The well-received Microsoft Band is now available at a significantly discounted price in the U.S. and U.K.
Microsoft Store specific to the U.S. has listed the Microsoft Band for just $79. With this offer, interested buyers can save $120.99. The original price used to be $199.99. To top it off, the store is offering free shipping and free return services. Although, this gear comes in small, medium and large sizes, only the “small” variant is in stock, at this point.
In the case of U.K., this gear can be availed for only 50 pounds (VAT included). This deal saves 120 pounds on the original price of 169.99 pounds. As of now, the U.K specific site says “out of stock.” However, readers are advised to check back time to time, in order to avail the heavily discounted gadget for holiday season.
As far as the specifications go, the Microsoft Band comes with a 1.4-inch TFT display and it is made of thermal plastic elastomer. This device weighs 2.12 oz (or 60 g) and it is 0.34-inch (or 8.7 mm) thick.
There is a continuous heart rate monitor, along with GPS, UV sensor, Gyrometer and activity tracker, which helps in keeping count of running, biking, among others. The icing on the cake, however, is the compatibility options. The device works not only with Windows Phone, but also supports Android and iOS platforms.
The Band comes equipped with 64 MB of internal storage space and it supports Bluetooth 4.0. Microsoft gives assurance for water resistance. To be specific, it has sweat- and splash-resistant exterior.
With 2 physical buttons on board, the Microsoft Band houses a 2 x 100 mAh rechargeable Lithium ion unit. The tech giant says, the housed cell is capable of providing 48 hours of normal usage battery life.