One thing is for sure concerning the Microsoft Band – there has been way more demand compared to the availability of the hardware itself, and this does come across as surprising, taking into consideration how low key, relatively speaking, the piece of wearable technology was before it was introduced. In fact, the Microsoft Band has proved itself to be so popular, so much so that it has been sold out and unavailable online since late last month. Priced at $199.99 a pop, it comes with a heart rate sensor, and will boat of integration with Cortana whenever you pair it up alongside a Windows Phone 8.1 handset.
Just to recap, other hardware specifications of the Microsoft Band include GPS support, Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity, and a pair of 100mAh batteries which are said to offer up to 48 hours of battery life. The Microsoft Band itself will be able to support iOS, Android and Windows Phone platforms, while carrying with it a fair number of smartwatch capabilities.
So far, it does seem as though there were approximately 5,000 units produced before the Microsoft Band was launched, and it does seem as though the fitness tracker is set to be available online some time in early 2015. Do you think you have the patience to hold out for one of these puppies?