October 30, 2015 6:00 am

The new Microsoft Band: available today

By / Senior Communications Manager, Microsoft Band and Health

The new Microsoft Band

Since the introduction of the original Microsoft Band last October, we’ve been working hard to build a platform that helps customers achieve their health and fitness goals in an easy and understandable way – all while still staying on top of day-to-day life and work.

We built off the success of our first device with great feedback and support from our customers, to deliver the sleek, more comfortable new Microsoft Band, available beginning today in the U.S.!

You can get a new Microsoft Band at Microsoft Stores, online at microsoftstores.com as well as retailers including Amazon, Best Buy, Dell.com, Dick’s Sporting Goods*, Sports Authority*, Taylormadegolf.com and Target.com. Thurott.com, Windows Central and Slash Gear are already recommending the new Microsoft Band for users of all fitness levels – and we can’t wait to see the response from our fans.

From a beautiful curved display to an improved Microsoft Health dashboard, the new Microsoft Band enables you to live healthier and achieve more.

A female biking on a road.

Live Healthier

The new Microsoft Band goes beyond standard fitness wearable capabilities, allowing you to track your heart rate, exercise, calories burned and sleep quality.

The Microsoft Band now features an eleventh sensor, a barometer, to measure elevation gain and loss with even more precision. Great for hiking, biking or even floors climbed. Plus, built-in GPS stores your data right on your wrist, so you have the option of leaving your mobile device at home while you hit the trail or the road. Once you have synced your new Microsoft Band with Microsoft Health, you can analyze your data anywhere you go with the Windows 10 Universal App. And, the new Microsoft Band is cross-platform compatible, allowing you to use your iOS, Android or Windows devices.

We are delivering on our promise to bring first party nutrition to Microsoft Health and Microsoft Band with our brand new partner, Lose It! This comprehensive and personal weight-loss experience can help you lose weight by getting to know your goals and the nutrition and exercise you need to reach them. At a glance, you’ll see your progress through your daily calorie budget and how many more steps you need before you start racking up bonus calories. More to come on that, soon.

Whether you’re out for a run or out for a ride, you can track your trends and understand even more about your fitness as you progress. The Microsoft Band provides your VO2 max tracking right on your wrist, giving you an indication of your true fitness level, and a helpful indicator of how that 12-week Guided Workout Half-Marathon is adding up to help you become a more efficient runner.

Achieve More

But, you wouldn’t even be hitting the gym, the road or the trail without a little help from your personal assistant; and that’s where the new Microsoft Band helps you stay on top of it all.

The new, curved Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3 display provides notifications directly to your wrist so you can stay up-to-date with customizable call alerts, email, calendar, texts and social updates. With a Windows Phone running Windows 8.1 or later, you can also use Cortana straight from your wrist to reply to texts, set reminders, or schedule a meeting for the next day.

The Microsoft Band is available for purchase in the U.S. at microsoftstore.com, more than 110 Microsoft stores and select partner retailers. Buy your new Microsoft Band now at www.microsoftstore.com.

We can’t wait for you to try the new Microsoft Band. We’re ready to be a big part of your health story, whatever it is, and wherever you are on your journey.

*Available at select stores and online.