Microsoft Band, the fitness tracker launched at $199

Microsoft has launched a wearable called the Microsoft Band. The device will allow the users to track  their fitness and exercise regime, marking the world’s largest software company’s debut into the wearable technology market.

Microsoft stated that the fitness tracker has sensor that monitor pulse rate, measure calorie burn and track sleep quality.

The device is priced at $199 and company said the device will be available in the United States in limited quantities from Thursday.

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Apple also unveiled its smartwatch in September that combines health and fitness tracking with communications and will go on sale in early 2015. The Apple Watch is priced at $349.

Samsung on the other hand revealed its Galaxy Gear smart watch in September 2013.

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Microsoft also launched a health app called “Microsoft Health” that includes a cloud service for users to store and combine health and fitness data.

Microsoft Health app will collect data from the fitness band and will work on iPhones and Android smartphones, as well as its own Windows Phone.


Vishal Kawadkar



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