Microsoft’s most optimistic promo offers $250 for Apple Watch trade in

Microsoft has revealed a new promotion in the United States, which enables folks to trade in their wearable device towards a Microsoft Band 2 fitness tracker.

The firm will accept a range of wearables, from the likes of Fitbit, Garmin, Sony and Nike, but the big prize will be the Apple Watch.

For those who splashed out on $649 on an Apple Watch 38MM Stainless Steel Case with a Milanese Loop less than a year ago, they can get “as much as” $250 back to spend on Microsoft’s new wearable.

If you’ve got an Apple Watch Sport, you might get lucky with as much as $100 for your 9 month old piece of expensive consumer technology.

Well, that’s hopeful at best, ridiculous at worst.

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However, if you’ve a slightly less valuable to trade in, Microsoft will give you ten bucks for a Nike FuelBand or $75 for a Fitness Charge HR.

The trade-ins are being handled by Cexchange, which perhaps explains the miserly nature of the offers.

Microsoft’s retooled tracker is certainly a step up from its predecessor, but as our review last month pointed out, still needs work to be considered great.

Our 7/10 score accounted for the great screen, newly-added barometer, easy set-up and customisable workouts.

It was marked down for the poor iOS and Android app support, it’s expensive price tag and the sub-par battery life.