Microsoft is killing off one of its most popular products

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Microsoft has confirmed it is killing off its popular fitness tracker, the Microsoft Band.

The company’s wearable gadget was suddenly removed from its official online store on Monday, in a move which is likely to spell the end for the product.

Following months of speculation, tech site ZDNet spotted that the Microsoft Band and the Microsoft Band 2 are no longer listed on the site, with a number of accessories to the Band also being removed.

Anyone who still wants to buy a Microsoft Band can do so from third party retailers.

Last month, it had been reported that the Microsoft Band 2 could be the last following both mixed reviews and sales from customers.

Meanwhile, other reports claim that a team working on linking the device with Windows 10 has now been moved to work on other projects.

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In a statement released on Monday, Microsoft confirmed that that it has no plans to release another Band this year and that its existing stock of Band 2 has been sold.

“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.”

First launched in 2014, the Microsoft Band is able to track activity and sleeping habits, allowing them to monitor their workouts and overall wellbeing.

 

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