- Lily Prasuethsut , TechRadar
The Microsoft Band 2 is better designed with more functionality than ever, making it one of the fitness trackers to have this year.
Size Medium fits wrists 6.4"-7.4" | Continuous heart rate monitor tracks your heart rate, calorie burn, and sleep quality | Works with Windows Phone, Android and iPhone* | Get email, text, calendar, and call alerts on the go | Tracking for running, biking, golf, and more
Size Medium fits wrists 6.4"-7.4" | Continuous heart rate monitor tracks your heart rate, calorie burn, and sleep quality | Works with Windows Phone, Android and iPhone* | Get email, text, calendar, and call alerts on the go | Tracking for running, biking, golf, and moreLess
|Size||12 x 12 cm (4.7 x 4.7 in)|
If taken on its features alone, the Microsoft Band 2 would be the smart band to beat, because it offers more than most of the competition out there.
The problem, however, is that the Band 2's design still isn't good enough. An activity tracker or smartwatch is a device you want to wear all day, but the Band 2 is just grating. Having to wear it at night after enduring a day is just a step beyond too.
Like the original device, the Band 2 has heaps of potential. Tweak the design to factor in comfort, trim the physical scale, and Microsoft could have a winning device. For... Full review
There’s a whole plethora of fitness trackers out there, some of which have all the same sensors that the Band is packing around the same $379 price. They also come in packages that look prettier and don’t slowly eat your wrist over the course of a day. In other words, you should probably buy one of those.
But while the hardware of the Band itself sucks, the Microsoft Health software is leaps and bounds ahead of the competition. It isn’t limited to Band users — you can already integrate with apps like RunKeeper and Strava, and that list keeps increasing. In... Full review
There are a ton of daily activity trackers, but none with as many sensors as the Microsoft Band 2. You can fully customize the tiles you have on your Band so that you can have it focused on running and workouts, smartwatch notifications, or miscellaneous apps like Starbucks, weather, and news.
The vast amount of data collected by the Microsoft Band 2 on the Microsoft Health website is incredible. With the ability to export that data as an Excel spreadsheet or CSV file, it's great to know the data is yours too.
I mostly spend my fitness time running outside, but know th... Full review
The Band 2 is an improvement over the original, then, but not a massive one. Despite tweaking the design of the original, issues such as the bulky strap return, albeit to a lesser extent. The curved screen is a genuine improvement, as is the premium metal finish, and battery life is finally long enough to get you through a working day when you’ve enabled GPS for the morning commute.
It’s primarily a fitness wearable, so while it has rudimentary smartwatch features, they aren’t up to the same standards as either the Apple Watch or Android Wear. However, it wipes... Full review
As with its predecessor the Microsoft Band 2 straddles the worlds of activity tracking and smart wearables rather well. It offers perhaps one of the most robust experiences compared to other fitness-centric devices like the Jawbone UP3 and Sony Smartband 2, but also adopts a focused take on the smartwatch.
The design is also a significant improvement over its predecessor’s, even if it still feels big and bulky – a symptom of its sensor-rich innards. We’re not all that surprised by the £199.99 price tag, which places it at the upper end of the activity trac... Full review
The Microsoft Band 2 is a marked improvement on its predecessor. It has a more intelligent design and wealth of new tracking features, thanks to the addition of a barometer sensor.
However, a few niggling issues remain. Its design still isn’t quite right, resulting in the Band 2 feeling uncomfortable to wear during certain exercise. Its application offering is also a little lacking compared to the Apple Watch and most competing Android Wear smartwatches – which limits its appeal to anyone outside of the Windows 10 Mobile or Windows Phone 8.1 ecosystem.
If i... Full review
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