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The tech giant announced the release of a smart band called Microsoft Band about a year ago. The gadget is created for people who want to be both productive and healthy. Microsoft Band’s stand-out features include heart rate monitoring, text and email notifications, as well as GPS tracking even without the use of a smartphone. Also, it supports Microsoft’s virtual assistant Cortana. Users will be able to chat with Cortana without having to take out their phone from their pocket or bag.
Microsoft’s smart band can work all day long on a single charge. The device is equipped with 10 different smart sensors. Through them, the Microsoft Band can track everything from the wearer’s calorie burn measurement, heart rate to advanced sleep quality tracking. In addition, the gadget will offer Guided Workouts.
Microsoft Band also comes with some extras which can make any of the rival wearables jealous. For instance, it has a smart UV monitor that can measure the UX Index in real time. Users will know when they should apply sunscreen. Also, the wearable gadget is equipped with a built-in GPS. It will track all the routes wearers have taken and enable them to save their favourite spots on the map. Last, but not least, the Microsoft Band supports personalization features. For instance, users can change their background and even to re-arrange their tiles.
The Microsoft Band is offered in three sizes (small, medium and large) and it weighs only 60g. It has an internal memory capacity of 64MB and it is both sweat- and splash-resistant.
Along with the wearable, Microsoft also introduced a new cloud-based service called Microsoft Health. According to the tech company, it will offer great insights to consumers by using fitness and health data. The service already available in the form of a free app for Windows Phone, Android and iOS devices.
Interestingly, the Microsoft Health app is compatible not only with the Microsoft Band, but with many other fitness and health wearable. Among them will be RunKeeper, UP by Jawbone, MyFitnessPal and MapMyFitness. According to Microsoft Corp., more brands and devices will soon be added to this list.