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75 Engadget Score
A good product that falls short of greatness.
75

A good product that falls short of greatness.

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Engadget Review

Microsoft's first fitness tracker was a clunker, but the Band 2 is more refined, with a comfortable design and a thoughtful software platform that has gotten better over time. Even so, there are still some kinks Microsoft needs to work out, and the short battery life in particular might be a dealbreaker for some.

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Pros
  • Much-improved design
  • Microsoft Health is useful, thoughtful
  • Guided workouts are still great
  • Third-party app selectionis getting better
Cons
  • Battery life is still short
  • Interfacecan be a little obtuse
  • GPS can take ages to find you

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Specs

Key Specs

Type
Wearable / clip-on
Tracking metrics
Motion, Distance, Speed, Gps, Heart rate, Calories, Sleep
Display
Yes
Media playback controls
Yes
Type
Tracking metrics
Display
Media playback controls
Wearable / clip-on
Motion, Distance, Speed, Gps, Heart rate, Calories, Sleep
Yes
Yes

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75 Engadget Score
A good product that falls short of greatness.
75

A good product that falls short of greatness.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

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75
 

User Reviews

90
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