Microsoft's Rumored Band 2 Could Have a Curved Display
As Microsoft's Oct. 6 press event approaches, rumors say that the company could be unveiling its next fitness wearable, the Band 2.Microsoft's Band fitness band could be getting a makeover with a new curved display and other improvements as the company prepares to unveil an assortment of new devices at its upcoming Oct. 6 press event. Microsoft is expected to announce the sleeker, curved-display Microsoft Band 2 fitness band at the event, ushering in key changes for the Band line, according to a Sept. 21 article in Tech Times. Several leaked images that were posted on the Internet showed a curved display that will better fit a wearer's wrist, along with a more modern appearance, the report stated. "The images also show what seems to be a metallic finish around the display, possibly to give the device a more premium look. It appears Microsoft has also decided to throw in a couple of buttons on the side of the display to help users navigate the device's elongated display more easily. The battery is also believed to have been moved from the sides of the display to underneath it." The upcoming device will also reportedly gain the ability to track elevation, so that users can track stair climbing or walking or running up hills, the story said. The upcoming product will also reportedly be available in other countries outside the United States.
The Oct. 6 Microsoft press event is slated to showcase Windows 10 and the devices that will be running it in the coming months, according to an earlier eWEEK report. The company will likely share the stage with some of its vendor partners to allow them to show what they are planning to introduce in advance of the holiday shopping season. Microsoft will make its share of significant announcements.