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Microsoft Band 2

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.

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Top Features and Benefits

Live healthier
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.

Get fit
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.

Be productive
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.

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Advanced technology
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.

Specifications

Material Thermal plastic elastomer silicone vulcanate (TPSiV)
Display Size 32mm x 12.8mm
Display Type Curved AMOLED
Resolution 320×128 pixels
Battery 48 hours
Average Charge Time Full charge in less than 1.5 hours
Battery Type Li-polymer
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
Gyrometer
GPS
Ambient light sensor
Skin temperature sensor
UV sensor
Capacitive sensor
Galvanic skin response
Microphone
Barometer
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.

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