Microsoft Launches Apple Watch Trade-In Program

Microsoft Launches Apple Watch Trade-In Program

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Microsoft has launched an Apple Watch trade-in program in hopes that customers will switch from the Apple Watch to the new Microsoft Band 2.

The company is offering "as much as" $150 for the Apple Watch Sport 38MM Silver Aluminum Case - Blue Sport Band model, $200 for the Apple Watch 42MM Stainless Steel Case - White Sport Band model, and $250 for the Apple Watch 38MM Stainless Steel Case - Milanese Loop model. The retail prices for those models range from $349 to $649.

The Microsoft Band 2 offers tracking of heart rate, calorie burn, and sleep quality and tracking for running, biking, golf, and other activities. It lets you receive email, text, calendar, and call alerts on the go and features 11 sensors, including GPS, UV monitor, and barometer.

Would you ever consider using a Microsoft Band 2 instead of an Apple Watch? Let us know why or why not in the comments!

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Microsoft Launches Apple Watch Trade-In Program

almclm - January 18, 2016 at 6:05am
You're not being quite accurate there. The Band 2 is effectively a firt generation device. You're forgetting that the Band was released more as a prototype and wasn't expected to sell - which was why, originally, it was only available in limited numbers in the US. MS was surprised by the uptake which resulted in production restarting and the eventual release in the UK. The beta isn't the first gen device - the public release version is.
Think about what adds up - January 18, 2016 at 1:45pm
What I'm saying is this is a band two compared to the first generation Apple Watch. It's an unfair comparison because 2ns generation devices or later usually fix the problems if the first device. If you were comparing the Apple Watch 2 to a band 2 is would make sense and I may believe you like that.
almclm - January 20, 2016 at 2:00am
You clearly have difficulty comprehending what is being said. Just because the Band 2 has the number 2 in it's name doesn't mean it's a 2nd generation device. The original Band wasn't originally intended to be a production device - it was more a limited public beta. Look at it factually and objectively - release was originally only limited numbers and in one location. It was only public demand that had it opened up more than that. If you said the same thing about the Watch I'd be agreeing with you, but Apple released it as a full-blown, global public release. The Watch and Band 2 are both 1st generation devices
Think about what adds up - January 20, 2016 at 2:05am
So you're basically saying that no matter what number is being used on any devices, it still means it's still a first generation device even though it clearly has big changes by how it's made? That's so smart of you! Well thought out.
Think about what adds up - January 18, 2016 at 3:25am
I've used both and my Apple Watch did a perfect job. Not as poor, but better than I expected from it. Keep in mind that the second one isn't released yet and you're comparing s first gen device to a second gem from another company.
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