Ready to pick up a Microsoft Band 2? It may be able to start your car in the future, which may be a good reason to pick one up. At the same time, however, there’s another reason closer to Microsoft’s heart regarding why you should trade in your Apple Watch: Microsoft wants to gain the reputation that its Band 2 stole Apple Watch customers. That’s right: despite Apple’s latest entrance into the smartwatch game with the Apple Watch, Microsoft sees the Apple Watch as the smartwatch with which to compete and beat.
The latest trade-in values for the Apple Watch as opposed to all other smart bands and smartwatches is lopsidedly in favor of the fruit devices. While trading in the Fitbit Charge HR can get you “as much as $75,” trading in Samsung’s Gear S from 2014 will give you nothing above $35, and trading in Microsoft’s first-gen. Band from last year will provide no more than $35, trading in an Apple Watch can net you anywhere from $150 to $250.00. Of course, the price difference here is based on whether you get the Apple Watch Sport, the entry-level smartwatch, or the intermediate-level Apple Watch ($200). If you pick up the Apple Watch with Milanese Loop, you can get as much as $250.00. If you’re trading in a Sony SmartBand 2, a Nike FuelBand, Sony Smartwatch 2, or any other Samsung smartwatch outside of the Gear S, don’t think about it.
Go here to check out your smartwatch or smart fitness band’s trade-in value. Don’t be surprised if you walk away disappointed.