Microsoft Band 2 Review: boteretsuena

Microsoft Band 2 Review: Most Powerful
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  • Microsoft Taldea 2 ez da erakargarriena, merkeena edo luzeena fitness tracker eskuragarri. Baina sentsore eta ikuspegi josia, eta errazena guztiz featured jarraitzaileekin batera bizi da.

sentsore josia, eroso sweaty izan bitartean Insights interesgarria eskainiz zure loa sartu gabe janztea, ariketa eta osasun


Powered by Guardian.co.ukIzeneko artikulu hau “Microsoft Band 2 berrikuspena: indartsu eta erabilgarria fitness jarraitzaileekin bat” zen Samuel Gibbs-ek idatzitako, for theguardian.com urtarrilaren 22an, ostirala 2016 07.00 UTC

Microsoft fitness tracker bat egiteko bigarren saiakera da asko erosoago eta bere lehen baino erakargarria, sentsore eta nahiko erraz bizitzen josia.

The Lehenengo Microsoft Band zen potoloa bat, clunky gailu, eta bitartean, Nolabait, erosoagoa zen estu gastatu behar eskumuturraren beharrezko duten gailuek baino, Horri buruz orkatila penala tracker zantzuarekin apur bat baino gehiago izan da.

Fit eta akabera

Microsoft Band 2 berrikuspena
La banda display kurbatuak ditu, malgua gomazko alboetan eta Korapilo gogor bat Munoaundi osatzen duen eta bateriak eta elektrodoak dauka sentsoreen. Argazkia: Samuel Gibbs Guardian

Microsoft Taldea 2 ubideetako plastikozko pantaila a Gorilla Glass pantaila eta gorputz metalikoa da. Ona dirudi, da erraza AMOLED pantaila argi eta distiratsua irakurri, eta ez du smashed edo bi hilabeteetan urratzen erabiliz denbora guztian. banda gainerako da gogorra baina malgua gomazko beltz bat eginda metal Munoaundi eta metal bi kontaktu gainean plastikozko pusketa batekin.

Zatia bateria, eta metal kontaktuak azala sentsore batzuk dira. Munoaundi da labain bat, Push-botoia oharra, bertan bikaina da. gainean eta off hartu ahal izango duzu, eta egokitu da erraz hegan - oso erabilgarria denean erosotasuna eguneroko jarraipen fit bat eta sasoian estuagoa baten inguruan mugitzen da zure eskumuturraren saihesteko artean kommutazio ari denean run joan.

Microsoft Band 2 berrikuspena
Goiko eta beheko banda eutsi leku eskumuturraren banda alboetan estuak izan beharrik gabe, zentzua lehiakide batzuk baino askoz gutxiago sweaty da. alkandora mahuka batean igurtziz Higadura ikusgai izan zen, argi eta garbi, bi hilabetera, ordea. Argazkia: Samuel Gibbs Guardian

moldatzen alkandora mahuka azpian It, Ez da sweaty eta ez du zure eskumuturrean estu sentitzeko. Da erraza, halaber on berarekin idazten, eskumuturra alde inguruan banda mehe gisa, baina goma gainean akabera bistako higadura zantzuak hilabete pare bat bakarrik ondoren erakusten.

Taldea 2 Ez da iragazgaitza, baina izerdi-froga da. Ez dutxa berarekin on, edo igeriketa, baina arazo gabe workouts bizirauteko izango da.

Zehaztapenak

  • Display: 12.8mm x 32mm AMOLED (320×128 pixel)
  • Konektibitatea: Bluetooth 4.0
  • Compatibility: Android 4.3+, iPhone 4S edo geroago, Windows Telefonoa 8.1 edo geroago
  • sentsoreak: Optical bihotzean tasa, 3-ardatzean azelerometro, gyrometer, GPS, inguruneko argi, UV, azalaren tenperatura, capacitive sentsore, erantzun galbanikoa, barometroa

Sensor-kit

Microsoft Band 2 berrikuspena
optikoa bihotzean tasa sentsore eskumuturra esertzen pantaila azpian, Kontaktu sendo bat wearer azala egiteko. Argazkia: Samuel Gibbs Guardian

Taldea 2 teknologikoki aurreratuak fitness jarraitzaileekin eskuragarri bat da 10 sentsore desberdinak eta mikrofono bat. sentsore batzuk eman zuzeneko irakurketarako-outs, hala nola, konstante optikoak bihotz-tasa sentsore gisa (bertan zehatzena bat probatu dut da), UV sentsore eta GPS. Beste batzuk urrats eta jarduera detektatzeko konbinatuta erabiltzen, Pista workouts eta beste gauza batzuk.

duen bezala original Microsoft Band, some of the sensors do not appear to be used, or at least the data isn’t user accessible yet.

Most of the information can be viewed on the band itself, or via the app and web app, which is one of the best I have used with any fitness tracker.

Taldea 2 also tracks sleep and has a vibrating alarm to wake you up at the best moment. The recorded data is some of the most interesting of any sleep tracker I have tested. It also shows the standard light, deep and restful sleep markings through the night. But I can also see that when I drink a beer or glass of wine before bed my heart doesn’t reach its resting 49 beats per minute until after the alcohol has been cleared from my system in the middle of the night.

Microsoft Band 2 berrikuspena
Sleep tracking is particularly interesting, providing insights beyond simply how long or how deeply you slept. Argazkia: Samuel Gibbs Guardian

I’m asleep, but the alcohol has delayed my rest, which explains why even small amounts of alcohol make me more tired in the morning.

Microsoft Health is full of these little pieces of information that make a world of difference to my understanding of the data, and it is improving with each update. Other platforms do not offer quite the same inferences or detail without having to pay a monthly fee.

One of the best new features is the ability to build custom workouts and upload them to the Band, which can then track your progress, either through completed reps or time.

Microsoft Band 2 berrikuspena
Custom workouts are one of the Band’s strong points, guiding you through and measuring reps or time. Argazkia: Samuel Gibbs Guardian

It’s quick and easy to do. I built a 10-step circuit-training session in about five minutes, uploaded it to my Band and away I went. If you’re not sure what you’re doing there are many pre-programmed exercises and routines, complete with very good explanatory videos, to choose from.

Running tracking is also excellent, getting and maintaining a location fix with the GPS, although it isn’t quite as effective as a dedicated running watch for heart-rate band training.

Smartwatch features

Microsoft Band 2 berrikuspena
Microsoft’s ‘Tiles’ are small apps that do things on the band, from tracking sleep to providing smartphone notifications. Argazkia: Samuel Gibbs Guardian

Beyond the solid fitness-tracking feature set, the Band 2 behaves like a pseudo-smartwatch. It can show notifications from a smartphone, including calls, has music controls at the double tap of a button, and has tiles for Twitter, Facebook, Messenger, Stocks, Weather and Starbucks, which lets you pay for coffee with a barcode.

Connected to Windows Phone users can access Microsoft’s virtual assistant Cortana to pull up information and perform voice control. Most of the other features, including music playback control work on Android and iOS too.

Microsoft Band 2 berrikuspena
The charger magnetically attaches to the end of the strap and plugs into a USB power adapter. Argazkia: Samuel Gibbs Guardian

Microsoft Taldea 2 lasted just over two days between charges in my testing. Using the GPS for a run reduced the battery life, as does using it as a watch with the screen on all the time or having notifications sent to the band. I found charging it for about 20 minutes a day – 10 minutes while showering and 10 minutes while brushing my teeth before bed – was enough to keep it between 50 eta 80% charged.

It fully charges in just over an hour with a USB, magnetic charger that clips onto the end of the strap with a firm grasp.

Prezioa

Microsoft Taldea 2 costs £200 in three sizes, txiki, medium and large, but only one colour. Konparatzeko, the Fitbit Surge costs £200 with similar specifications.

Epaia

Microsoft Band 2 berrikuspena
Taldea 2 can be worn inside or outside of the wrist, here showing heart rate. Argazkia: Samuel Gibbs Guardian

Microsoft Taldea 2 ez da erakargarriena, merkeena edo luzeena fitness tracker eskuragarri. Baina sentsore eta ikuspegi josia, eta errazena guztiz featured jarraitzaileekin batera bizi da. It’s cross-compatibility with Android, iOS and Windows is commended, as are the apps and data visualisation of Microsoft’s Health app.

It makes a good, advanced band to be worn as well as a dumb watch, fits under a shirt cuff, but is less useful as an out-and-out smartwatch. There are also question marks around how long it’ll last, having visibly shown signs of wear in the first two months.

Pros: sensor-packed, continuous heart rate, GPS, not sweaty, doesn’t pull out hairs, good data visualisation, cross-platform, no monthly fee, great sleep tracking, custom exercise regimes/tracking, notifications

Cons: not waterproof, quite chunky, rubber shows signs of wear, bateria bizitza hobea izan daiteke

Microsoft Band 2 berrikuspena
The clasp works really well allowing easy on-the-fly adjustment by simply sliding it along the slot. The clasp also has a UV sensor on it. Argazkia: Samuel Gibbs Guardian

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