Microsoft has just announced the Microsoft Band and Microsoft Health. The Microsoft Band is a fitness tracking wearable that goes on sale tomorrow for $199. You can pick it up on your local Microsoft Store or online at the Microsoft Store website. Microsoft Health is a new cloud-based service that runs the numbers from the data collected by the Microsoft Band.
The Microsoft Band has 10 sensors and is able to track things like heart rate, step and general movement. But some novel sensors give you the ability to measure UV exposure and a galvanic skin response measure to track stress. The fitness tracker will last 48 hours on a single charge. You can wear it all day and night to track sleep as well.
Microsoft Health not only collects the data from the Band for crunching, but is available on Windows Phone, Android and iOS as a companion app. This app allows you customize your Band. You can also use the app to view notifications on your wrist and interact with Cortana.
We'll get a hands-on with the Microsoft Band as soon as possible. It's a U.S. only device and you'll only be able to get it initially through the Microsoft Store.
Anyone picking one up tomorrow?
We may earn a commission for purchases using our links. Learn more.
Here's what we know about Second Extinction on Xbox and PC
Second Extinction is an upcoming first-person shooter from Systemic Reaction with a very simple and clear premise. Earth has been taken over by mutated dinosaurs. You have to destroy them. Here's everything we know about Second Extinction.
Tablets are better for Project xCloud game streaming, these are our faves
Mobile phone screens are a touch on the small side for capable Project xCloud streaming. Thankfully, there are many options on the market for larger tablets that can take your portable Xbox gaming to the next level.
Microsoft launches Edge for Linux preview in the Dev channel
After teasing its arrival for some time, Microsoft Edge for Linux is finally here. The Linux flavor of Microsoft's browser is now available to test in the Edge Dev channel, with a full release presumably planned in the coming months.
Set up a Surface Pro workstation with one of these external monitors
The Surface Pro is great on its own, but that doesn't mean you can't add one or two external monitors to it and create a sweet battlestation. Here are the best overall picks available now.