Out of stock Microsoft Band could return Saturday to Microsoft's physical stores

Out of stock Microsoft Band could return Saturday to Microsoft's physical stores
Since late November, the Microsoft Band has been impossible to find. Microsoft's wearable fitness band has been a huge success, although there have been questions about how many units have actually been sold. Detractors say that the software giant produced a small number of bands, perhaps as few as 5000 units, making it easy to sell out. For its part, Microsoft says that it has sold more bands than that, but refuses to give a precise figure.

The Microsoft Band works with Windows Phone 8.1, Android (version 4.3 or newer), and iOS (7.1 and 8). With Windows Phone, the band integrates with personal assistant Cortana. The wearable features an optical heart rate monitor, accelerometer, GPS, and a sensor that monitors skin temperature. In addition, the Microsoft Band offers some of the same capabilities seen on smartwaches. Two 100mAh batteries allow the device to run for 48 hours before needing a recharge.

A leaked internal memo indicates that the Microsoft Band will return to brick and mortar Microsoft Stores on Saturday, January 3rd. The memo adds that consumers in Microsoft's database will receive an email, alerting them that the device will be back in stock this weekend. The stores will receive additional inventory of the wearable on Friday.


source: WindowsCentral

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6 Comments

1. sgodsell

Posts: 7383; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

The only way that band can get 48 hours is if its on, and you don't use it, don't use the display, no cortana (only if you have a WP).

2. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

I guess 'normal use' means...dont use it...not to mention reviewers getting 2 days of normal usage, like the one on the verge, geekwire, and others. But screw facts right?

4. TechKnowledge

Posts: 55; Member since: May 05, 2013

My Microsoft Band is paired with my Lumia 928. I get two days of use effortlessly. Cortana is also in use. Are you typing from experience???? Have you used the Band? It's an awesome device for the price.

3. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Hmm, what does this retail for?

5. Garmac

Posts: 21; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

Not sure how $200 (list price on Microsoft store right now) is a good price for this device... unless it was cheaper at some point...

6. Rorschach

Posts: 83; Member since: Apr 26, 2013

This is prob one of the best fitness devices out there.. waterproof would be an insta-buy for me

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