One year after making its entrance into the fitness band market, Microsoft today unveiled its newest wearable.
The new Microsoft Band is the follow-up to last year’s Band, but it has a similar focus on fitness and activity tracking. The new Microsoft Band offers sleep and calorie tracking, a GPS, UV monitoring, and even a new barometer that’ll track your elevation changes in real-time.
The new Band also features a new, more ergonomic design. The entire unit is curved, including its display, which is covered in Gorilla Glass 3 for durability and scratch resistance. The updated design looks quite a bit more comfortable than the original Microsoft Band, which was a bit bulky and was uncomfortable for some folks to wear. Complete with the curved display, barometer, and other improvements, the new Microsoft Band looks like a solid update to the original Band.
Microsoft's new Band will be available for pre-order staring today, October 6, at a price of $249. It'll launch on October 30.