Microsoft presents ‘smart watch’ Band




Microsoft has its ‘smart watch’ Band presented. The device is a crossover between a smart watch and a fitness bracelet and works with Windows Phone, iOS and Android. The device is available in three sizes. Immediately

The Microsoft Band collaborates with Microsoft HealthVault, a new service from the software maker that allows users to their health and sports performance monitor. The Band has include GPS before, a heart rate monitor, thermometer to keep the temperature of the skin in the eye, gyroscope, light sensor and UV light meter.

In addition, the band has the functions of a smart watch, such as passing notifications of smartphones with iOS 7.1 and above, Android 4.3 and 4.4 and Windows Phone 8.1 Update. The battery must be in accordance with Microsoft last two days with the double 100mAh battery. Microsoft has its Band have made dust and splash proof, but users can not go there to swim: it is not waterproof.

The screen of the Band is a TFT-LCD with a diagonal of 1.4 “and a resolution of 320×106 pixels. Microsoft has its wearable equipped with an ARM Cortex-M4 CPU of unknown brand and type and an internal storage of size 64MB.

Users can Combined with a Windows Phone use include Cortana, on other platforms that function is not available. Microsoft HealthVault works the same on competing platforms iOS and Android.

The Band is the first step of Microsoft in the market for sports and health accessories. Apple enters 2015 with Apple Watch , while Google with Android Wear has created a platform that is already on the market. However, the band does most reminiscent of the Samsung Gear Fit accessory. Microsoft sells Band through its own site in three sizes for $ 199, converted 157 euros. The accessory is not yet published in the Dutch online store of Microsoft.


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