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It’s finally a whole lot easier to buy a Microsoft Band

by Jacob Kleinman | March 17, 2015March 17, 2015 6:00 pm EST

The Microsoft Band is a unique device. It’s one of the best fitness trackers on the market and it features cross-platform support for Android, iOS and Windows Phone. Until today, buying one for yourself hasn’t exactly been easy, but now the company is expanding to a bunch of U.S. stores and beyond.

In the U.S., you’ll be able to pick up a Microsoft Band from Amazon, Best Buy or Target beginning Tuesday. It’s also still available directly from Microsoft. The company says it has already ramped up shipments to meet new demand, so hopefully the device won’t sell out too quickly this time.

Additionally, Microsoft is expanding globally with a launch in the United Kingdom. The company sees England as a potentially huge market for its fitness-tracking band, though the device won’t arrive there until April 15. It’s set to cost £169.99 at Microsoft Stores, and will also be available from Amazon UK, Curry’s PC World, Dixons Travel, Harrods and O2.

If you’re looking for a fitness tracking device the Microsoft Band is a solid choice. Sure it costs a little extra, but the fact that it doubles as a smartwatch should win most people over. Our one big reservation is its bulky design, and we can’t help but wonder if a sleeker second-generation model is right around the corner.

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Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...