After a long wait the Microsoft Band is now finally available outside the U.S. as it officially goes on sale in the UK for £169.99.

Pre-orders have been live for a while but April 15 is the magic shipping day meaning eager British buyers should be seeing them on their doorsteps soon.

The expanded international availability comes alongside a recent sales expansion in the U.S., beginning to put to an end one of the big early frustrations with the product: availability.

If you didn't pre-order, the Microsoft Store and Currys PCWorld are two of the places you should be able to get one from. At this point we don't know what general availability is going to be like, but with a relatively lengthy build up hopefully Microsoft managed to get enough produced.

If you're waiting on receiving yours or you already got it, be sure to stop by the Windows Central Forums and join the discussion! And if you didn't already, grab the Microsoft Health app for Windows Phone at the link below.

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