Microsoft Band available for pre-order to those who signed up for e-mail notification

microsoft-band-sold-outMicrosoft Band was never released to the masses like most other Microsoft products. For one reason or another, the Redmond software giant decided to use the Band as sort of a “live beta test” for its machine learning business. The Band was available in super-limited quantities online and in Microsoft’s physical stores as the company likely wanted to quietly introduce the fitness wearable before committing to a large-scale release that can actually compete with market leaders such as FitBit.

The one thing Microsoft could not anticipate was how popular the Band would get in such short time-frame and it caused the device to sell out within hours of its release in the fall of 2014.

Well, now it appears that Microsoft is getting ready to ship more Bands as the company is starting to take pre-orders online, and those who signed up for the e-mail notification “when product is back in stock” will be the first in line.

Microsoft is currently sending e-mails to all who signed up to get notified when Microsoft Band is back in stock, and in this e-mail there will be a special link where you can place the order. Make sure to check your e-mail and your Junk folder in case it ended up there.

The catch – you can only order one Band (there is a quantity limit in place) and the wearable device is still only available to folks in the U.S. The shipment date is currently set to March 17 and the price is still $199.

Please note Microsoft has now taken the “Notify me” link off the Band order page that is available to the general public.

We expect this to be the first of many product re-stocks and hope the Band will be available in more markets as the demand for it is strong world-wide.

Today's online stock of Microsoft Band sells out in 15 minutes!

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The Microsoft Band has been back in stock today for online orders, but sadly it sold out again and this time in 15 minutes to consumers on first-come first-serve basis! We don’t know how many Microsoft Bands were brought back in stock today, but we’ve reported earlier that it would be a limited number once again.

Microsoft Band has been in short supply since the  initial launch and due to this, many people are selling them on eBay for rather high prices-some of them upwards of $500.

Microsoft stores are taking down names to notify consumers when the Band becomes available again, but we’ve heard reports that these lists are endless as many consumers are eagerly waiting for Microsoft’s new wearable device.

Must read: How Many Bands Did Microsoft Have at Launch? Would You Believe 5,000?

Microsoft has reported earlier that they will be receiving regular shipments of the Band throughout the holiday season, but we don’t know if these will be in large quantities so we suggest you order as soon as the option becomes available.  We will keep you posted if any new regarding new shipments comes in so stay tuned.