Apple Watch vs Microsoft Band
Apple Watch unites the capabilities of an all-day fitness tracker and a highly advanced sports watch in one device you can wear all the time. It can track a wider variety of activities because it’s able to collect more types of data. It uses an accelerometer to measure your total body movement. It has a custom sensor that can measure intensity by tracking your heart rate. And it uses the GPS and Wi‑Fi in your iPhone to track how far you’ve moved.
Microsoft Band, the first wearable powered by Microsoft Health, keeps fitness and productivity insights a glance away. Microsoft Band’s cutting-edge continuous heart rate monitoring provides a detailed calorie count and sleep quality measurements. With the inclusion of intelligent personal assistant Cortana, the band also offers hands-free access to the web and your most important correspondence whether you’re at the office or at the gym.
Latest news about Apple Watch and Microsoft Band:
04.11.16. Microsoft killed its fitness tracker Microsoft Band. Microsoft will stop production and selling of its wrist-worn fitness tracker Band. The Microsoft Band was unveiled in October 2014, touted as the most advanced fitness tracker on the market. But the device, often criticized for its awkward, uncomfortable design, never really caught on. Microsoft introduced a second-generation model with added features last year, but it also carried forward many of the original's flaws. And now the company has decided to bow out of fitness wearables - at least for the time being — and cede the market to companies like Fitbit, Samsung, Garmin, Misfit, and smartwatch makers including Apple. Also in September, the company renamed its smartphone health app to Microsoft Band and that software still remains available for existing users.
30.10.14. Microsoft unveiled its own fitness band. Microsoft announced its first wearable - Microsoft Band. The band helps you keep track of things like your heart rate, steps, calories burned, and sleep. It also provides guided workouts, 24-hour heart rate monitoring and automatic activity counting, as well as email previews and calendar alerts, according to the Google Play Store details. It also has Galvanic Skin Response (GSR) sensors, which can tell if you're wearing it or not and a UV sensor to help you decide on whether to apply sunscreen. The companion Microsoft Health app is available on Windows Phone, iPhone and Android. The band will cost $199.
10.09.14. Apple Watch wants to dominate the market for fitness trackers. Apple unveiled its new smartwatch Apple Watch today and one of its main features is comprehensive health and fitness tracker. The Apple Watch will track your heart rate and measure three separate categories of movement. The first is the "Move" ring, which measures the calories you've burned and tells you when you've hit your personal goal for the day. The "Exercise" ring captures more brisk movement, and closes when you've put in 30 minutes total each day. The "Stand" ring measures how often you break from the sedentary reality of parking your butt in an office chair all day, and closes when you've gotten up for at least one minute in twelve different hours during the day. It pairs with the barometer in the newest iPhones to track your climbs and claims it will be able to distinguish the intensity of your activity to better track the calories you're burning.