At the end of October, Microsoft made a surprising quiet announcement which unveiled the company’s first wearable – the Microsoft Band. The device, for those unfamiliar, is a fitness tracker that tracks the usual activities but also has the ability to measure the wearer’s heart rate. With it priced at $199, it proved to be a hit and sold out in a relatively short amount of time.
Now the bad news is that it seems that Microsoft appears to be unable to keep up with the demand for the Microsoft Band. The company has recently sent out an email to their customers who have expressed interest in the device, informing them that they are still currently out of stock and that they should try their local Microsoft Store which could have some units available.
In the email Microsoft sent it reads, “Thank you for your interest in the Microsoft Band. Due to customer response, we no longer have any available for online sale. However, your local Microsoft Store may have some in stock through the holidays. Visit or call your local store.” It also seems that Microsoft is issuing a $10 gift code to customers who spend $50 or more in the Microsoft Store as a small consolation.
While it no doubt speaks volumes as to the popularity of the device, the fact that it still remains sold out with the holiday season around the corner will definitely lead to a lot of disappointed customers. No word on when Microsoft will be getting more units back in stock, but if you’re interested in getting your hands on one, you’ll have to try your luck at a Microsoft Store or check back online later to see if more units have been made available.