Microsoft Band 2 Leaked Renders Shows Curved Design And Metallic Finish

Microsoft Band 2
Microsoft Band 2

A new image of Microsoft Band 2 was leaked, which shows a curved design and metal finish giving it a sense of style that has been missing in the first version. It is expected that Microsoft will reveal the new Band at the October 6 event.

Microsoft has developed the device internally with the codename “Envoy”. The design of the new Microsoft Band is much more attractive than the previous version, with a metallic finish front panel and the physical buttons give a much more striking aspect to the accessory. The Band 2 has a new curved display that can better adapt to the shape of the wrist and forearm.

Additionally, the battery appears to be now on the underside of the color display instead of the sides. While it is not certain just how much has improved on the inside, Microsoft Insider, who actually leaked the image claims that the new device can measure the “height of an exercise” routine in addition to all the other sensors available in the previous version.

Expected Microsoft Band 2 Sensors

  • Optical heart rate monitor
  • Accelerometer/Gyrometer
  • GPS
  • Microphone
  • Ambient Light Sensor
  • Galvanic Skin Response (GSR) sensors
  • UV sensor

Although the first Band is successful, it does not score any point on the design, which is unappealing to many users. However, based on the leaked renders it seems that Microsoft has rectified that issue by creating a stylish Band, which looks to be a solid continuation of the original health and fitness tracker.

If this really is Microsoft’s next fitness tracker then the company certainly has improved its design game, but seeing as how these renders come from an unofficial source, we cannot really be sure of anything now.

Fortunately, Microsoft is holding a Windows 10 Hardware event on October 6, in which, rumors suggests that the company will announce the new Band2 along with the two new Lumia smartphones and Surface Pro 4.

Source: Microsoft Insider (ES)

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