It’s official Microsoft joined the wearable arena with its Microsoft Band, the Microsoft Band is an all in one fitness band that can track you heart rate, calorie burn and as well as sleep quality, based on its specs it is packed with different sensors such as ambient light sensor, skin temperature sensor, UV sensor, capacitive sensor and galvanic skin response.
The Microsoft band also do have a heart rate sensor as well as a built in microphone for Cortana voice command, according its specs the Microsoft Band will be full charge in just 1.5 hours and will last for 48 hours in normal usage. So far it’s a good fitness band packed with fitness sensors that a health fanatic might want to have.
The good thing about the Microsoft Band is that it works with different platforms from Windows, Android to Apple iOS, it also has the same features with other smartwatches and smartband it has also email messages, calendar reminders, phone calls, Twitter and Facebook notifications, weather and stock information.
If you want to see the full specifications check out the details below:
- Band material : Thermal plastic elastomer with adjustable fit clasp
Size: 11mm x 33mm
Type: Capacitive 1.4″ TFT full color display
Resolution: 320 x 106 pixels
- Battery life : 48 hours of normal use; advanced functionality like GPS use will impact battery performance
- Average charge time
Full charge in less than 1.5 hours
- Battery type : Dual 100mAh rechargeable lithium-ion polymer batteries
- Operating temperature ranges
-10°C to 40°C (14°F to 104°F)
- Maximum operating altitude
1year limited warranty for manufacturing defects
- Microsoft Band estimates your steps, heart rate, and other data.
Optical heart rate sensor
Ambient light sensor
Skin temperature sensor
Galvanic skin response
- Additional technology
Haptic vibration motor
Bluetooth 4.0 (Low Energy)
- Supported mobile devices
Works with Windows Phone 8.1 update with Bluetooth, iOS 7.1 and later: iPhone 4S, 5, 5C, 5S, 6, 6 Plus and Android 4.3-4.4 phones, with Bluetooth.
- Charge cable connector
Magnetically-coupled connector to USB
- Water resistance
Dust- and splash-resistant