Sunday, October 11, 2015

Sensors used in the latest Microsoft Band - 2

The new Microsoft Band has a very comprehensive set of sensors in addition to a Haptic vibration motor.

Here is a listing from Microsoft site;
  • Optical heart rate sensor
  • 3-axis accelerometer/gyro
  • Gyrometer
  • GPS
  • Ambient light sensor
  • Skin temperature sensor
  • UV sensor
  • Capacitive sensor
  • Galvanic skin response
  • Microphone
  • Barometer
What is Haptic?
It is also known as Tactile or touch sensitivity. You feel a vibration if some attention is needed, for example. In the case of Microsoft Band it can alert you to messages and such. If it bothers you, it can be turned-off from Settings (DoNotDisturb setting).
Microsoft Band Video:
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