Live healthier and achieve more
Microsoft Band 2 tracks your heart rate, exercise, calorie burn, and sleep quality, and keeps you connected with email, text, and calendar alerts.3 It features 11 sensors, including a GPS, UV monitor, and barometer. And with the power of Microsoft Health, you have the tools you need to reach your goals.
Track your heart rate, steps, stairs climbed, calorie burn, and sleep quality. Get actionable insights from Microsoft Health.
Reach your fitness goals with custom tracking whether you’re running, biking, golfing, or working out. And Guided Workouts provide more variety with exercise prompts right on your band.
See email previews and calendar alerts, and easily check calls, text messages, and social updates. Or reply instantly to texts with a standard quick response.4
Microsoft Band 2 features 11 advanced sensors, including a GPS, UV monitor, and barometer. Its curved screen fits comfortably on your wrist, and it sports a vibrant, colorful display.
Continuous heart rate monitor
Understand more about your overall fitness when you can track your heart rate 24 hours a day. Know the boundaries of your heart rate zones.
Track your heart rate, calorie burn, splits, elevation gained, and instantaneous and average pace. In the mobile app and web dashboard, see a map of your run and find ways to improve.
Email previews and calendar notifications
Monitor and preview emails right on your wrist, and keep your phone in your pocket. Microsoft Band stays in sync with your calendar, reminding you of important events.
Built-in GPS mapping
Put away your phone and concentrate on your golf game or your workout with the built-in GPS. When you run or bike, you’ll get a map of your route in the mobile app and web dashboard.
In the box
Microsoft Band 2
Microsoft Band USB Charging Cable
Quick start guide
Safety & warranty documents
Thermal plastic elastomer silicone vulcanite (TPSV)
1.26 x 0.50 in (32 x 12.8 mm)
320 x 128 pixels
48 hours of normal use; advanced functionality like GPS use will impact battery performance
Average charge time
Full charge in less than 1.5 hours
14° to 104°F (-10° to 40°C)
-300m to +4877m
1-year limited warranty. Additional statutory rights may apply in your country.
Optical heart rate sensor
Ambient light sensor
Skin temperature sensor
Galvanic skin response
Haptic vibration motor
Bluetooth 4.0 (Low Energy)
Windows Phone 8.1 update2 or later, iPhone 5 or later running iOS 8.1.2 or later, and Android 4.4 or later phones with Bluetooth
Charge cable connector
Custom charge cable
For limitations on water resistance see www.microsoft.com/band/waterresistance
Q: What sensors does Microsoft Band 2 have?
A: Microsoft Band 2 has sensors that help you track info about your activity level, UV exposure, location, heart rate, elevation, and more.
Continuous heart rate monitor
Your Microsoft Band 2 continuously monitors your heart rate during the day. See Track your heart rate for more info.
The accelerometer/gyrometer in your band detects motion. This info is used to calculate things like number of steps taken. For info on tracking these measurements, see track your calories burned, track your exercise, track your steps, and track your sleep.
When you turn GPS on during distance travel activities like running, hiking, or biking, it records your route, and collects info about the distance you’ve traveled. Sync your band with your phone, and you’ll find a map of your route in the Microsoft Health app. Use the Run Tile to start and stop GPS tracking for running, and the Bike tile when you ride. See using GPS mapping for more information.
The microphone is near the left side of the touchscreen.
Ambient Light Sensor
Info from the ambient light sensor can be used to adjust the brightness of your touchscreen display automatically.
Galvanic Skin Response (GSR) sensors
The GSR sensor measures the conductivity of your skin between the GSR sensor under the clasp and the secondary GSR contact point under the face of your Microsoft Band 2. This tells your Microsoft Band 2 whether you’re wearing it, so it can adjust how it monitors your activities.
Get a snapshot of the current UV level by tapping the UV Tile, so you can decide if you need sunscreen, a hat, or maybe a few hours indoors.
Track your fitness with more precision with a built-in barometer that measures elevation changes while running, biking, or just climbing stairs.
Q: What is auto sleep tracking?
A: You can use Microsoft Band 2 to track how much and how well you’re sleeping.Microsoft Health app and your Microsoft Health web dashboard use data collected by the band to calculate and help you analyze your sleep quality.
Q: What are Guided Workouts, and how do I know which is right for me?
A: Guided Workouts are workout routines you download to your Microsoft Band 2. Your Band will tell you what exercise to do, and can track your reps and calories burned. They keep your workouts fresh and challenging with targeted workout plans designed by top fitness brands.
Choose a guided workout plan based on your fitness goals. Select the difficulty level, duration, and the focus area that’s right for you, and get a summary of your effort and progress towards your goal.
Guided workout videos show you how to do your exercises for maximum fitness benefit.
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