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If you’re a fan of Microsoft fitness wearables, there’s some bad news in the air today. Microsoft announced that it is unceremoniously ending sales of the Band 2. The Redmond giant has already pulled listings for the wearable from its online store and even went so far as to remove the Band software development kit (SDK). If you’re hoping to score a bargain basement deal on a remaining inventory at stores like Best Buy and Amazon, you might not ever get the chance according to Microsoft insider Mary Jo Foley. “I've also heard anecdotally that Microsoft is removing remaining Band devices from its some, if not all, of its brick-and-mortar stores, but have not verified that myself,” reports Foley.... Read more...
Microsoft announced its second generation fitness wearable at a blockbuster event in early October that also saw the reveal of the Surface Pro 4 and the innovative Surface Book. While the Microsoft Band isn’t billed as a full-fledged smartwatch, it does come with a wealth of smart- and fitness-related features that are sure to please just about anyone that maintains an active lifestyle. The second generation Microsoft Band received its first major update on Friday, which adds music controls and activity reminders. With this update, any app that you use on your smartphone (Windows Phone, iOS and Android are supported) to playback music can be controlled using the Microsoft Band via Bluetooth.... Read more...