Microsoft Band 2

Manufactured by Microsoft

4.5/5
star star star star star_border
checkthe good
  • Lightweight design
  • accurate sensors
  • good battery life
close the bad
  • No waterproof capabilities

Compare prices

warning

Darn it! We don't have what you were looking for.

Similar recommendations

- We're sure you'll like what's below.
Shops
Product Details
Availability
Shipping
Price
info_outline
Product and pricing data are sourced from third parties for informational purposes only. We strive to provide correct information, but are not responsible for inaccuracies. Should you find any errors, please help us by reporting it here.
Garmin vívoactive 4, GPS Smartwatch, Silver with Gray Band
Garmin vívoactive 4, GPS Smartwatch, Silver with Gray Band

Garmin vívoactive 4, GPS Smartwatch, Silver with Gray Band

In Stock

$349.99

Garmin

SAMSUNG R365N GEAR FIT2 PRO FITNESS WATCH SM -RED
SAMSUNG R365N GEAR FIT2 PRO FITNESS WATCH SM -RED

SAMSUNG R365N GEAR FIT2 PRO FITNESS WATCH SM -RED

See Site

$179.99

Factory Direct

Fitbit Charge 2 Fitness Tracker - Teal Large
Fitbit Charge 2 Fitness Tracker - Teal Large

Fitbit Charge 2 Fitness Tracker - Teal Large

In Stock

$129.97

Atmosphere

Fitbit Alta HR Activity Tracker - Coral Large
Fitbit Alta HR Activity Tracker - Coral Large

Fitbit Alta HR Activity Tracker - Coral Large

In Stock

$99.97

Atmosphere

Garmin vivosmart 4, Fitness and Activity Tracker with Pulse Ox sensor, Black, Large
Garmin vivosmart 4, Fitness and Activity Tracker with Pulse Ox sensor, Black, Large

Garmin vivosmart 4, Fitness and Activity Tracker with Pulse Ox sensor, Black, Large

In Stock

$129.99

Garmin

Garmin Vvofit Jr 2 Activty Tracker for Kids - Star Wars BB-8 - Refurbished (010-01909-21-cr)
Garmin Vvofit Jr 2 Activty Tracker for Kids - Star Wars BB-8 - Refurbished (010-01909-21-cr)

Garmin Vvofit Jr 2 Activty Tracker for Kids - Star Wars BB-8 - Refurbished (010-01909-21-cr)

SOLD BY :iRefurbs

See Site

$0.00

$59.99

Amazon Canada

Fitbit Charge 2 Fitness Tracker - Plum Large
Fitbit Charge 2 Fitness Tracker - Plum Large

Fitbit Charge 2 Fitness Tracker - Plum Large

In Stock

$129.97

Atmosphere

Garmin Venu, GPS Smartwatch with Bright Touchscreen Display, Black
Garmin Venu, GPS Smartwatch with Bright Touchscreen Display, Black

Garmin Venu, GPS Smartwatch with Bright Touchscreen Display, Black

In Stock

$349.99

Garmin

Garmin vivosmart 4 in Berry with Light Gold Hardware (010-01995-11)
Garmin vivosmart 4 in Berry with Light Gold Hardware (010-01995-11)

Garmin vivosmart 4 in Berry with Light Gold Hardware (010-01995-11)

See Site

$12.95

$129.99

GPS Central

Garmin vivomove HR, Stylish Hybrid Smartwatch, Sandstone/Slate
Garmin vivomove HR, Stylish Hybrid Smartwatch, Sandstone/Slate

Garmin vivomove HR, Stylish Hybrid Smartwatch, Sandstone/Slate

In Stock

$199.99

Garmin

Garmin vívoactive 4S, Smaller-Sized GPS Smartwatch, Light Gold with Light Pink Band
Garmin vívoactive 4S, Smaller-Sized GPS Smartwatch, Light Gold with Light Pink Band

Garmin vívoactive 4S, Smaller-Sized GPS Smartwatch, Light Gold with Light Pink Band

In Stock

$349.99

Garmin

Fitbit Flex 2 Fitness Tracker - Magenta
Fitbit Flex 2 Fitness Tracker - Magenta

Fitbit Flex 2 Fitness Tracker - Magenta

In Stock

$79.95

Atmosphere

Microsoft Band 2 Review

Key features

The Microsoft Band 2 is a comprehensive tracker designed to accompany you all day long, giving you detailed information about your fitness activities. The gadget is packed with 11 sensors that track your heart rate and your steps ; it also gives you GPS, skin temperature information and further more. The Microsoft Band 2 update provides not just new features, but a new design. This means that sizing is also different, so you should pay attention to it before making a purchase.

 

Introduction

The Microsoft Band 2 features make it the perfect tracker for your daily activities. Whether you would like to see a graph of your heart rate or you would rather be interested in tracking the calories you have burned, this is the wearable you need on your wrist. Of course, you can still remain productive thanks to the Microsoft Band 2 apps integrated within the device: email and calendar apps are available, and they can give you previews about received mails or upcoming events.

 

How accurate is it ?

The Microsoft Band 2 Smartwatch comparison is quite relevant, as the device can provide as well basic information about what is happening on your phone. Do not expect too much in this area, though. Instead, you should focus more on the data provided by the tracking applications. The 11 sensors packed inside this tiny device make it the prefect wearable. The Microsoft Band 2 GPS is highly accurate, and it is not the only sensor which works great.

 

How long does it take to charge it ?

Charging is always an issue when it comes to wearables, but not this time. If you were to do a Microsoft Band 2 vs Fitbit comparison, you would definitely go for the Band 2 when it comes to charging time. The device is ready to be worn after about 90 minutes of charging. In an hour and a half, the battery gets fully charged and you can strap the device back to your wrist.

 

How long does its battery last ?

The Microsoft Band 2 battery life is more than you would expect from such a device. If you give it a full charge, the battery will easily last for about two days of continuous normal use. There are certain activities that require more battery, such as the GPS tracking. If you have such features turned on, the battery will be drained faster, but it will still take a while until you need to recharge it. Thus, you can use the Band 2 at its fullest without worrying about the battery throughout the day.

 

Is it waterproof ?

The Microsoft Band 2 has no waterproof capabilities. Of course, if you happen to splash it with water or if you are caught out in the rain, the device should not experience any issues. However, this gadget is not designed for swimming, and you should not wear it while showering.

 

Conclusion: Should I buy it ?

If you are interested in a wearable that can give you detailed information about all sorts of activities you are performing throughout the day, the Microsoft Band 2 should be on your watchlist. The price has been recently cut by Microsoft, providing better value for the money you pay. The Microsoft Band 2 iPhone and Android compatibility is also great, so you are not limited to use a dedicated Microsoft smartphone.

  • The Good :
    Lightweight design, accurate sensors, good battery life
  • The Bad :
    No waterproof capabilities
Our score:
4.5 / 5

People also viewed

Product Description

  • The Microsoft Band 2 is manufactured by Microsoft and was added in March 2016 in the Activity Tracker section
  • This product has a rating of 4.5 out of 5

Selection of Microsoft products