Check out the rumored sequel to the Microsoft Band

Check out the rumored sequel to the Microsoft Band
We could see the Microsoft Band 2 introduced during the company's October 6th media event. According to a report published today out of Spain, the fitness band is code named "Envoy" and has a much nicer looking design than the original model. The Microsoft Band 2 brings a curved shape so that it can better fit your wrist. The front panel has a metallic build, and this time Microsoft has placed the battery underneath the display instead of on the side, where it is found on the first-generation wearable.

The new Microsoft Band 2 will reportedly be able to measure the height of your exercises (like going up and down the stairs) in addition to monitoring your heart rate, counting steps, computing the amount of burned calories, and more. The new wearable will continue to sync with Microsoft's health apps for iOS, Android and Windows Phone, allowing users to analyze their workouts and exercises to see how close to their goals they are getting. And the Microsoft Band 2 will continue to track how much restful sleep a user is getting each night.

If the Microsoft Band 2 is indeed unveiled on October 6th, we should soon hear much more about it at the media event, including the price and availability. We know that most of you are excited about the Microsoft Lumia 950 and Microsoft Lumia 950 XL, but if you are into wearables, you might want to make sure that you hear what Microsoft has to say about the sequel to its fitness band.

source: (translated) via WindowsCentral
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