Microsoft Band is a new cloud-powered wearable fitness tracker
In addition to tracking fitness stats, Microsoft Band also offers guided workouts based on users’ wellness goals, maps running routes via GPS, displays email and calendar event previews and accepts voice commands for Cortana, the assistant service on Windows Phone 8.1 devices. Users can see how they’re doing during their workouts and check their messages on the slim full-color touchscreen, and can expect about 48 hours of battery life on a single charge.
News about Microsoft Band leaked just hours ago via mobile app stores where the Microsoft Health app launched a tad early. The device will go on sale on Thursday at Microsoft’s online and retail stores.