In the biggest trade-in program to launch for Apple’s wearable since the product’s original public introduction, Microsoft will this week begin allowing Apple Watch customers to trade-in their own models of the wrist wearable, in return for receiving a hefty discount off Microsoft Band 2.
The company’s smart band – that will soon work with Volvo’s new line of automotive offerings in true Knight Rider style, is itself available to buy online for $249.99.
Those who may have been eyeing up Microsoft’s notification and health tracker band with the intention of switching to it, (and who already own an Apple Watch), now have a second option though: Trading-in their existing Apple Watch to receive almost the full price off the wearable, (that currently comes with 3-months “Premium” subscription to MyFitnessPal) – in return.
To get the full price off Microsoft Band 2, you will first have to give up your Apple Watch 38mm Stainless Steel Case with Milanese Loop. That’s about the only model that the company is currently prepared to give you “as much as” $250 for.
Meanwhile those with either an Apple Watch Sport 38mm Silver Aluminum Case with Blue Sport Band, or Apple Watch 42mm Stainless Steel Case with White Sport Band – should be able to receive anywhere between $150-$200 for their trade-in(s).