Microsoft release Band 2.0

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Microsoft has released its new fitness band,imaginatively called “Microsoft Band”.

In reality, it does looks a lot like the last band. It is, claims Microsoft, a refined version of the previous incarnation with a load of new features.

These include eleven different sensors – most notably Cortana and a barometer for elevation and stair-climbing readings, as well as a new curved Gorilla Glass 3-covered display that Microsoft says works better with sweaty fingers (i.e. people who really do exercise!).The Band comes in three different sizes—small (143-170mm), medium (163-185mm), and large (180-210mm) and up to 48 hours of reported battery life during average use.

The Band is due out on October 30th with a retail price of £199.