The Microsoft Band Is Dead

Seems like it’s Take Out The Trash Day in the land of mediocre tech. Presto is dead, Meerkat is dead, and now it looks like Microsoft is killing off its unloved activity tracker as well. Listings for the Microsoft Band 2 in the company’s Aussie online store — recently discounted by a pretty fair margin — now point to nowhere, and there’s no trace of the tracker at one of Microsoft’s major retail partners either.

Online store pages for the Microsoft Band 2 at both the Microsoft Store and at JB Hi-Fi have been removed, although Microsoft’s other local partners Rebel and Harvey Norman still have store pages up and running. Finding a retail store with stock of the tracker at either, though, seems impossible.

Microsoft supplied a statement to ZDNet that said that the company has sold all the Band 2 stock it produced, with no plans to manufacture more or release another Band this year: “We have sold through our existing Band 2 inventory and have no plans to release another Band device this year. We remain committed to supporting our Microsoft Band 2 customers through Microsoft Stores and our customer support channels and will continue to invest in the Microsoft Health platform, which is open to all hardware and apps partners across Windows, iOS, and Android devices.”

Gizmodo has contacted Microsoft in Australia for comment.

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