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Microsoft Band

Microsoft band is a wristband connected to touchscreen rectangular announced on 29 October 2014.

This is the first device powered by Microsoft Health , the new health service Microsoft . It is marketed in the United States since October 30, 2014 for $ 199 1 .

Features

The bracelet incorporates ten sensors to give continuous heart rate, number of steps, number of calories burned, information on sleep, stress level, skin temperature, ambient brightness, Intensity of ultraviolet rays 1 .

Many applications are pre-installed to answer SMS , make calls, view appointments, weather, stock quotes, time a performance, start a countdown, receive e-mails, Facebook and Twitter notifications . The bracelet also allows you to pay in Starbucks stores 2 .

The use of Microsoft Band with a Windows Phone allows to interact with Cortana , the personal assistant present in the operating system of the company of Redmond , thanks to the integrated microphone 3 .

The battery can be used for two full days when fully charged.

The device synchronizes through the Microsoft Health application available on Windows Phone , Android , and iOS . It connects to a smartphone using the Bluetooth system but can operate standalone and then be synchronized with a PC running Windows or a Mac .

Microsoft Band 2

Announced on , The Microsoft Band 2 is the second generation of the connected bracelet. Like the first generation, it includes an optical heart rate monitor , a 3-axis accelerometer , a gyrometer , a GPS , a microphone , a photodetector , body response sensors, an ultraviolet sensor , a skin thermometer and a motion sensor Capacitive ; It also includes a new sensor: the barometer , allowing to measure the altitude. Cortana is directly integrated into the bracelet.

The bracelet will be marketed from The United States , Canada and the United Kingdom for a price of $ 250 .

References

  1. a and b ( in ) Sam Sabri, ” Microsoft annonce officiellement fitness tracker and health services [ archive ] on Windows Central ,
  2. ↑ ( in ) Mark Guim, ” You can pay for coffee at Starbucks with the Microsoft Band [ archive ] on Windows Central ,
  3. ↑ ( in ) John Callaham, ” Joe Belfiore: Windows Phone team Worked to add to Microsoft Cortana Band [ archive ] on Windows Central ,

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