Meet Microsoft's new fitness tracker, Band 2

Microsoft Corp unveiled on Tuesday a new version of its wearable fitness tracker, Microsoft Band, that will run on Windows 10, its latest operating system.
The new Microsoft Band, which allows users to monitor their fitness and exercise regime, will be priced at $249 when it becomes available on October 30.

Unlike its predecessor, Microsoft's entry product in the wearable technology market a year ago, the new Band has a curved display, which uses the Corning Gorilla glass 3, and has a barometer sensor to track elevation.

Other key changes include Cortana's ability to reschedule missed workouts. Alongside a continuous optical heart rate monitor and onboard GPS, the smart band will track calories burned, deep exercise and sleep quality, records floors climbed -— all while maintaining up to two-day battery life.
Microsoft Health is available as a universal Windows app, a dedicated app for iOS and Android devices, and via web Dashboard, all enabling people to set wellness goals and receive actionable insights.

Windows 10, launched in July, is part of Microsoft's push to win a bigger share of the market for tablets and smartphones, now dominated by Apple Inc and South Korea's Samsung Electronics Co Ltd.

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