Microsoft has this week released a new update for its latest Microsoft Band 2 wrist worn wearable, which has added a number of new features including the ability to receive notifications and also control your music directly from your wrist.
The Microsoft Band 2 features eleven sensors including GPS, UV monitor, and barometer and is fitted with a colour AMOLED display that is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3.
The Microsoft Band 2 is now available to purchase priced $250 and is available directly from Microsoft retail stores and online from the official Microsoft store and supports iPhone, Android, or Windows Phones. Microsoft explains more :
Microsoft Band helps you live healthier and achieve more by tracking your heart rate, exercise, calorie burn, and sleep quality, and helps you be productive with email, text, and calendar alerts. Preview emails, get calendar and call alerts, receive text messages, and see social updates. Reply instantly to texts with a standard quick response or dictate a response using Cortana.
Be more active throughout your day. Your new Microsoft Band can now remind you to get up and move when you’ve been still for too long. You choose the time intervals and the days you want to be reminded. You can also set a period of time when you don’t want to receive reminders, like when you’re sleeping or driving.
Put your phone away and control your music directly from your new Microsoft Band. The full-color touchscreen displays the song title and lets you pause and play, skip forward and back, and turn the volume up and down. You’ll find the perfect tunes to get you in the holiday spirit this month with our new partner Spotify, but any music app you use on your phone connects to your new Microsoft Band through Bluetooth. Use your new Microsoft Band’s music controls any time, whether you’re working out or waiting for the bus.
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