Microsoft hasn’t offered any special price cuts for the Microsoft Band 2 so far as the fitness wearable launched in late October. And now, Microsoft Store is currently running a sale — part of Microsoft Store’s Super Holiday Sale — where buyers can get it for $50 off its normal $249.99 price tag, cutting its cost down to $199.99.
The price-cut will be valid from 12/18/2015 to 1/4/2016 while stocks last, according to the official Microsoft Band 2 website. In addition, Amazon and Best Buy have also slashed the price by $50 for the limited time.
To recall, Microsoft unveiled the Band 2 in October at its Windows 10 devices event held in New York. The second-gen fitness tracker gets a significant design overhaul along with additional features. It gets a revamped curved touchscreen along with new features such as barometer and V02 max. While just like its predecessor, the Band 2 does what every fitness would do such as tracking heart rate, exercise, calories, quality of sleep, and routine activities such as sending emails, texts and get calendar alerts.
Essentially it gets about a dozen sensors, which is apparently more than all other smart bands available in the same price bracket such as GPS, ambient light, skin temperature, UV along with galvanic skin response. Moreover, the Band 2 is compatible with all platforms, so whether you’re an Android, iOS or Windows Phone user, the Microsoft Band 2 works for all.
It’s probably a good time to get the Band 2 as apart from the $50 discount, Microsoft Store is also offering the Complete for Microsoft Band 2 protection plan only for $39. The plan covers the wearable for a period of two years for cases such as accidental drops or spills.