The new Microsoft Band 2 price has been slashed in the U.K. by 10 pounds. Amazon UK is now offering the gadget for 189.99 pounds, while the original price used to be 199.99 pounds.
Microsoft launched the Band 2 only a few weeks back in the U.K. and hence, this modest price cut has surprised customers out there. While Amazon has cut the price, retailers like Currys are offering the device at the original price of 199.99 pounds, GSM Arena reported.
When it comes to the U.S., the device was made available for purchase in October. As of today, Amazon U.S. site has not listed any discounts. Therefore, the Microsoft Band 2 will set the buyers back by $249.99 via Amazon, Microsoft Store, Target and Best Buy.
However, the predecessor Microsoft Band is now available at a massively discounted price of $119.48 in the U.S. The original retail price is $199.99. This means, buyers can get a discount of $80.51, which is a whopping 40 percent.
The Microsoft Band 2 comes in three sizes: small, medium and large. Key features include continuous heart rate monitoring, a slew of notification alerts, along with umpteen sensors to keep track of an assortment of activities. This includes running, biking, weightlifting, exercising and rowing, GSM Arena reported.
Speaking of specifications, the Microsoft Band 2 comes with a 320 x 128 pixels AMOLED screen with Corning’s Gorilla Glass 3 protection. The housed lithium-polymer battery cell is reportedly capable of giving up to 48 hours of charge and it requires less than 1 hour and 30 minutes of charging to hit 100 percent, Tech Radar reported. The device is compatible with Windows Phone, Android and iOS.