered to a phone to track your data — it’s stored in the device itself then uploaded to Microsoft Health once Bluetooth® kicks in.
Price and Availability
Starting at $249, Microsoft Band 2 is available for preorder in select markets Oct. 6, then for purchase in the United States on October 30, 2015 with additional markets to follow.
|Material||Thermal plastic elastomer silicone vulcanate (TPSiV)|
|Display Size||32mm x 12.8mm|
|Display Type||Curved AMOLED|
|Average Charge Time||Full charge in less than 1.5 hours|
|Operating Temperature Ranges||-10°C to 40°C (14°F to 104°F)|
|Maximum Operating Altitude||-300m to +4877m|
|Sensors||Optical heart rate sensor 3-axis accelerometer
Ambient light sensor
Skin temperature sensor
Galvanic skin response
|Additional Technology||Haptic vibration motor|
|Connectivity||Bluetooth 4.0 LE|
|Supported mobile devices||Windows Phone 8.1 update or greater
iPhone 5, 5C, 5S, 6, 6 Plus with iOS 8.1.2 or greater
Android 4.4 or later phones with Bluetooth
|Charge Cable Connector||Custom charge cable|
|Water Resistance||For water-resistance details and limitations, see http://microsoft.com/band/waterresistance.|