[James Vincent | The Verge]

Last year, when The Verge’s Lauren Goode reviewed the Microsoft Band 2 she posed the question: “Why, exactly, has Microsoft made another fitness tracker?” It seems the company has been asking itself the very same question, with signs suggesting it will be discontinuing the product line this  year. ZDNet reports that sources say the company disbanded the team that was trying to get the Band to run Windows 10 (it currently works on its own firmware), and that there is no intention to release a new Band this year. When asked about Microsoft’s official plans for the product, a spokesperson told ZDNet:

“We continue to invest and innovate in the Microsoft Health platform, which is open to all hardware and apps partners across Windows, iOS, and Android devices. We also continue to sell Microsoft Band 2 and remain deeply committed to supporting our customers and exploring the wearables space.”

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