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Microsoft Band

from  $249.95+

    Microsoft Band

    from  $249.95+
    from  $249.95+
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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).

    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

    Reviews

    72
     
    Average Critic Score
    Critic Reviews 10
    90
     
    Average User Score
    User Reviews 1
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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

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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).

    Scores

    Engadget

    75
     

    User Reviews

    90
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