Microsoft Band 2 is officially in the works

Microsoft COO Kevin Turner has confirmed the company is working on a new version of its platform agnostic Microsoft Band fitness tracker.

During a speech at the WPC conference on Wednesday, Turner said Redmond was “working on v2 and beyond.”

While he failed to elaborate further (via Winbeta), those folks holding back buying Microsoft’s first ever wearable device can now wait for the sequel with a little more confidence.

Indeed, it’ll probably be worth it. The first iteration of the Microsoft Band, although promising and innovative in many ways, certainly has plenty that could be improved upon.

Despite packing a bright and easy to read screen, the ability to set custom workouts and the consistent experience across multiple mobile platforms it earned only a 6/10 score in our recent 2015 review.

It fell down as it was deemed “ugly and uncomfortable to wear,” while reviewing progress during tracking was a little fiddly.

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News of a second Band wasn’t all the executive had to say at Microsoft’s annual Worldwide Partner Conference.  Turner also revealed (via Slashgear) Microsoft is working on “a few killer devices” for its Lumia platform.

That would tie into reports last week suggesting Microsoft is planning to significantly trim its Lumia line-up to as few as new six devices in 2016.

Last week the firm wrote off an astonishing $7.6 billion in losses from the failed Nokia acquisition, which also resulted in 7,800 job losses.