It’s been more than a year since Microsoft cancelled the Microsoft Band lineup forever. Although the Band 2 was one of the greatest fitness trackers in the market, the Redmond giant decided not to believe in its wristbands line anymore. But it seems that the Band 3 was already finished and almost ready to launch around that time. Our colleagues from Windows Central got their hands on a prototype of the canceled Band 3 and they reviewed it. From the review, we can clearly deduce that the Microsoft Band 3 is a solid improvement over its predecessor.
First of all, the Microsoft Band 3 is more comfortable to wear due to a slimmer bulk at the back, and it is also more compact too. Besides a slimmer clasp, there is also an action button which is not coated in black anymore, and these are the most important differences when it comes to aesthetics. Talking about the performances, the charging time has been improved: this wristband only takes an hour to go from 10 percent to 100 percent, while its predecessor needed one hour and a half. The Band 2 was water-resistant, but the Band 3 is fully waterproof: this means that it could be used even while swimming.
There are two new sensors on the Microsoft Band 3: electrocardiogram and RFID sensors which enable the RFID tag support. Among the most important new features, there is the swimming exercise tracking and an enhanced well-being tracking. The rest of the sensors are exactly the same which were present in the Band 2 without any miss. The smart band seems to have the same dimensions (12.8 x 32 mm) except for the thickness, and it has a curved AMOLED display just like its predecessor, with a resolution of 320 x 128 pixels. To connect to the phones, it features the Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy connectivity. According to Windows Central, Microsoft Band 3 would have been the best smart band ever made by Microsoft but alas, not all good products see the light of the day!
Head over to the source link below to check out their full review of the device and see what you missed!