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Microsoft’s own fitness tracker, Microsoft Band 2 has received an official price drop. Band 2 was well received for its sturdy built quality and style but was not praised for its unappealing price. Microsoft Band 2 was priced at a whopping $250 and the features are not exactly what you would want to see in a $250 wearable fitness tracker. The Band 2 improved upon the original Band, which was poorly designed. The strap made of a flexible silicone material was very friendly on the skin and could hold up pretty well when the user is sweating.

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Now, why has Microsoft dropped the price of the Band 2? In simple words, Microsoft Band 2 is not doing pretty well in terms of sales. It has quite a good amount of features like IP68 water resistance, accelerometer, gyro sensor, UV-sensor, heart rate sensor, V02 monitor and a barometer. All these sensors are clumped together in a sleek casing and it also comes with a small AMOLED display.

The software that comes with the Microsoft Band 2 is also quite powerful. But what makes the Band 2 hard to be recommended is its price tag and some failures in functionalities. There are other fitness trackers in the market that come under $150 that have the same set of features as the Band 2. But with the recent price drop of $75, the Band 2 is available for just $175 which makes it a good deal. Maybe further down the road, Microsoft may permanently cut down the price to under $150.