Microsoft released its Band yesterday and we got to spend a little bit of time with the device. The wearable, which is a hot commodity right now as it is already sold out online, comes in three different sizes and works with the top three mobile platforms.
In the box comes the Band and the charger along with the typical instruction manual. No big surprises here but once you pick the Band up, you can tell that it is a quality piece of equipment.
The build quality feels great, the materials are sturdy and the clasp has a reassuring 'click' to it that makes you feel like the device will not fall off your wrist. The band of the Band is firm but has a rubbery feel to it and the device wraps snugly around your wrist.
The battery charging connector is a bit larger than we would have expected but it does connect easily to the device with magnets. Seeing that the Band will run for 48 hours without needing to be recharged, you won't need this cable as often as you would think. Although, we still have to fully test the device to see if the battery life is as good as Microsoft claims.
The display is bright and the screen is responsive with our limited use and the device had no trouble pairing with the phone. The vibration is also firm and it can be adjusted to three different levels.
While we put the device to the test to write up our review, take a look at the gallery below and let us know if you have any questions in the comments.