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Microsoft Band goes official. Full Features & Specs. Intro video. Online order link

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Microsoft has made its Smart Band official. The band is compatible with Windows Phone 8.1, Android and iOS devices. It is already available to buy online for $199, but Microsoft wants you first to be sure of your wrist height, as there are three sizes to chose from. You can check the sizing guide here.

Online order link

The Microsoft band comes with Cortana integration, if you use it with a smartphone running Windows Phone 8.1. It not only tracks your fitness information but also supports email, text, call, Facebook, Twitter, Calender, Weather notifications and more on its 1.4-inch display. You can read the full set of features and specifications below.

Intro video:

Full specs & features:

Activity tracking and goal setting:

  • Heart rate monitor

    24-hour heart rate monitor: Gives you a better understanding of your calorie burn, sleep patterns, and peak and resting heart rate so you can perform at your best.

  • Run

    Run: Whether you’re on the treadmill at the gym or outdoors in the rain or sun, you can view your run summary on your band with personalized metrics in the phone app including pace splits and heart rate.

  • Steps tracker

    Steps: Set a goal and track your progress. Microsoft Band calculates the calories you’ve burned and the distance you’ve traveled each day.

  • Built in GPS

    Built-in GPS: Measures the distance you’ve run and tracks your pace and route. Save your favorites to retrace your steps and challenge yourself later.

  • Calorie tracking

    Calorie tracking: Count the calories you burn each day. View daily or weekly stats, set goals, and receive a virtual “high-five” when you reach them.

  • Sleep tracking

    Sleep tracking: When activated, Microsoft Band tracks the length and quality of your sleep. Analyze the sleep charts in your app to gain insights about your slumber.

  • Guided workouts

    Guided Workouts: Fun and challenging workouts from fitness partners like Gold’s Gym, Shape, and Men’s Fitness with exercise prompts on the band and much more in the app.

  • Goal setting

    Goal setting: Challenge yourself by setting daily step and calorie goals. Microsoft Band notifies you when you meet them so that you can stay motivated.

  • UV monitor

    UV monitor: Get a quick read of the UV Index while you’re out and about.

Alerts and notifications:

  • http://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-band/text messaging

    Text Messaging: Get your text messages right on your wrist.

  • http://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-band/calls

    Calls: See incoming call and voicemail notifications on your band.

  • http://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-band/calendar

    Calendar: Microsoft Band stays in sync with the calendar on your phone, reminding you of important events throughout the day so you can be where you need to be.

  • http://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-band/email

    Email: Monitor and preview email activity right on your band, so you don’t have to pull out your phone in the middle of your lunch date.

  • http://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-band/smart notifications

    Smart notifications: Choose which alerts you get on your wrist. Change the notification settings on your phone and your Microsoft Band will match.

  • http://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-band/watch mode

    Watch mode: Turn on “Watch Mode” to always display today’s time and date without pressing any buttons.

  • http://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-band/facebook

    Facebook & Facebook Messenger: Stay up to date on Facebook without having to check your phone. Get the latest posts, comments, photo notifications, and personal messages on your band.

  • http://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-band/twitter

    Twitter: Tweets, mentions, retweets, messages, new followers. Set your preferences on your phone and see it all on your wrist.

  • http://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-band/cortana

    Cortana: If you’re using Windows Phone 8.1, you can take notes and set reminders with your voice using Cortana personal assistant.

  • http://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-band/weather

    Weather: Get real-time weather conditions and a 5-day forecast to plan your week.

  • http://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-band/finance

    Finance: Create a watch list for select stocks in your Microsoft Health app. View the latest ticker activity right on your wrist.

  • http://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-band/starbucks

    Starbucks: No need to reach for your wallet. Enjoy coffee on the go with your Starbucks card ready to scan at arm’s length.

  • http://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-band/timer and stopwatch

    Timer & Stopwatch: Time your laps or your entire workout with the stopwatch. Set alarms to wake up silently or remind you to go for a run.

  • http://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-band/not disturb mode

    Do-not-disturb mode: Tap the icon on your band to turn all notifications off.

  • http://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-band/personalization

    Personalization: With your choice of background designs and colors, let Microsoft Band reflect your personality.

  • http://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-band/display

    Display: The full color touch display is bright and easy to read, even in direct sunlight.

  • http://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-band/bluetooth 4.0

    Bluetooth 4.0: With Bluetooth 4.0, your data syncs to your phone in the background, so Microsoft Band is always up to date. You don’t have to log in to get the latest.

Fitness partners
  • Runkeeper

    Runkeeper: Got a RunKeeper account? Sync your Microsoft Band data with RunKeeper to get a more complete view of your active life with the apps you love.

  • Gold's gym

    Gold’s Gym: Get premium fitness content from Gold’s Gym right on your wrist. Set up and track your results in your app and follow workout prompts on your band.

  • MyFitnessPal

    MyFitnessPal: Microsoft Band syncs with MyFitnessPal to let you track your overall daily caloric intake and see how many of those calories you use.

Specifications:

  • Band material

    Thermal plastic elastomer with adjustable fit clasp

  • Display

    Size: 11mm x 33mm

    Type: Capacitive 1.4″ TFT full color display

    Resolution: 320 x 106 pixels

  • Battery life

    48 hours of normal use; advanced functionality like GPS use will impact battery performance

  • Average charge time

    Full charge in less than 1.5 hours

  • Battery type

    Dual 100mAh rechargeable lithium-ion polymer batteries

  • Operating temperature ranges

    -10°C to 40°C (14°F to 104°F)

  • Maximum operating altitude

    Approximately 12,000m

  • Warranty

    1year limited warranty for manufacturing defects

  • Microsoft Band estimates your steps, heart rate, and other data.

  • Sensors

    Optical heart rate sensor

    3-axis accelerometer/gyro

    Gyrometer

    GPS

    Ambient light sensor

    Skin temperature sensor

    UV sensor

    Capacitive sensor

    Galvanic skin response

    Microphone

  • Additional technology

    Microphone

    Haptic vibration motor

  • Connectivity

    Bluetooth 4.0 (Low Energy)

  • Supported mobile devices

    Works with Windows Phone 8.1 update with Bluetooth, iOS 7.1 and later: iPhone 4S, 5, 5C, 5S, 6, 6 Plus and Android 4.3-4.4 phones, with Bluetooth.

  • Charge cable connector

    Magnetically-coupled connector to USB

  • Water resistance

    Dust- and splash-resistant

Nayan

Nayan has more than 10 years of experience of covering Technology and innovations. He is a big Nokia fan and Tech disruptions aficionado. He loves to review new cool gadgets and writing about Windows, Gadgets and general Technology stuff.
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