Announced the new Microsoft Band
Microsoft has officially unveiled a new version of its fitness bracelet, deciding to save him the name of the first generation Band. While the first model was a kind of experiment, the second version is the result of a more Mature project, but because the new Band will be sold in more markets.
As predicted by rumors, the smart bracelet has stylish design with metallic accents, a curved OLED display and Corning Gorilla glass 3. The company has also worked on ergonomics; in particular, the new bracelet is better adapted to the wrist, so wearing it is more convenient than the previous version.
New Band again offers a variety of sensors, including GPS and sensor ultraviolet radiation, and in addition to physical activity bracelet can now record the quality of sleep. Of the new you should also note the presence of the barometer, improved integration with Cortana, the intelligent notification system and voice guidance during workouts. Like last year’s model, all data collected by the bracelet is synced with the cloud and available on all devices ecosystem.
Among the more advanced features is the ability to detect the amount of oxygen (VO2Max), body used (with an accuracy of 1-2%) – a completely new feature for this type of devices.
The company guarantees compatibility with smartphones and tablets running Windows, iOS and Android. The device will go on sale on 30 October at a price of $ 249.