Microsoft is rumored to be working on a successor model of the Microsoft Band fitness tracker that was released last year. The newer model, dubbed the Microsoft Band 2, is expected to get unleashed on Oct. 6.
By citing MicrosoftInsider.es as source, Windows Central has revealed leaked renders of the Microsoft Band 2. The report also claimed that the newly surfaced photos are legitimate.
According to the report, the new fitness tracker is codenamed as "Envoy." Compared to the predecessor model, it sports a better design. From the images, it can be clearly seen that the device features a curved display. The curved construction of the Band 2 will allow it to better fit the wrist of the user.
The front panel of the Microsoft Band 2 features metallic construction. While the battery of the device was placed on the side of the original version of the device, the battery is placed under the display of the Microsoft Band 2.
The new version will feature all the sensors such as heart rate monitor, accelerometer, GPS, microphone, ambient sensor, Galvanic Skin Response (GSR) and UV sensor that are available on the first generation device. Moreover, it will be able to measure the height of workouts.
Owners of smartphones running on Windows Phone, iOS and Apple can use the Health app from the Redmond giant to sync health data for exercise. It is also expected to feature sleep monitoring. Like the original model, the Band 2 will be featuring two buttons.
Microsoft Band 2 seems to be quite promising and a good upgrade over last year’s model. Microsoft is also heavily speculated to reveal the Lumia 950 and the Lumia 960 XL flagship smartphones. The Redmond giant is also expected to announce the Surface Pro 4 to replace last year’s Surface Pro 3 laptop-tablet hybrid.