The Microsoft Band 2 has been on sale for quite a while. Reports have indicated that this is due to no room for the Microsoft Band 3 in the company.
Microsoft has recently been in the news as reports say that there will be no successor for the Microsoft Band 2. The tech giant apparently has their hands full to fix the current Microsoft Band 2 to even start focusing on the Band 3. The quality issues that Microsoft face due to the Band 2 may have led to the group of individuals working to have the Band run on Windows 10 to disband.
End of Microsoft Band Line?
According to Mary Jo Foley of ZDNet, her contacts at Microsoft have said that there are currently no plans of releasing a new fitness device. However, it should be noted that there is nothing to expect, at least in the year 2016.
Wearables are now becoming popular with the entrance of the Apple Watch 1 and the all new Apple Watch Series 2. Samsung also has Samsung Gear for their line of wearables. However, the not so known Microsoft Band has also made an impact in the market. However, it has been plagued with issues as the skin of the Band 2 constantly has rips. Therefore, buyers have been sending back the Bands, and it will get replaced. The wearable is currently available at a discounted price over at the Microsoft Store and Best Buy. It originally retailed for $250, but it now costs $174.99 until October 16.
Besides the issues and group of individuals disbanding, Foley also mentioned that it seems Microsoft is standing by their Microsoft Band 2 wearable. According to Foley, a Microsoft spokesperson says, ?We continue to invest and innovate in the Microsoft Health platform, which is open to all hardware and apps partners across Windows, iOS, and Android devices. We also continue to sell Microsoft Band 2 and remain deeply committed to supporting our customers and exploring the wearables space.”
Although the spokesperson does not say that there may not be a future for the Microsoft Band lineup, it still evident that there will not be one in the near future.
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