The Microsoft Band 3, scheduled for an October release, is subject to numerous rumors . There will be significant improvements added to the fitness band to bring benefits to users. The recent discount offer on Band 2 is a clear indication that the next-generation fitness wearable is coming soon.
Based upon feedback on the company’s own ‘UserVoice’ page, Microsoft decided to analyze opinions of customers and implement their ideas on improvements in the Health App and other features of the Band. The MicrosoftHealth page shows comments of users who proposed several ways how the Redmond-based tech company can make life easier with the use of the Band.
A user by the name of Leandro opines that his life would be much easier if the Band can do all the stuff taken care of by a smartphone. If the Band becomes the Hub with the GSM 4G card on it, it can connect with your car and help you in driving. With the Band you can start the engine and control the car door.
George Okwerekwu, another Microsoft fan wrote, “A good start would be to make it a bit more durable than the Band 2. For the new band, I’d like to see more of a watch shape. Also, the addition of NFC payments via the band would be fantastic! Being waterproof is also a must as I wear it when running/cycling during which it gets pretty wet with sweat.”
Nevertheless, a lot of ideas are pouring in, but we can be sure that they are included in the upcoming device once it releases in a few months. The Band 2 which was released last year is now available for purchase at a much lower price than its original retail price. Last November, the wearable was sold for $249 and currently the Band 2 is available for a discount price of $175 for a limited time.
The Times of India speculates that the Band 3 will be released at around the same price as the Band 2, around $250 and $300. It is expected that the wearable will come with the ability to monitor heart rate, indicate battery life, show an emergency medical tile, etc.
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