Microsoft Band vs Mio Link

Microsoft Band Mio Link

Basic Info

Wear TypeWristbandWristband

Activity & Fitness

Activity Yes YesBoth track daily activity
Calories Yes NoMicrosoft Band provides estimated calorie burned data
Sleep Yes NoMicrosoft Band monitors your sleep pattern
Heart Rate / Pulse Yes YesBoth have built in heart rate sensor
Distance Yes NoAccurate running or walking distance tracking with Microsoft Band
Steps Yes NoMicrosoft Band tracks and measures your steps
Stairs / Floors No NoBoth don't have elevation feature
Exercise Tagging Yes NoOnly Microsoft Band provides exercise tagging
Smart Coach Yes NoMicrosoft Band provides real time fitness coaching
Goal Setting Yes NoSet and keep your own daily or weekly goals with Microsoft Band
Inactivity Alertn/an/aBoth don't have inactivity alerts

Additional Features

GPS Yes NoMicrosoft Band has GPS support
Compassn/an/aBoth don't have a compass
Watch / Clock Yes NoOnly Microsoft Band has a watch
Alarm Clock Yes NoMicrosoft Band has a alarm clock
Reminders Yes NoMicrosoft Band has a reminder option
Stopwatch Yes NoMicrosoft Band has a stopwatch
Music Playbackn/an/aBoth don't have music playback
ReportsActivity, SleepActivity

Smartphone Remote Features

Notifications Yes NoIf you get a phone notification, Microsoft Band make an alert for you
Caller ID Yes NoMicrosoft Band can notify you who is calling
Music Control Yes NoMicrosoft Band allows control smartphone music player
Call Controln/an/aBoth don't have call control
Camera Controln/an/aBoth don't have camera control
Find Phonen/an/aBoth don't have a find phone feature


Duration2 days30 daysMio Link battery life is about 15.0 times longer
Battery Typen/an/a

Physical Specs

Weather Resistance Yes Yes
Waterproof No Yes
IP Ratingn/an/a
Weight60 grams297 gramsMicrosoft Band is 237.0 g lighter

User Interface

Display YesLED Lights
Display Sizen/an/a
Screen Resolution n/a n/a
Color Displayn/an/a
Touch Screenn/an/a


Android Yes YesBoth compatible with Android devices
iOS Yes YesBoth compatible iOS devices
OS X/Mac Yes NoMicrosoft Band compatibles with MacBooks and iMacs
Windows Phone Yes NoMicrosoft Band compatibles with a range of Windows Phone devices
Windows Yes NoMicrosoft Band allows you to locate your phone
Web Portal Yes NoMicrosoft Band allows you upload and view data on the online portal
Social Featuresn/an/aBoth don't have social features


Bluetooth Yes YesBoth have Bluetooth data transfer technology
Wi-Fi No NoBoth don't have Wi-Fi connection
NFC No NoBoth don't have NFC connectivity
ANT+ No YesOnly Mio Link has ANT+ wireless technology
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Microsoft Band

Mio Link