Cancelled Microsoft Band 3 prototype photos leak

Microsoft discontinued its Band 2 wearable and announced it had no immediate plans for a follow up. But now, purported photos of a Band 3 prototype were leaked by a company insider.

They show a familiar design while the user stated that the wearable is waterproof, tracks blood pressure with a built-in EKG, and includes radio frequency identification (RFID) support. The picture where the wearable's display is visible shows a swim tile, hinting towards its ability to track swimming sessions.

The insider also says that Microsoft has halted work on the Band devices, but the ideas it had developed for the wearables could be implemented in upcoming products. Alas, it doesn't look like we'll be seeing a follow-up to the discontinued Band 2 anytime soon.



1. threed61

Posts: 259; Member since: May 27, 2011

I really like the Band 2. Microsoft is like Google, if you like something they're gonna kill it for sure.

2. sgodsell

Posts: 7519; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Not really especially in this case. The band 1 and 2 had major problems with their physical bands. They would tear or break. Then you had to replace the whole unit. That to me is a major design flaw. Plus it was really only for fitness. It didn't have to many smart watch capabilities.

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