Microsoft Band has been discontinued

All signs point to the death of the Microsoft Band.

@seanridgeley
Published Tue, Oct 4 2016 1:01 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:58 AM CST

Following its second attempt at a fitness tracker, the Microsoft Band appears to be dead. Both iterations of the product have been removed entirely from the official store, and Best Buy is no longer selling them, although Amazon still has some remaining stock up for grabs. As well, the software development kit has been removed.

Microsoft Band has been discontinued | TweakTown.com

Sources indicate the software team intended to bring Windows 10 to Band has been, well, disbanded, and that hardware team members have been moved elsewhere. Additionally, Microsoft is said to be phasing out the devices, with no plans for a Band 3.

The company offered a somewhat vague statement on the matter.

"We have sold through our existing Band 2 inventory and have no plans to release another Band device this year," a Microsoft spokesperson said. "We remain committed to supporting our Microsoft Band 2 customers through Microsoft Stores and our customer support channels and will continue to invest in the Microsoft Health platform, which is open to all hardware and apps partners across Windows, iOS, and Android devices."

NEWS SOURCE:zdnet.com

Sean has a background in journalism, and has been using that to write about gaming and tech since 2008 - first for Neoseeker, then Rage3D, and now, TweakTown. As News Editor, Sean's job is to supply regular stories on the latest happenings in the tech world. He also writes tweak guides to help you get the most out of your PC games and hardware.

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