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Data Doctors Tech Tips | Ken Colburn & Brandon Disney
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Original Air Date: Aug 20, 2015

Microsoft Band

Wearable technology continues to improve with each new product and manufacturer that enters the market.

Two of the more popular devices at the moment are the Fitbit activity trackers and the Apple Watch which is a full blown smartwatch.

The Fitbit devices are cheaper and focus primarily on fitness tasks, while the more expensive Apple Watch can do much more.

But an often overlooked option that’s priced like the Fitbit but does more than just health monitoring is the Microsoft Band.

It’s got a larger color display for some primary smartwatch tasks, which also makes it bulkier, but users seem to get used to the extra bulk pretty quickly.

With built-in GPS, you can track your workouts without having it tethered to your phone and the Microsoft Health app works on iPhone, Android and Windows smartphones.

The Microsoft Band isn’t the best solution for everyone, but it’s certainly worth considering if you’re in the market for a lower cost smartwatch and fitness tracker.