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Microsoft Band available to buy in the UK now for £170

Microsoft Band

Microsoft’s wearable Band device that plugs into the Microsoft Health service to allow users to keep track of things like activity, heart rate, sun exposure, stress levels, calories burned and quality of sleep is now available to buy in the UK for the first time.

In addition to the activity tracking side of things, the device – via its companion apps for Windows Phone, iOS and Android devices – offers tailored workouts depending on your own specific goals and will do things like map your training routes via GPS, or allow you to set commands using Cortana.

The band is available to buy for around £170 in the UK from retailers like Amazon, Currys PC World, Dixons Travel, Harrods, Microsoft Store and O2. It first went up for pre-order in the country last month, but Microsoft hasn’t said how many units were reserved.

Microsoft Band and Health arrive in the UK [Microsoft]

Published April 15, 2015 — 11:04 UTC

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