Microsoft: we've sold more Band wearables than people may think
There have been reports saying that Microsoft only had 5,000 Bands available at launch, that’s why stocks were quickly depleted. However, Microsoft today reached out to Windows Central to declare that, although it “does not comment on production volumes”, it “sold well beyond the numbers suggested to date.” Microsoft also says that it’s working to make more Bands available, both online (via the second source link below), and in Microsoft Stores across the US.
Costing $199.99, the Microsoft Band is a fitness tracker with some smartwatch capabilities. Its features include heart rate sensor, UV monitor, GPS, Bluetooth 4.0, Cortana integration (only when paired with Windows Phone handsets), and two 100 mAh batteries that can provide a usage time of up to 48 hours. The Band is compatible with Windows Phone, Android, and iOS devices. Microsoft has yet to announce if it’s going to launch it in other markets.