Last Wednesday I bought presents and on my way through the mall I recognized that there was a very good deal at the Microsoft Store. A Microsoft Band 2 for just CAD $249.99! This deal was very good because I had the chance to save CAD $80.00 on a device I wanted to get since it was announced. In the end this decision was not so hard for me and now I am a happy owner of a Microsoft Band 2.
I’ve been using the Band for two days now and I am very excited about it. The Band 2 looks and feels great – nevertheless I am still not sure how to wear it. During the day I wear it outside my wrist but when I sleep I wear it inside my wrist. I change its position because it feels a bit better when I wear it inside but it looks better when I wear it outside my wrist. I think I just need some more days with the Band 2 to figure out how I will wear it.
I really love all the fitness and health functions of the Band! It is interesting to analyze your own data (even when it reminds you that I should walk more 😉 ) Furthermore the data helps me to plan my day better.
You will not get fit because you are wearing the Microsoft Band 2 – nevertheless it gives you the feeling that someone is always motivating and watching you. This helps you increasing your results – You will walk more, run further, etc.
It is nice that it reminds me to get active when I was inactive for over 45 minutes. This reminder might sometimes be a bit annoying (I know that I could turn it of) but having a short break with a bit of exercise and fresh air really helps me being more productive. I work faster and more efficient after a short break.
Sleeping is very important for having a good day and being productive too. That’s why I love the sleep tracking feature. It records the data of my sleep so that I can analyze it using the Microsoft Health App. I can see when I woke up in the night, how much times it takes me to fall asleep and so much more.
I am not using the Band for so long but I can already say that the data it collects, seems to be very precise. It counts all my steps and tracks my heart rate.
The Band is not just helping me living healthier and being more active but it is also providing me with all the notifications from my phone. It works perfectly together with my Lumia and I get all my notifications on my Band. Furthermore I really love the possibility to control my music from my Band.
To sum up, I can say that I am very satisfied with the Microsoft Band 2. I cannot wait to do my first run, pay at Starbucks with it… I will share more experience on the Band with you soon. Stay tuned!