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Want a Microsoft Band 2 discount? Trade in your old Fitbit

Microsoft Band 2
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Microsoft just announced the Band 2, the company's second attempt at a wearable, and it looks to be a much better fit for your wrist than the original with a gorgeous AMOLED display and better design. But it doesn't come cheap.

In fact it's near smartwatch-level pricing – in the UK it costs £199 but the original was also expensive at £169.

But if you live in the UK and you've got another fitness wearable to trade in you'll be able to get a discount from the Microsoft store

Cheaper fitness

You can trade in your Microsoft Band for a discount of £70 off the new version. You can also trade in a Fitbit (that originally cost £99 or more) for a £50 discount or any other smartwatch or wearable (that cost £89 or more) for £40.

At the moment it's a UK exclusive deal on the Microsoft Store and there's no word for the US.

You can use the website to claim the money back on a pre-order - you just need to sign up, send it in and wait to receive your reward.

James Peckham

James is Senior Phones Editor for TechRadar, and he has covered smartphones for the best part of a decade bringing you news on all the big announcements from top manufacturers making mobile phones. James is often testing out and reviewing the latest and greatest mobile phones, smartwatches, tablets, virtual reality headsets, fitness trackers and more. He has also worked on other leading tech brands, such as T3 and Gizmodo UK, as well as appearing as an expert on TV and radio for the BBC and other publications. Be sure to follow him on Twitter for all the latest smartphone news.


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