Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella Gestures As He Speaks At The Company's  "Build" Conference.
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella gestures as he speaks at the company's "build" conference in San Francisco in this file photo taken April 2, 2014. Microsoft Corp's new Chief Executive Satya Nadella likes to boast that Bing is growing and powers 30 percent of the Internet search market, making it a worthy competitor to Google Inc. Reuters/Robert Galbraith

According to recent reports, the much-appreciated wearable gadget "Microsoft Band" will not be re-stocked until early 2015. Notably, this gadget sets the buyers back by only $199.99 at the official Microsoft Store.

It is worth mentioning that the Microsoft Band has been out-of-stock at the Microsoft Store since late November. Initial rumours stated that, the Redmond headquartered company manufactured only 5000 units to test the waters. And because of this limited availability, the Band became an instant sell-out, when the gadget was launched. But then the company firmly rebuffed the aforesaid claim and stated that it sold more units than the quoted number. Even though the company did not reveal the exact number of sold units, it stated the following "beyond the numbers suggested to date."

Therefore, readers who are planning to buy the Microsoft Band as a holiday gift may have to wait longer. On the other hand, interested buyers can leave their email addresses with the link provided on the Microsoft Store page. Doing so, Microsoft will notify the user when the gadget becomes available, says Phone Arena.

Readers should also note that upon ordering the Microsoft Band from the Microsoft Store (online), buyers will get a $5 Starbucks gift card in addition to a two-week trial from Gold's Gym. When it comes to key features, the band comes with a minimalistic design that integrates both health and fitness features. This gadget can be used to monitor heart rate, step counter, skin temperature and UV rays. Moreover, the device houses an accelerometer, GPS, ambient light sensor, microphone and gyrometer. Plus, health conscious users can keep track of burnt calories and sleep quality as well. Aside from tracking the fitness and health metrics, the gadget also supports Guided Workouts, notes Windows Phone site.

Microsoft says the Band can provide up to 48 hours of battery life under moderate usage, thanks to the housed dual Li-ion 100 mAh polymer batteries. Plus, this gear reportedly takes less than 1.5 hours to charge from 0 percent to 100 percent. With respect to main specifications, the Microsoft Band features a 1.4-inch TFT full-colour display, bundled with 320 x 106 pixels resolution. Lastly, the Band has dust and water-splash resistant exterior.

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