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Microsoft Band review: specs and price

Microsoft Band
Microsoft Band

Why is Microsoft Band better than the average?

  • Battery power
    200mAhvs129.47mAh
  • Width
    19mmvs26.68mm
  • smaller app size (iOS app)
    30.1MBvs32.28MB
  • Thickness
    8.7mmvs10.36mm
  • Screen size
    1.4"vs1.19"
  • Charge time
    1.5hvs5.13h
  • Higher rating on the App Store
    4.5vs3.89
  • Resolution
    106 x 320pxvs15863.83px

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Design

1.Has a display
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The device has an electronic display to present information to the user.

2.has a touch screen
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You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.

3.sweat resistant
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Resistance to sweat makes it ideal for use while doing sports.

4.weight

60g

Best

Goccia

3g

5.thickness

8.7mm

Best

Lark Larklife

2.8mm

6.width

19mm

Best

Misfit Ray

12mm

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Sensors

1.Has a heart rate monitor
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A heart rate monitor can help show your fitness levels, enabling you to calculate a suitable intensity of exercise.

2.has an accelerometer
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An accelerometer is a sensor used to measure the linear acceleration of a device. A common application is detecting when a device changes between vertical and horizontal positions.

3.has GPS
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GPS enables global positioning, useful in map, geo-tagging or navigation apps.

4.Monitors perspiration
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The device can measure the level of perspiration on your skin, indicating the level of intensity of your workouts.

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Activity tracking

1.Tracks your sleep
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It can track your sleep, such as how long you sleep for and the quality.

2.Provides activity reports
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Your activity data is analysed to give you reports, available to view through the app or website. This allows you to see how active you have been and to help you make improvements.

3.Provides sleep reports
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Your sleep data is analysed to give you a report, available to view through the app or website. This allows you to see the quality of your sleep and to help you make improvements.

4.Tracks distance
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It tracks how far you travel.

5.Tracks steps taken
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It tracks how many steps you take throughout the day, allowing you to see how active you have been.

6.Counts how many calories you have burnt
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This is useful if you are on a strict training diet or if you are trying to lose weight. It can also help to boost your motivation.

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Connectivity

1.Syncs wirelessly
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The device syncs all of your data wirelessly, without the need for cables.

2.Automatically syncs
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The device automatically syncs your data when in range of your computer or smartphone.

3.Bluetooth version

4

Best

Huawei Band 2 Pro

4.2

4.Has Bluetooth
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Bluetooth is a wireless technology that allows you to easily transfer data between different devices, such as smartphones, tablets and computers.

5.Is compatible with Android
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It is compatible with a range of Android devices such as smartphones and tablets.

6.Is compatible with iOS
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It is compatible with a range of iOS devices such as iPhones, iPads and the iPod Touch.

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Battery

1.battery life

2 days

With a longer battery life, you don’t have to worry about charging the device as often.

Best

Garmin Vivofit 4 (large)

365 days

2.has a battery level indicator
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An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

3.has a rechargeable battery
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The battery can be recharged and used over again.

4.battery power

200mAh

Best

Garmin Vivofit 3

260mAh

5.charge time

1.5h

The time it takes to fully charge the battery.

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Goccia

0.5h

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Features

1.Has silent alarm
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The device can wake you using vibration, so as not to disturb anyone else sleeping in the room.

2.Has notifications
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If you get a notification such as a call or message, the device will vibrate on your wrist or make a noise to alert you.

3.Has a stopwatch
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With a stopwatch you can time yourself.

4.Has achievements
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You are awarded achievements for reaching goals, helping to encourage you and keep you motivated.

5.Integrates with social networks
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It allows you to share information to popular social networks.

6.Includes access to online portal
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Your tracking data is uploaded via your smartphone or computer, and is available to view on the manufacturer’s online portal in the form of reports and graphs.

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Miscellaneous

1.Free application
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You can download the app for free, from platforms such as Google Play or the App Store.

2.Has exercise diary
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It has an exercise diary, allowing you to easily keep track of your previous workouts.

3. smaller app size (iOS app)

30.1MB (Microsoft Health)

A smaller size means that the app will take up less space on your Apple device. This leaves more space for other apps, as well as other data such as photos and music.

Best

Bowflex Boost

3.4MB

4.Compatible with heart rate monitors
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It supports third-party heart rate monitors to incorporate your pulse data.

5.Ad-free
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Adverts can be distracting and obtrusive. Apps and blogs without ads are more aesthetically pleasing, nicer to use, and make the content stand out.

6.Syncs to the cloud
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Your data is synced to the cloud, making it easier to access across different devices and making sure it is always backed up in case you lose your device.

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