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Microsoft Band was a smart band with smartwatch and activity tracker/fitness tracker features, created and developed by Microsoft.wikipedia
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Microsoft Band was a smart band with smartwatch and activity tracker/fitness tracker features, created and developed by Microsoft. Despite being designed as a fitness tracker, the Band has numerous smartwatch-like features, such as built in apps (called tiles) like Exercise, UV, Alarm & Timer, Calls, Messages, Calendar, Facebook, Weather and more.
On 29 October 2014, Microsoft announced the Microsoft Band, a smart fitness tracker and the company's first venture into wrist-worn devices since SPOT (Smart Personal Objects Technology) a decade earlier.

Cortana

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If paired with a device running Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1, Cortana is also available (where supported), although for some features it is still necessary to use the phone directly.
Cortana is a virtual assistant created by Microsoft for Windows 10, Windows 10 Mobile, Windows Phone 8.1, Invoke smart speaker, Microsoft Band, Surface Headphones, Xbox One, iOS, Android, Windows Mixed Reality, and Amazon Alexa.

Microsoft HealthVault

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The Band's battery can run for two days on a full charge, and the device partially relies on its companion app Microsoft Health, which is available for operating systems beginning with Windows Phone 8.1, Android 4.3+, and iOS 7.1+, if Bluetooth is enabled.
Additionally, in 2014, Microsoft introduced the Microsoft Band, a fitness band powered by the Microsoft Health service that supports the Microsoft HealthVault for aggregation and integration of various services, such as MyFitnessPal.

Microsoft Band 2

Microsoft Band 2
Announced on October 6, 2015, it succeeded the original Microsoft Band and was initially available in the United States, United Kingdom and Canada.

Microsoft Lumia

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This Update 1 is included with the Lumia Denim firmware for Microsoft Lumia phones.
In July 2015, it was announced that the head of Surface, Panos Panay, would head the new Microsoft devices unit, which would include the Microsoft Lumia as well as various other Microsoft hardware products such as the Band, HoloLens, and Xbox.

Activity tracker

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Microsoft Band was a smart band with smartwatch and activity tracker/fitness tracker features, created and developed by Microsoft. The Microsoft Band incorporated fitness tracking and health-oriented capabilities and integrated with Windows Phone, iOS, and Android smartphones through a Bluetooth connection.

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Microsoft Band was a smart band with smartwatch and activity tracker/fitness tracker features, created and developed by Microsoft.

Windows Phone

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The Microsoft Band incorporated fitness tracking and health-oriented capabilities and integrated with Windows Phone, iOS, and Android smartphones through a Bluetooth connection.

IOS

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The Band's battery can run for two days on a full charge, and the device partially relies on its companion app Microsoft Health, which is available for operating systems beginning with Windows Phone 8.1, Android 4.3+, and iOS 7.1+, if Bluetooth is enabled. The Microsoft Band incorporated fitness tracking and health-oriented capabilities and integrated with Windows Phone, iOS, and Android smartphones through a Bluetooth connection.

Android (operating system)

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The Band's battery can run for two days on a full charge, and the device partially relies on its companion app Microsoft Health, which is available for operating systems beginning with Windows Phone 8.1, Android 4.3+, and iOS 7.1+, if Bluetooth is enabled. The Microsoft Band incorporated fitness tracking and health-oriented capabilities and integrated with Windows Phone, iOS, and Android smartphones through a Bluetooth connection.

Bluetooth

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The Band's battery can run for two days on a full charge, and the device partially relies on its companion app Microsoft Health, which is available for operating systems beginning with Windows Phone 8.1, Android 4.3+, and iOS 7.1+, if Bluetooth is enabled. The Microsoft Band incorporated fitness tracking and health-oriented capabilities and integrated with Windows Phone, iOS, and Android smartphones through a Bluetooth connection.

Microsoft Store

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The Band was initially sold exclusively on the Microsoft Store's website and retail locations; due to its unexpected popularity, it sold out on the first day it was released and was in short supply over the 2014 holiday shopping season.

Christmas and holiday season

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The Band was initially sold exclusively on the Microsoft Store's website and retail locations; due to its unexpected popularity, it sold out on the first day it was released and was in short supply over the 2014 holiday shopping season.

Wear OS

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Production was ramped up in March 2015 to increase availability, several months after the release of Android Wear but ahead of the Apple Watch.

Apple Watch

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Production was ramped up in March 2015 to increase availability, several months after the release of Android Wear but ahead of the Apple Watch.

Amazon (company)

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Availability was expanded in the USA to include retailers Amazon, Best Buy, and Target.

Best Buy

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Availability was expanded in the USA to include retailers Amazon, Best Buy, and Target.

Target Corporation

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Availability was expanded in the USA to include retailers Amazon, Best Buy, and Target.

United Kingdom

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On April 15, 2015, the Microsoft Band was released in the UK priced at £169.99 and available for purchase through Microsoft Store, or from select partners.

Sensor

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The Microsoft band incorporates 10 sensors, though only eight are documented on Microsoft's product page:

Electric battery

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The Band's battery can run for two days on a full charge, and the device partially relies on its companion app Microsoft Health, which is available for operating systems beginning with Windows Phone 8.1, Android 4.3+, and iOS 7.1+, if Bluetooth is enabled.

Mobile app

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Despite being designed as a fitness tracker, the Band has numerous smartwatch-like features, such as built in apps (called tiles) like Exercise, UV, Alarm & Timer, Calls, Messages, Calendar, Facebook, Weather and more.

Metro (design language)

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Despite being designed as a fitness tracker, the Band has numerous smartwatch-like features, such as built in apps (called tiles) like Exercise, UV, Alarm & Timer, Calls, Messages, Calendar, Facebook, Weather and more.