Don't expect to see the Microsoft Band online again until early next year

Don't expect to see the Microsoft Band online again until early next year
The Microsoft Band hasn't been available online since late November. The hugely successful Microsoft fitness tracker is priced at $199.99 and comes with a heart rate sensor, integration with Cortana (when paired with a Windows Phone 8.1 handset), GPS, Bluetooth 4.0 and a pair of 100mAh batteries that provide 48 hours of battery life. The Band supports iOS, Android and Windows Phone and includes some smartwatch capabilities.

There had been some speculation that only 5000 units had been produced prior to the launch of the Microsoft Band, which would explain the quick sell out. Last month, the software giant denied that and said that it sold many more Bands "beyond the numbers suggested to date."

If you were hoping that Microsoft would replenish its inventory of the Microsoft Band in time for you to bestow it on someone as a holiday gift, you might as well stop wasting your energy. Microsoft's online store says that the fitness tracker won't be available online until early 2015. If you're still interested in the device, there is a link available where you can leave your email and be notified when the device is back in stock.

Those purchasing the Microsoft Band from the online Microsoft Store receive a $5 Starbucks gift card, and a two-week trial to Gold's Gym.


source: MicrosoftStore via WindowsCentral

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