Oh, yes. Microsoft is in on the wearbles race now: the Band, a $199 fitness tracker is their first shot in 2014. Sync apps exist for iOS, Android, and Windows Phone. Fitness tracking variables include tracking steps (thanks to built-in GPS, it’s phone independent), heartbeat, calories burned and sleep quality. It can also display notifications from your mobile device or take notes and set reminders with Cortana (not bad).
A little history: the Microsoft Band was designed by Quentin Morris (who also developed the Xbox One controller), so of course, it carries ten sensors onboard to measure things from heart rate to UV exposure and even stress levels, while lasting 48 hours on a single charge — in its best case scenario. Availability; $199 Thursday in its online and physical stores, to US customers only.
Via: Microsoft Band