The Microsoft Band 2, with its Samsung Gear Fit clone form, may have been overpriced when it launched (with a $250 price tag), and Microsoft is now coming around to lowering its price in order to attract more budget-friendly consumers who aren't willing to drop that kind of money on a fitness band instead of a smartwatch. First, the price [dropped to $199.99 in a $50 off deal], then down to [$175 in a Best Buy deal that is typical of the favorite American gadget retailer]2 (Best Buy is appropriately named for a reason) -- though the deal only remained for a few weeks. The $174.99 price deal [remained through July 9th], but ascended back to its retail price afterward. If you think $175 is the sweet spot, Microsoft is back to provide yet another chance to grab the Microsoft Band 2 for the same price: $174.99.
This deal, as with all the $175 deals before it, comes with one major caveat: it will only remain in place until October 16th, which means you have one entire month left and a few days before the price goes back to being up in the air. In case you're interested and wondering just what the Band 2 can offer you, you're looking at features in the fitness band that include additional tiles, increased notification controls, an even more challenging Microsoft Health app that lets you win achievements and do some social media bragging, guided workouts, a tournament golf tournament mode, and Cortana voice integration, weight tracking and a GPS Power Saver Mode, heart rate zones that encourage healthy exercise levels, an Explore tile that serves as a one-stop exercise shop for all your fitness tracking needs when on a favorite mountain trail, and a new Microsoft Health app for Windows 10 devices.
It's not hard to see that the Microsoft Band 2 is a highly functional fitness band, far more functional than most fitness bands on the market (including Fitbit fitness bands) - which may explain its now $175 price tag. Well, if you want a fitness band that can do more than just track your steps, calories, and distance, and you're a believer in the inevitable truth that "you get what you pay for," then this latest $175 deal is just for you. Head on over to the Microsoft Store to take advantage of this deal while supplies last.