M-sized Microsoft Band 2 on Amazon for $99.99

By: Costea Lestoc
2 minute read

The second-generation smart band developed by Microsoft which has received smartwatch features since its debut, was launched in October 2015. The wearable is sold in the US, UK, Canada and Australia (through the Sydney flagship store, JB Hi-Fi and Harvey Norman retailers, and from Microsoft’s online store) and it’s available in three sizes: large, medium and small. On Amazon, they range in price from $174.99 and $165 to $140, but customers from the US can buy the Microsoft Band 2 Medium size for only $99.99 directly from Amazon

The Microsoft Band 2 comes with a variety of features and is compatible with Windows, iOS and Android smartphones via Bluetooth 4.0. It includes an optical heart rate monitor, a microphone, GPS, gyroscope, barometer, three-axis accelerometer and other sensors for ambient light, galvanic skin response, UV, skin temperature, as well as a capacitive sensor.

Like its predecessor, it focuses mostly on activities related to fitness, but also provides smartwatch-like features. It can be used for tracking runs, biking, golf, sleep, and offers communication tools, like notifications for new emails, texts, missed calls, or calendar entries.

The Microsoft Band 2 has a full-color curved AMOLED display of 1.26 x 0.50 in (32 x 12.8 mm) that supports a resolution of 320 x 128 pixels. It is encased in metal and the strap is made of sleek silicone.

It’s powered by a li-polymer battery that lasts up to 48 hours on a single charge, is water and dust resistant, functions at temperatures between 14°F and 104°F (-10°C to 40°C), and at altitudes of -300m to +4877m. It’s powered by the same ARM Cortex M4 MCU processor and offers 64MB of internal storage, so there’s no difference in terms of performance compared to the original Band. Unfortunately, some users have reported that they encounter issues when pairing the wearable with smartphones running on Windows 10 Mobile.

RELATED STORIES TO CHECK OUT:

For various PC problems, we recommend this tool.

This software will repair common computer errors, protect you from file loss, malware, hardware failure and optimize your PC for maximum performance. Fix PC issues now in 3 easy steps:

  1. Download this PC Repair Tool rated "Excellent" on TrustPilot.com.
  2. Click “Start Scan” to find Windows issues that could be causing PC problems.
  3. Click “Repair All” to fix all issues with Patended Technologies (requires upgrade).

Next up

Best Windows 10 antivirus software to use in 2018

By: Radu Tyrsina
7 minute read

Update – 2018 will soon come to an end and we already have a guide on what is the best antivirus you should get in […]

Continue Reading

These features are out for good with Windows 10 version 1809

iamsovy@gmail.com' By: Sovan Mandal
2 minute read

Microsoft is all set to launch its next big update, Windows 10 version 1809 in October. While that should be a nice piece of news […]

Continue Reading

Windows 10 18H2 builds no longer receive new features

By: Matthew Adams
3 minute read

The Windows 10 October 2018 Update (otherwise 18H2) rollout might now be two to three weeks away. For the last few months, new build previews […]

Continue Reading

Discussions