If you’re thinking about getting your hands on the Microsoft Band 2, there’s a piece of good news for you. The Microsoft Store has discounted the Band 2 by $50, bringing its price down to $199. However, you have to act fast as the promotion is for a limited time period and will end on February 20th.
— Microsoft Band (@microsoftband) February 7, 2016
The wearable is more of a fitness device than a smartwatch. It allows users to measure several health-related metrics on-the-go, such as heart rate monitoring and calorie counter. It also has notification alerts for emails, SMS, etc. and more. Microsoft recently added a few nifty features to the wearable device, including the ability to track the owner’s weight using the Health app, share workout with friends and the ability to create custom workouts.
If you’re unsure, you can check out the impressions of my colleague Oliver, and decide for yourself if it’s the right fit for you.