This year's Australian Tough Mudder endurance obstacle races kick off over the weekend in southeast Queensland, and four more events are being run later in the year in New South Wales and Victoria. Microsoft is an unlikely sponsor of this year's event, with the new Microsoft Band giving entrants bespoke guided workouts to train for the event.
The $379.99 Microsoft Band 2's integrated Microsoft Health app will be updated with new Guided Workouts developed by Tough Mudder staff in Australia, and the gadgetmaker best known for Windows and Xbox is also discounting its fitness-tracking wearable by $70 for the next week.
In JB Hi-Fi, Harvey Norman, Rebel Sport stores and Microsoft's own Sydney store, the Microsoft Band 2 is $309.99 until May 8. I wrote last year about how surprised I was that the Samsung Gear S2 survived Tough Mudder. This year, the Microsoft Band might be in the same boat. [Microsoft]