Summing all recent reports on Microsoft Band 2: leaked photos reveal sleek, rounded screen, but little is yet known on the functionality of the wrist band. Spanish website Microsoft Insider was the first to post the new pics of the gadget, ruining Microsoft’s launching event set for this October.
Microsoft has long revealed the launching date of their new fitness band, but the design was supposed to remain a secret. Spanish tech analysts ruined Microsoft’s plans and posted the first pictures of Microsoft Fitness Band 2 on Monday morning.
Judging from the looks of the images, the new fitness band will be somewhat narrower and sleeker than the previous model. There hasn’t been a complete detachment from the look of the first model as Microsoft chose to preserve some of the past features.
The screen is the most modified element of the band. Having a metal finish that makes it more robust, the screen has been slightly curved to give it a more modern and functional design. The fitness band appears to embrace the wearer’s wrist due to the rounded shape.
It is not yet clear why Microsoft chose to add side buttons to Band 2 at a time when most producers choose touch screen options. The only possible explanation is that Microsoft anticipated the problems that users will experience with the small screen. Indeed, as interesting as the curved design may appear, the screen is too small to display information.
The buttons on the side of the screen also offer increased precision, particularly during intense physical activities when wearers may not be able to press it correctly. No precise declarations have been released yet on the battery life of the new model, but we assume it has been slightly improved, too.
Microsoft takes pride in their new model of fitness bands, simply because they offer many more apps for physical activities. According to developers, this is the only band that offers elevation support for fervid practitioners of climbing activities. In addition, the band comes with Microsoft Health app displaying information on the heart rhythm and the pulse of the wearer.
Customers have not been very impressed with Microsoft’s new band. It is not so much the small screen that keeps them from buying the new fitness tracker, but rather the expensive price. The band is selling for at least $199 and it will be available in Europe, as well, not just in the USA.
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