Microsoft seems to be slashing the price of the Microsoft Band 2 on a number of retailers by $50, and not just in its store. Early on Friday, December 18th, the fitness tracker was spotted for $199 at the Microsoft Store Holiday Super Sale, but Best Buy and Amazon are now offering the same deal.
According to the official Microsoft Band website the new offer is available from 12/18/2015 to 1/4/2016 while supplies last at participating retailers. Recently, Best Buy had a similar deal that only lasted a few hours, but now seeing that more retailers are offering the Microsoft Band 2 for $199 from its original price of $250, could signal that the company may be planning on keeping the fitness tracker on a more competitive price.
The Microsoft Band 2 was originally unveiled during the Windows 10 Devices event in New York City on October 26th. This is the second generation of the band that features an elegant curved touchscreen with the same sensors found in the original version, plus a new barometer to measure elevation in real-time, and tools to estimate VO2 max reading.
Like the original band, the new fitness tracker can track your heart rate, exercise, calorie burn, and sleep quality, and provides notifications for new emails, texts, and calendar alerts. In addition, a recent update rolled out to bring new music controls, activity reminders, and a new Exercise Tile.
Remember that is also a good idea to purchase a protection plan. Currently, the Microsoft Store is selling the“Microsoft Complete for Microsoft Band 2” protection plan for $39, and it’s a good investment that will cover your gadget for two years of accidental damage, including drops and spills. You can also get the new charging stand for $19.99 to charge your new fitness tracker on style.