The Microsoft Band 2 is official announced, what you need to know

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The second generation smart bracelet Microsoft has been officially launched on the day. The new device would confirm the commitment of the software giant as a manufacturer of “werables” in a market in full expansion. This time with a much more mature product aimed at a much broader range of its big brother markets.

The new Microsoft mobile Band will be compatible with Windows Phone 8.1 Update, iPhone 4S, 5, 5C, 5S, 6, 6 Plus (iOS 8.1.2) and all Android devices running versions between 4.3 and 5.0, provided that including bluethooth

Design and features

At first glance the addition of a curved screen could translate into a significant ergonomic improvement, leaving the flat lines of the first generation. Sidebands that crossed the inner face of the bracelet have been removed, concentrating both components in the lower region below the closure. The use of metal in construction accessory provides a stamp of distinction to finish, this time with a much more elegant but probably more susceptible to unwanted scratches termination.
Comparison of design Microsoft Band


The material chosen to protect the curved screen has been the well-known Corning Gorilla Glass 3, an improvement that users will appreciate over the previous version. The band has 11 sensors to monitor activity including basic GPS, UV monitor, calorie counter and exercise barometer to measure made to climb stairs and mountaineering. Finally the guys from Redmond have added a new feature that allow you to calculate the maximum volume of oxygen, an exclusive feature of smart accessories on the market today.

Side view


Bracelet band has been made with TPSiV for maximum flexibility without compromising the durability of the structure. The screen uses an AMOLED panel 32mm x 12.8mm with a resolution of 320 x 128 pixels. As expected the battery is based on lithium polymer and can be fully recharged in 1.5 hours for up to 48 hours of battery life. Finally the manufacturer has ensured that the new Microsoft Band is waterproof, without specifying details of the depth limit.

  • Optical heart rate sensor
  • Gyroscope / accelerometer of three axes
  • Gyro
  • GPS
  • Ambient light sensor
  • Sensor skin temperature
  • Sensor Ultra Violet
  • Capacitive sensor
  • Galvanic skin response
  • Microphone
  • Barometer

Price and Availability

The Microsoft Band is available for pre-order today and the first units arrive starting October 30. Features such as support Cortana will initially be available only in English. The price of the device is $250 at launch and will feature a broad network of partners to capitalize the accessory including Lost and Uber find it.

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