Looking for a quicker way to get the Microsoft Band 2 in the UK?

microsoft band 2 ukMicrosoft Band 2, the second-generation fitness tracker, has been announced at an event in New York on October 6 together with the new Lumia 950, Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book.

The Microsoft Band 2 is powered by Microsoft Health, and tracks heart rate, steps, calorie burn, and sleep quality. It also helps with email previews and calendar alerts.

The updates of this highly popular wearable gadget include a curved AMOLED display that will help it conform more naturally to the wrist, and new additional sensors that detect and measure physical exercise, such as going up and down stairs.

The battery has moved underneath instead of hugging the band’s sides, making the strap feel smoother.

The highly anticipated Microsoft Band 2 was only released in the U.S. and a select number of other countries at the launch event.  A release date for UK has been announced as late November with Microsoft currently taking pre-orders at £200, or $249.99 USD.

You could queue-jump thanks to Big Apple Buddy, a new shopping concierge service in New York.

This service was founded with the mission to bridge this gap in cross-border shopping, giving a chance to anyone in the world to access the latest tech products directly from the U.S.

Microsoft fans in UK have the opportunity to pre-order the Microsoft Band 2 immediately through Big Apple Buddy today. The company has partnered up with reliable shipping carriers, Fedex, UPS and DHL, meaning customers can receive their new gadget in as little as a week once Microsoft begins fulfilling orders.

microsoft band 2The process looks to be extremely easy – consumers simply tell the company what they would like to buy from America and then they will have their product personally sourced and shipped to their doorstep.

The New York startup has already developed a loyal client-base in over 60 countries around the world. Their clientele are mainly professionals, who simply want the latest products quickly and hassle-free.

When you order your products through Big Apple Buddy, the say that

you will experience a completely personalised and seamless shopping experience.”

The company handles the entire process for the client from order to delivery. They will source the item as quickly as possible, check and repackage the goods upon arrival at their facility, prepare all necessary customs documentation and have the parcel safely shipped to your doorstep.

All costs are set out in a free quote with a minimum service fee of $40 per order. The service fee covers all the leg work the company does for its clients, including discount negotiations, packaging, shipping and providing personalised product and shopping advice.

I’ve not used this service personally but, if this seems something you want to learn more about, please visit www.bigapplebuddy.com.