Why, yes I do covet the new Microsoft Band.
The new Microsoft Band is a sleeker, curvier fitness tracker an Ars Technica article about version 2 of the Microsoft Band.
I have the first generation Band and I absolutely love it with only a few minor complaints. All of which Microsoft has seemed to address with version 2. I credit the MS Band with helping to get into a healthier lifestyle because it adds some accountability to exercise and sleep habits. Both of which I am tracking on a regular basis. I also like the idea, as a developer, on the Microsoft stack that I can add my own applications to it (not sure if application is the correct term but it works for the purpose of this post).
At some point, before this year ends, I plan to build a simple application and put up a little tutorial on this site about the process.