The Microsoft Band is all but officially dead. It looks like Redmond has pulled the product from its online store, as well as removed the SDK from the developer site. The same report also claims to have heard that the team that was trying to bring the wearable to Windows 10 has been disbanded.
Microsoft only released two versions of its wearable, neither of which met with much success. The Band 2 face severe quality issues, with the band splitting and breaking within a short period of time. Later versions of the fitness and fixed the problem, but the damage seems to have already been done.
In all fairness, Microsoft boss Satya Nadella’s direction for the company leaves devices as a supporting player. Nadella looks to be phasing out a large portion of former CEO Steve Ballmer’s hardware initiatives, with the Lumia brand also getting the chop.
With that being said, the company issued a statement to the effect of saying it has not completely abandoned wearables. This may just be PR talk for allowing the Microsoft Band 2 to die a natural death, but there is a chance that company is working to get its software onto other wearables.
[Source: Ars Technica]