Microsoft is in the wearable game and supporting Android. Here's a first look

Last night – in a somewhat bungled outing, no less – Microsoft officially joined the wearable market with the Microsoft Band. More a fitness band with benefits than a smartwatch, the Band is perhaps best compared with the Samsung Gear Fit that launched earlier this year. The big news for us is, is Android support. Through the Microsoft Health app for Android – also for iOS, Mac and Windows – you can pair your Band with your favorite smartphone.

We haven't seen it yet, but our buddy, Daniel Rubino, over at Windows Central sure has, and he's unboxed it and given it a thorough hands-on.

So grab a beverage and check that out up top. There's going to be a lot of coverage of the Microsoft Band coming out of Windows Central in the coming days and weeks, so definitely keep an eye on that if it interests you. At some point we'll probably bully Dan into doing some more Android specific coverage, too. We'll certainly try.