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Looks like Microsoft was working on a Band 3 after all

Leaked images of the presumed-cancelled Microsoft Band 3 have appeared online.

The purported prototype peeks out its head less than two weeks after Microsoft said it was discontinuing the Band 2 and would not be replacing it any time soon.

The pictures come courtesy of a poster on the Windows Central forums and appear to show an unreleased Microsoft Band-a-like.

According to the leaker, the prototype band has a swim tracker, blood pressure monitor, built-in EKG and also RFID support.

Related: Microsoft Band 2 review

While the overall design looks to be much the same as the Band 2, it looks like Microsoft tweaked the clasp design somewhat.

Band 3 proto

Why Microsoft isn’t going ahead and releasing a device it obviously put a lot of time into enhancing remains to be seen.

As Windows Central points out, the Band team has moved onto other projects so perhaps Microsoft just didn’t want the continued hassle of supporting a third device in the series when the previous two had not proved successful.

Would you like to have seen this device given a chance to prove its worth? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

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