Microsoft hasn’t officially announced its wearable device, but it seems the company has accidentally published its desktop syncing client to the Mac App Store early. Whoops. The device is called the Microsoft Band (possibly Lumia Band, according to some currently non-functional support URLs) and sports a 310 x 102 resolution display.
Other key feature include the ability to get phone notifications on the Band, create reminders using Cortana, and more:
The free app allows you to “Sync faster than with your phone while your device is charging over USB” and update or restore the operating system on the fitness-focused Band. The Band will apparently feature over 132 different backgrounds to choose from, according to users who tracked them down:
There also appears to be some sort of Starbucks integration:
Similar iPhone and Android apps have also been released, presumably by accident. The Microsoft Health app description, as it’s called, can track health and fitness data like steps taken, heart rate, and sleep quality, likely by leveraging the Band hardware.
Live healthier and be more productive with the Microsoft Health app for iPhone®. Achieve wellness goals by tracking your heart rate, steps, calorie burn, and sleep quality. Maximize your fitness with Guided Workouts, 24-hour heart rate monitoring and automatic activity counting. Be more productive with email previews and calendar alerts at a glance. Personalize your Microsoft Band and get new features as they roll out.
Microsoft declined to comment on the release, but did tweet that the company is planning some sort of fitness events in its stores tomorrow…
Get fit before the holidays at your local Microsoft store. Join us 10/30 for fitness activities, giveaways, & more: http://t.co/BJZZ5KDsFs— Microsoft Store (@MicrosoftStore) October 29, 2014