Only last week,?Motorola?s Moto 360 and?Samsung?s Gear S2 smartwatches got a significant price cut on eBay. And now, the well-received Microsoft Band 2 has been massively discounted on Amazon. This price cut also hints at the possibility of the rumored Band 3 release.
Amazon has listed the mid-sized?Microsoft Band 2 for just $99.99, while the original price of this device used to be $249.99. With this deal, buyers can save $150. And, to top it off, the shipping is free.
This Band 2 variant can fit wrists of size 6.3 inches to 7.5 inches. It is one of the inexpensive gadgets available in the market to monitor heart rate, calories burnt, count steps and also to keep a tab on the quality of sleep. It also comes with a bunch of sensors like GPS, UV monitor and barometer.
Not to forget, Microsoft squeezed in a couple of new features for fitness freaks and sports enthusiasts in the band recently. This includes a hydration warning system, sun set notification and now, hikers using this device can check for the rate of ascent as well.
Furthermore, this gadget can track the trail of hike so that you don?t have to remember the route when you head to the same place the next time. Like other smartbands, this one also notifies the wearer of incoming calls, texts, emails, calendar updates and reminders, to name a few.
Speaking of compatibility, the Microsoft Band 2 can be paired with Windows Phone, iOS and Android smartphones. However, it goes without saying that, if you want Cortana, you have no other option but to use a Windows handset.
Moving on to the heavily-anticipated Microsoft Band 3, even though rumors and leaks are not abundant, last time we heard that this device will be introduced in October 2016. The price is expected to be the same as that of its predecessor.
Portal TOI says the Band 3 will flaunt a?waterproofed exterior. This time around, the heart rate monitor will apparently be advanced to show accurate results. An emergency medical tile can also be expected and the battery life is believed to be reflected directly on the display.