Live near a Microsoft retail store? You may want to check it out today, as Microsoft has announced that it will be hosting fitness-focused events to celebrate the launch of the Microsoft Band. If you need more motivation, the software maker has mentioned that it will also be conducting giveaways and raffles. In addition, you can get hands-on with the new fitness tracker.
Bungie and Activision scored a big sales hit in September with their long awaited sci-fi shooter Destiny and Wednesday they announced that the first of two planned expansion packs for the game, The Dark Below, will be released for the Xbox One and Xbox 360, among other platforms, on December 9 for $19.99.
You can now order the Microsoft Band from the Microsoft Store. The new fitness tracker and notification hub can sync with your Windows Phone, Android or iPhone. It can be yours right now for $199.99.
Tonight, Microsoft unveiled their new health and fitness device dubbed Microsoft Band. You can now order it online in the US or pick it up at your local Microsoft Store starting Thursday, October 30 for $199.
How did Microsoft get to this point of entering in the brave new world of smart wearables? More importantly, what is it that they can bring to the table that other companies have not?
Luckily, Microsoft has answers for us. The company has unabashedly shared a massive 3,000-word essay about the Microsoft Band story, including its conception and development.
We're still digesting all the information that has just been shared about the Microsoft Band, but there's one feature that seems really cool. You can pay for stuff at Starbucks using the Microsoft Band. We don't have the Band yet, but this is going to be one of the first things we're going to try out. Want to know how to load your Starbucks Card on your Microsoft Band? Read on for the 5 simple steps.
Microsoft has just announced their new fitness wearable the Band and a new platform to go along with it. Microsoft Health is a new health and fitness platform from Microsoft that will use the power of the cloud to help you live a healthier life. A new blog post from Microsoft details some of the cool features available on Health.
Microsoft has just announced the Microsoft Band and Microsoft Health. The Microsoft Band is a fitness tracking wearable that goes on sale tomorrow for $199. You can pick it up on your local Microsoft Store or online at the Microsoft Store website. Microsoft Health is a new cloud-based service that runs the numbers from the data collected by the Microsoft Band.
Microsoft has a fitness tracker coming out very soon called the Microsoft Band. We're expecting an official announcement in the near future. We've already seen the official companion apps, called Microsoft Health, in the Windows Phone Store, Google Play Store and Apple App Store. Here's what we've been able to piece together about the Microsoft Band.
While it was first announced in July during Microsoft's first wave of its planned 18,000 employee layoffs, the company finally closed the doors on its Santa Monica, California-based Xbox Entertainment Studios today. It was originally launched in 2012 to bring new television content to the Xbox One and other Microsoft outlets.
We just saw the official Microsoft Band sync app for Mac, which gave us our first look at Microsoft's fitness tracker. Now we're seeing a new Microsoft Health app on Windows Phone, Android and iOS. These apps allow you to personalize your Microsoft Band and offer fitness tracking thanks to the wearable.
An app called 'Microsoft Band Sync' was just spotted in the Apple Mac App Store and looks to be the companion app for Microsoft's rumored wearable. We're expecting Microsoft to announce some kind of wearable within the coming weeks. Forbes recently reported that the fitness-oriented band would be coming out shortly. And just last week the device appeared to have passed FCC approval.
One of the year's biggest exclusive Xbox One games launched this week: Sunset Overdrive. We went all out for it, providing an early review and hosting a multiplayer Twitch stream on launch day. We even have a review of the Sunset Overdrive white Xbox One console coming up on Thursday.
Awesome though Sunset Overdrive is, we still have one major Xbox One exclusive to look forward to in the weeks ahead: Halo: the Master Chief Collection. You can count on Windows Central for plenty of excellent Master Chief Collection coverage, including two Twitch preview events!
Our first Master Chief Collection Twitch stream starts at Twitch.tv/Eastxtwitch tonight at 8pm Central (9pm Eastern/6pm Pacific). Join us for a first glimpse at missions from Halo and Halo 2 running on Xbox One. We're also giving away some great prizes, so this is one stream you won't want to miss!
Update: The Stream is over. Thanks to all the cool people who joined us and congrats to the winners!
The official Bing Rewards app for Windows Phone has picked up an update. Bing Rewards provides credits to you every time you do a search through Bing. You can redeem those credits towards cool prizes like Microsoft gift cards, Amazon gift cards, Starbucks gift cards and other prizes. The official app on Windows Phone launched in June and was met with some initial criticism. The Bing Rewards app was just a web wrapper at the time, but today's update changes that.
Costume Quest 2 and How to Survive: Storm Warning Edition are both now available for Xbox One. In Costume Quest 2 you once again you take on the role of either Wren or Reynold on a quest to collect candy and awesome costumes. However, Dr. Orel White is doing whatever it takes to banish Halloween forever.
Meanwhile, the much darker How to Survive: Storm Warning Edition throws you back on a zombie infested archipelago and forces you to not only survive the infestation but other natural disasters. Read on for Store links and our exclusive How to Survive gameplay video!
What happens when an Xbox One and laptop get together? You end up with an Xbox One (and Xbox 360) inside a laptop. That's what hacker Edward Zarick did with his new Xbook Duo, which puts an Xbox 360 AND Xbox One into a laptop-like chassis.
A quick heads up for Brits looking for a great deal on a new Xbox One, Argos might have the thing for you. For a limited time – until November 4 to be precise – you can snag the Kinect-less console complete with FIFA 15, Forza Horizon 2 and The Evil Within for just £359.99. That's a saving of £85 over the separate selling price of each at the retailer.
Battlefield Hardline has a new release date. The game was originally slated to come out this month, but EA decided to give the game more time in development after lackluster feedback during a recent public beta. You can now look forward to playing Battlefield Hardline on your Xbox One or gaming system of choice in March of 2015.
FOX Sports GO is now available for Windows Phone. The FOX Sports GO app for Windows Phone went under our radar when it quietly appeared in the Windows Phone Store last week. It's been available on Windows 8.1 since earlier this year, although that version suffers from horrible user reviews. Let's see how the Windows Phone version stacks up.
New stats from Kantar WorldPanel reveal that Windows Phone sales have seen a slight decline for the three months to September 2014.
The Kantar numbers, while not dramatic, reflect two aspects of the current Windows Phone ecosystem: lack of new phones and a substantial portfolio from the competition, including new iPhones.