The Microsoft Band is one of the newest additions to the fitness wearables market, incorporating a 24-hour heart rate monitor, calorie tracker, sleep tracker, clock and stopwatch, and displays notifications for text messages as well as allowing you to keep track of Facebook and Twitter, linking to your phone via an app.
A ‘guided workouts’ function also features in the device – I’m quite interested in seeing how well that part works, to be honest.
The Band is cross-platform, working with Windows Phone, iOS and Android Phones.
The Microsoft Band is retailing at £169.99, with pre-orders available from today through the Microsoft Store. The fitness wearable will be available at other retailers, including Amazon, PC World and O2 stores from 15 April 2015.
If you’re going through O2, which will be the first mobile phone operator to stock the Microsoft Band in the UK, you can pre-register through the O2 website.
Find out more about its features (including specs and lots more pics) on the Microsoft Band page.