The first attempt by one of the largest tech giants of entering into the tech wearable trend has so far been a success as the new Microsoft Band has been rivaling all of the top smartphones and fitness trackers on the market. The unique Microsoft Band smartwatch and fitness tracker in one has all the functionality of a fitness tracker, while giving you the same display options as a smartwatch.
Out of the box, the Microsoft Band smartwatch does many of the same things that any traditional smartwatch does. Interfacing with email, social media, and text messages on the large 1.4” display will appeal to some. The many options including fitness tracking includes GPS, heart rate monitoring, sleep tracking, calories burned, and much more makes the Microsoft Band fitness tracker one of the most feature rich.
Below, you will see all the Microsoft Band smartwatch specs, features, release date updates, and more.
Microsoft Band Smartwatch Specs
Below are all the official Microsoft Band specs:
- 4” TFT full color display with a screen resolution of 320 x 106
- Compatible with Windows Phones 8.1 or higher and Android operating systems 4.3 or higher
- 100 mAh lithium ion battery
- 11 mm x 33 mm
Microsoft Band Smartwatch Features
Below are all the official Microsoft Band features:
- Sensors including; optical HR sensor, gyrometer, GPS, ambient light, UV light, skin temperature, capacitative
- Bluetooth 4.0
- Dust and splash resistant
Microsoft Band Smartwatch Release Date and Price
Currently, the Microsoft Band smartwatch release date has already occurred in the US, with future plans of releasing it in other countries. There has been no official announcement of when and where other worldwide consumers will see the Microsoft Band smartwatch, but rumors suggest many larger countries in Europe and the UK will be up next.
US consumers can pick up the Microsoft Band for only $199. The price is comparable, and in many aspects is much cheaper than other top smartwatches and fitness trackers, and is one of the most feature rich.