Microsoft is apparently going to release a new fitness tracker dubbed Band 2 at its October 6 event. This rumored successor to the Microsoft Band (first picture), has been designed a bit differently, but it’s still not sleek enough to warrant any mention of oomph.
The ‘upcoming’ Microsoft Band 2 seems to be sporting a curved display so it sits more comfortably against the user’s wrist. The truth it, Redmond shouldn’t really have sent its predecessor out into the market with that lame flat panel in the first place.
When it comes to the best looking fitness trackers with display screens, we’re biased in favor of the LG Lifeband Touch. But deep down inside, we’re secretly begging manufacturers to take us to the future. Give us semi-transparent bands that light up when prodded!
Coming back to the Microsoft Band 2, the second image courtesy MicrosoftInsider (via Windows Central) reveals that the sides of its face feature metallic accents. Apparently, the battery has also been moved to the underside of the display in the new version of this fitness tracker.
The band may stick to the same two-button arrangement of the original version, though one of its keys appears to be more roundish than longish. Unnamed sources have supposedly claimed it will be powered by none other than the Microsoft Windows 10 for the Internet of Things (IoT) platform.
Users should be able to pair the Microsoft Band 2 with Android, Windows Phone and iOS handsets. The usual components covering an optical heart rate monitor, UV sensor, GPS, accelerometer/gyrometer, mic, ambient light detector and Galvanic Skin Response (GSR) sensors as sure to show up inside.
Apart from the Microsoft Band 2, the company is also anticipated to unveil the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL smartphones as well as Surface Pro 4 tablet on October 6.