For all the potential of the original Microsoft Band, it did not have many takers. However, the second version, Microsoft Band 2 is sleeker, smarter and holds a lot of promise for users.
The major problem with the original Band was that the design was just not comfortable. Band 2 goes a long way in resolving that issue with a curved Corning Gorilla Glass 3 display and flexible sides. The material used looks more premium with high-grade metal, combined with rubber and glass. The battery life lasts for up to 2 days of use.
Band 2 has a total of 11 sensors including sensors for heart rate, motion, location, light, galvanic skin response, V02 max and skin temperature. It is Cortana integrated, runs on Windows 10 and has support for several third party apps. All in all, the Band 2 seems set to win and has all possibility of doing better than its predecessor.
The Microsoft Band 2 will launch on October 30th and is currently available for preorder.