Thursday, October 30, 2014
Microsoft Announces Wearable Device Called Microsoft Band
Microsoft has announced Microsoft Band, a heath focused wearable device. In terms of health features, you can use Microsoft Band during workouts to track reps and calories burned. The device also features 24 hour heart rating monitoring and a sleep tracking option that will give you a detailed report when you wake up of how long you slept and your quality of rest. On the productivity side, Microsoft Band will give you email alerts and it can also sync with your calendar to give you a heads up about important events you don't want to miss. Microsoft Band will also display text messages when they come in, allowing you to quickly read them and reply with a simple, auto generated message if you want. The device also will show you who is calling. When to comes to battery life the Microsoft Band should last for 48 hours on a single charge, Microsoft says, though this depends on how often you use it and which apps you have enabled. The Microsoft Band must be paired with a smartphone for the initial setup, but after that, you can still access some of the fitness functionality without having a phone tied to the device. Microsoft Band is compatible with Microsoft's Windows Phones , as well as the iPhone and various Android phones. The device comes in three sizes: small, medium, and large. The Microsoft Band will coast $200 and is available today through Microsoft's website.