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Microsoft Band 2

Microsoft Band 2
alaScore 88

1153 reviews

Oct, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1153 reviews of Microsoft Band 2. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Smart Watches for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Smart Watches the Microsoft Band 2 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Microsoft Band 2

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 573 user reviews of Microsoft Band 2 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Smart Watches on Amazon.co.uk.

83% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Microsoft Band 2 - MediumMicrosoft Band 2 - Medium

Oct, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Microsoft Band 2

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 338 user reviews of Microsoft Band 2 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Smart Watches on Amazon.com.

71% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Microsoft Band 2 - MediumMicrosoft Band 2 - Medium

Oct, 2017

Expert review by: Cameron Faulkner (techradar.com)

Microsoft Band 2 review

 

Curves and sensors in all the right places

Larger, curved screen ; More sensors than before ; Smarter design ; Longer battery life

Nearly smartwatch-level pricing ; Still not waterproof ; Fewer features for Android and iOS

The Microsoft Band 2 is better designed with more functionality than ever, making it one of the fitness trackers to have this year.

Mar, 2016

Expert review by: Britta O'Boyle (pocket-lint.com)

Microsoft Band 2 review: Function over form

 

Microsoft introduced the original Band in October 2014, bringing a device that combined an array of fitness tracking features with a few smartwatch-like functions. Despite being great in terms of functionality, it was heavily criticised for its rigid...

Loads of features, accurate activity tracking, good GPS tracking, compatible with main operating systems (Android, iOS and Windows), good notification alerts, slick interface, app offers useful insights

Uncomfortable to wear, bulky, battery life not great for an activity tracker, heart rate readings sometimes questionable, expensive, feature limitations on Android and iOS, Health app could look better

If taken on its features alone, the Microsoft Band 2 would be the smart band to beat, because it offers more than most of the competition out there.

Dec, 2015

Expert review by: Matt Egan (techadvisor.co.uk)

Microsoft Band 2 review

 

The Microsoft Band 2 is a smartwatch that is really an activity tracker - here's why you'll love it. We review the Microsoft Band 2.

It is very difficult to score the Band 2, because it is such a specific product with a unique feature set. But let's unpack it: it is definitely good value, as the combination of sensors and features is much greater than any comparable product at this...

Feb, 2016

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

Microsoft Band 2 review

 

Hypochondriacs of the world, this is the fitness tracker for you

Tracks a lot of stats ; Caters for plenty of sports ; Fits better than the original Band

Struggles with iOS ; Two day battery life ; Smartwatch functionality is limited

An iffy battery life and ropey iOS app hold the Band 2 back from being a top fitness tracker

Dec, 2015

Expert review by: Alastair Stevenson (trustedreviews.com)

Microsoft Band 2

 

The Band 2 is Microsoft's second serious stab at the consumer wearable market. It aims to offer fitness fanatics a cross-platform tracker that will monitor everything from marathon runs to casual golf games.

Great screen ; Easy to setup ; Customisable workouts ; Newly added barometer

Expensive ; Poor iOS and Android app support ; Battery life isn’t great

Dec, 2015

Expert review by: Jim Martin (techadvisor.co.uk)

Microsoft Band vs Band 2 comparison

 

New design and third-party app supoort are key

We still need to get the Band 2 in our hands for some proper testing, but it's clear that there are big improvements in the new model that make it not just a decent upgrade for existing Band owners, but also a compelling new purchase.

Oct, 2015

Expert review by: Alex Todd (recombu.com)

Microsoft Band 2 Review: In Depth

 

Microsoft Band 2 review: It's been less than a year for us Brits, but Microsoft is re-entering the world of activity tracking with the Microsoft Band 2. The company's second crack at a sensor-packed…

Feature rich ; Good battery life ; Multi-platform support

Bulky design ; Proprietary charger ; Lack diet tracking

As with its predecessor the Microsoft Band 2 straddles the worlds of activity tracking and smart wearables rather well. It offers perhaps one of the most robust experiences compared to other fitness-centric devices like the

Dec, 2015

Expert review by: Ilse Jurriën (letsgodigital.org)

Microsoft Band 2 coming to Europe

 

Microsoft Band 2 Windows wearable : On October 6, Microsoft organizes an event in New York to present its latest Windows 10 products. Rumors suggest that the new product introductions include the Surface Pro 4 tablet and the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL...

Furthermore, the neatly finished fitness tracker from Microsoft comes equipped with numerous motion sensors that provide together with Microsoft Health information about your heart rate and the number of calories burned. Besides a pedometer to the new...

Sep, 2015

Expert review by: Alan Martin (alphr.com)

Microsoft Band 2 review: It's good, but it's not the one

 

It's much better, the Microsoft Band 2 retains many of the same flaws as the original – poor battery life is still a major bugbear

Jan, 2016

Expert review by: Mark Hachman (goodgearguide.com.au)

Microsoft Band 2 review: This health-oriented wearable still faces big hurdles

 

The Microsoft Band 2 combines a powerful sensor package and superior analytics into an affordably priced smartwatch. But a lack of apps and graphics and an awkward form factor hold it back.

Oct, 2015