Not too long ago Microsoft confirmed that development on the next-generation Band wearable fitness tracker has begun, according to a new report the company is halting production of the original Band to focus on the successor’s development and release. Many of you would remember that the Microsoft Band proved to be a hit for the company, selling out almost instantly after it was first released with strong demand continuing months after that.
The report claims that Microsoft is halting production of the original Band wearable, adding that the company is selling out its existing stock and once it also runs out of refurbished units no new units will be sold directly or through retailers.
There has been no official comment on this report from Microsoft so it would be best to take this with a grain of salt until we hear something from Redmond.
Chief operating officer at Microsoft Kevin Turner recently confirmed that the next-gen Band is in the pipeline but didn’t say when it’s going to arrive, it has been previously reported that the new Band is being tested internally at Microsoft and could be released within the next couple of months.
It’s possible that Microsoft might unveil the new wearable fitness tracking band alongside its new Lumia handsets which are expected to be launched at the IFA 2015 in Berlin this September.