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The Microsoft logo is seen at their offices in Bucharest March 20, 2013. Reuters/Bogdan Cristel

Microsoft Band, the smartwatch cum fitness wearable gadget from the Redmond giant was made available for purchase at the end of October in the U.S. However, by late November, the Microsoft Band was totally sold out online and physical stores of Microsoft. Speculations are rife that new units of the wearable tech are going to arrive this weekend.

According to Windows Central, physical Microsoft Stores may start selling the Microsoft Band by Jan. 3. The source claims that one of the employees of the stores had received a new alert that suggests that new Microsoft Band inventory will arrive by Jan. 3. The leaked memo also states that in order to meet intended surge in traffic during the weekend, physical outlets of Microsoft will receive extra Microsoft Band units on Jan. 2.

PhoneArena reports that the wearable tech from Microsoft is immensely popular even though it is not known as to how many units of the device may have been purchased by the customers. Rumors claim that Microsoft had started off with low number of Band units as few as 5000 devices because of which it may have sold out quickly. PhoneArena says that Microsoft claims that it has sold more units of the wearable gadget but does not reveal the exact numbers.

In the previous month, IBTimes had reported that new stocks of Microsoft Band will arrive in early 2015. In December, Microsoft had prompted interested buyers to register their email address to get notified on the availability of the device.

The Microsoft Band supports multiple operating system platforms like Windows Phone 8.1, Android Jelly Bean 4.3 or higher and iOS 7.1 or higher. By pairing with devices running on Windows Phone, users can make the most of the Cortana voice-assistant. There are numerous features on the gadget such as heart rate monitor, a sensor for recording the temperature of the skin, GPS, accelerometer, Bluetooth v4.0 and two 100 mAh batteries. When connected with a smartphone through Bluetooth, Microsoft Band users can view text messages, alerts and caller ID on its display.

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