Band Unlocker keeps the Microsoft Band useful long past its sell-by date

The problem with modern “smart” gadgets is that many of them become pretty dumb once they’re no longer supported by the manufacturer. So when Microsoft discontinued the Microsoft Band 2 wearable activity tracker a few years ago, it was helpful that the company continued offering support its companion website and mobile apps… until mid-2019. That effectively […]

Breaking up the Band: Microsoft’s fitness tracker may be done

Microsoft has released two activity trackers in the past few years. But it looks like the company has no plans for a third. ZDNet’s Mary Jo Foley reports that while the Microsoft Band 2 continues to be available for purchase, there are signs that nobody’s working on a Band 3. 10/03/2016 Update: Now Microsoft has […]

Lilbits 313: Extensions coming soon to Microsoft Edge web browser

Microsoft introduces a brand new web browser with Windows 10. The Edge browser is fast, has a simple user interface, and support for some unusual features, such as writing “web notes” on the pages you visit. But one thing Edge doesn’t support? Third-party extensions. Microsoft has said it’s working on adding support for extensions that […]

Deals of the Day (11-06-2015)

Microsoft recently launched a 2nd-generation Microsoft Band wearable fitness tracker, smartwatch thingamajig. It’s more powerful and it should be more comfortable to wear than its predecessor. But priced at $250, the Microsoft Band 2 is also kind of expensive. But there’s a cheaper option: Microsoft is selling last year’s model for $130. Still too much money? […]

New Microsoft Band wearable is like a smartwatch for fitness enthusiasts

Microsoft’s second-generation Microsoft Band is a wearable fitness tracker with a new curved display, a Gorilla Glass 3 scratch-resistant screen, and a more flexible design, making it more comfortable to wear. It also has all the features of the original Microsoft Band, plus a barometer for real-time height detection. The new Microsoft Band costs $249, […]

This could be the Microsoft Band 2 wearable (leaks)

Microsoft’s holding an event on October 6th, where the company is expected to unveil its next-gen Surface Pro tablet and at least two new Lumia smartphones. One other thing we could see at the event? A second-gen Microsoft Band. And thanks to Spanish website Microsoft Insider, now we have an idea of what it could look […]

Microsoft Band wearable to support 3rd-party apps thanks to new SDK

The Microsoft Band is a wearable fitness tracker that you can wear like a bracelet. It tracks steps, monitors your heart rate and sleep patterns, and communicates with mobile apps that can run on Android, iOS, or Windows Phone devices. Launched late last year, the Microsoft Band was designed to work with a Microsoft health […]

Microsoft Band is a $199 fitness tracker, works with Windows, Android, iOS

Microsoft’s first wearable device is a fitness tracker called the Microsoft Band. It’s a wristband with activity-tracking sensors, a display for notifications, and support for Android, iOS, and Windows Phone apps. The $199 Microsoft Band is part of a new platform called Microsoft Health which is basically the company’s answer to Apple’s HealthKit and Google’s […]

Microsoft Band fitness tracker shows up in app store listings

Microsoft is expected to enter the wearable space soon, but the company has yet to announce a smartwatch, fitness tracker, or any other sort of wearable gadget. But Microsoft may have spilled the beans ahead of schedule by submitting a series of apps for synchronizing data between a device called the Microsoft Band and a […]