Microsoft is one of the most popular tech companies in the world known mostly for its operating system ‘windows‘ and acquisition of the mobile making company called Nokia. Microsoft recently came up with a handy fitness device called Microsoft Band. With most of the companies in the race of developing the wrist bands like Samsung, Apple, LG and Sony, Microsoft introduced a band with more features to stay ahead in the race.
If we look at the design of the Microsoft Band, it is really not up to the mark. It is a bit uncomfortable and bulky if we compare it to the bands from other fitness bands like Jawbone UP24 or Runtastic Orbit. The width of the band including the bezel is about 2 inches while the width of the screen is only about 1.2 inches. The band is designed to wear anywhere and everywhere either under the sleeve or on the sleeve as it comes with a smooth curve skeleton structure. Microsoft is releasing the Microsoft Band in 3 different sizes of small, medium and large along with a sliding clasp that helps you adjust the band to fit around your wrist.
One of the best features of the band is the heart rate counter. The device comes with a spectroscopic heart rate sensors that is found in most of the android based wrist bands. Other devices do not show the exact heart rate count as they make a spot check of your heart rate and display it. But in Microsoft’s case, the band provides you more accurate heart rate count. The band also helps you track your heart rate during your daily workouts. The Microsoft Band has a really simple and easy to use user interface that allows a complete new user to learn it by themselves.
The band has a GPS tracking system and the workout route tracking are really good in this system. The report generation from the band are really good and easy to understand. The band allows users to track their daily workout, their weekly workout and even the monthly workout. It represents all these tracking in a graphical representation so that users can have a clean sheet of their whole workout and a complete progress report of gained or loosed weight during the process. The band is also compatible with windows devices, android devices and as well as iOS devices. That’s not all, the band comes with email previews and calender alerts.
Even with so many features, the Microsoft Band has a battery backup of 48 hours in a single charge. The only problem is that the project is still in a beta version but don’t worry as the product is really good and future updates will fix the bugs. The cost of the Microsoft Band is also really cool. It costs only $199 for you to get this multiple tasking band on your hand.