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Microsoft discontinued sales of its Band 2 earlier this month, amid rumors that it's no longer developing a successor to that device. But if you really want a Band 2, you can still buy one.
Images of the Microsoft Band 3 have apparently leaked in a slide of purposed images. Amidst Microsoft ending sales of the Band 2, the stills show off what could have been a fairly capable device.
12 days after updating its Android and Windows apps to reflect the change, Microsoft has finally released a version of Microsoft Health for iOS that renames it to Microsoft Band.
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After recent rumors that Microsoft may not build a Band 3, the company has rebranded its Health app on Android and Windows as 'Microsoft Band' -without explanation - raising fresh questions.
Microsoft is expected to unveil its new Surface all-in-one, and a refreshed Surface Book and Pro 4, next month. But the Book 2, Pro 5, and Band 3 aren't likely to arrive until Spring 2017.
Microsoft is selling its Band 2 at its full price of $249.99. Why is that news? Because the company has sold it with 30% off that price, in near-endless 'special offers', for 107 of the last 135 days.
Microsoft has updated its Services Agreement with numerous changes to Skype, OneDrive and more. Gamers will now need to log in to Xbox Live at least once every five years to maintain their gamertags.
On a livestream, showing off some of Microsoft's design labs, Panos Panay may have inadvertently unveiled a brand new wearable from the company. It looks like it could be the Band 3.
After advertising similar discounts since March, Microsoft is once again offering a generous 30% discount on Band 2 in the United States, saving customers $75 off the full price.
Microsoft has announced details of its latest update for the Band 2, offering a new experience which it says is "perfect for tracking hikes, or even just a walk around the neighborhood."
After slashing 30% off the price of its Band 2 in March, and again in April, Microsoft is now offering the same deal yet again - just eight days after ending its last $75-off deal on the device.
Microsoft has dropped the price of its Band 2 wearable device in the UK by £50 to £149.99, in a deal that it's referring to as a 'special offer', despite being scheduled to last over two months.
Microsoft Band users will finally be able to compete with Facebook friends. Challenges and leaderboards are both part of the new feature set, which will be available through an update to Health.
Microsoft is expanding the capabilities of its health- and fitness-focused device with features such as distance tracking in guided workouts, sharing improvements, and a 'Tournament Mode for Golf'.
Microsoft has added a power-saving GPS feature to its Band 2, which it says will extend battery life by "up to four hours", along with new weight tracking functionality in the Microsoft Health app.
The Microsoft Band 2 is currently available with 15% off its regular price in the United Kingdom, bringing the cost of the health- and fitness-focused wearable device down by £30 to £169.99.
A Windows Store listing has been spotted for a mobile game known only as 'FYCPT' which requires a Microsoft Band, and includes directions to "rotate your wrist" to control the game's main character.
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Microsoft Store is offering the first-gen wearable device with £120 off its original price, including a free extra charging cable worth £16.99 - but stocks of the device are already running low there.
Photos have surfaced of 'Moonraker', the smartwatch that Nokia developed before Microsoft took over the company's devices and services business, ditching the Finnish wearable in favor of its own Band.
Microsoft's health- and fitness-focused wearable device went on sale in the UK a month ago, priced at £199.99, but you can now get it for £30 less - the same price as its predecessor.
Microsoft's Band 2 is priced almost 18% higher than its predecessor in the UK - but just over two weeks after it went on sale there, it's already available with a 5% discount on its regular price.
Microsoft has made notable strides with its newest Band fitness tracker, but some unexpected problems with tracking accuracy keep the device just short of excellence.
Microsoft's first-gen health- and fitness-focused wearable launched in the UK earlier this year for £169.99, but you can now buy it for only £49.99, with an extra USB charging cable, worth £16.99.
With the Band 2 now available, Microsoft and its retail partners continue to clear inventory of the first-gen health- and fitness-focused wearable, which is currently on sale in the UK for £54.99.
With the Band 2 now available, Microsoft and its retail partners continue to clear inventory of the first-gen health- and fitness-focused wearable, which is currently on sale in the US for $99.99.
Microsoft's second-generation Band wearable fitness device is giving me very different heart rate readings compared with the original when working out - but does that mean it's more or less accurate?
Mirroring similar discounts in the US, the first-gen Microsoft Band is now available in the UK for just £69.99 - that's £100 less than its original price - including a free ZAGG screen protector.
Microsoft's first-generation Band went on sale last year for $199, but with the recent launch of its successor, it's now available for far less - indeed, you can now buy it for under eighty bucks.
The hardware changes are what receives the most attention when discussing the Microsoft Band 2, but it's actually the improved interface that I'm probably most happy with.
Microsoft has shared details of its updated Band SDK, which includes support for new features and sensors in the Band 2, along with the full release of Web Tiles for both the new and older models.
Microsoft's second-gen health- and fitness-focused wearable device is now on sale in the United States priced at $249.99, and shipments are now heading out to those who pre-ordered it.
As celebration of Marty and Doc of Back to the Future Part 2's arrival today as a depiction of the future, Microsoft has an easter egg on its website, featuring products like the HoloLens and Xbox.
Custom workouts have finally made their way to the Microsoft Band. While the feature is a tremendous idea and decent start, Microsoft's execution leaves a bit to be desired.
After unveiling the Band 2 last week at an even higher price than its predecessor, Microsoft is now clearing stocks of its first-gen wearable device by selling it for half of its original price.
Microsoft unveiled five new high-end devices this week, and now it's time to pit them against each other to find which one our readers are looking forward to the most.
Microsoft Health has been given a massive overhaul, with new apps available for Android, iOS and Windows Phone. Perhaps more importantly, however, the service's dashboard got a lot more powerful.