We recently reported that Microsoft was going to pull the pin on their Microsoft Band 2 fitness band and focusing on their online Microsoft Health platform.
Reports are now surfacing that the Health platform is being renamed to Microsoft Band.
It’s not the first time Microsoft has re-purposed a name. They did the same with Surface, which is now used for their tablet computer platform after starting as a coffee table touchscreen platform.
Source: ZDNet – Microsoft rechristens its ‘Health’ fitness apps as ‘Band’
Microsoft Band 2 Review
Microsoft has taken the road less travelled with the Band 2. Unlike other smartwatches and fitness bands, The Band 2 distributes its smarts between the watch-face and the band.
It’s comfortable to wear, looks pretty good and has a great touchscreen interface.
With Fitbit being the market leader, at least in terms of sales, in fitness wearables, I’m comparing elements of the Band with some of Fitbit’s capability for context.