Microsoft Launches Wearable Fitness Device for $199

Microsoft Launches Wearable Fitness Device for $199

In this April 2, 2014 file photo, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella gestures during the keynote address of the Build Conference in San Francisco. Microsoft on Thursday, July 17, 2014 announced it will lay off up to 18,000 workers over the next year. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
In this April 2, 2014 file photo, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella gestures during the keynote address of the Build Conference in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)

 

(Reuters) – Microsoft Corp launched a device called “Microsoft Band” that will allow users to monitor their fitness and exercise regime, marking the world’s largest software company’s debut into the wearable technology market.

The wrist-worn device has sensors that monitor pulse rate, measure calorie burn and track sleep quality, Microsoft said in a blog post. (bit.ly/10AbJdJ)

Microsoft said the device will be available in the United States in limited quantities from Thursday for $199.

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