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 .


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 .


  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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