If you thought that $250 was as little expensive to pay for a new Microsoft Band 2, then you will be happy to know that Best Buy is currently selling the fitness tracker for $200, which translates on a $50 discount, and there is also free shipping.
It’s unclear the reason for the online electronic retailer offering such significant discount with a product that is only a few months old. In addition, we don’t know for how long this offer will be available, as such you must hurry to take advantage of the offer.
As a reminder, the new fitness band from Microsoft was originally unveiled during the Windows 10 Devices event in New York City on October 26th. The second generation of the band 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 its predecessor, the Microsoft Band 2 can track your heart rate, exercise, calorie burn, and sleep quality, and provides notifications for new emails, texts, and calendar alerts.
Microsoft has also recently released a new firmware update that brings brand new music controls, activity reminders, and a new Exercise Tile to help you track duration, calorie burn, and heart rate for exercise you want to display in the tile.
Although, getting the new tracker for $200 will keep in your pocket an extra $50, you should consider putting the savings toward 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.
If you want to get the best experience, you can also opt to get the new charging stand for $19.99, which recently became available through the Microsoft Store.
Update, December 14, 2015: Best Buy has just rolled back the Microsoft Band 2 to $250.