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A month ago I walked into a Verizon store with two friends. I bought a Lumia Icon. My friends bought an iPhone and an Android. We have these paid for by work and were told to do nothing that would void warrantees. Would anybody care to comment on which of the three of us bought the least compatible phone for the Microsoft Band? Just curious if my guess is right. Which two of the three of us bought the phones that CAN work with the Microsoft Band without installing anything that affects the warrantee? Which one of us has the only phone with an OS that cannot fulfill that? Any takers? Anybody? I'm sure this forum is full of folks who would love to take a guess. Windows fans and all...

Believe me...Im very patient. Is not urgent for me to get the band. But there are some things about Microsoft marketing that I will never understand. One example...Surface.

A month ago I walked into a Verizon store with two friends. I bought a Lumia Icon. My friends bought an iPhone and an Android. We have these paid for by work and were told to do nothing that would void warrantees. Would anybody care to comment on which of the three of us bought the least compatible phone for the Microsoft Band? Just curious if my guess is right. Which two of the three of us bought the phones that CAN work with the Microsoft Band without installing anything that affects the warrantee? Which one of us has the only phone with an OS that cannot fulfill that? Any takers? Anybody? I'm sure this forum is full of folks who would love to take a guess. Windows fans and all...

Maybe, just maybe it is very expensive to launch internationally. Also, when you slip out news at night about a new product that will launch the following morning, its pretty hard to gauge the demand. In fact, it is hard to gauge the demand for any new product regardless of hype, but with literally a few hours from announcement to launch, how do you honestly believe they will know how people will react to the product? They aren't mind readers, and they must be cautious when entering a new device market. It will go international, go breathe a little, and remember that just over 24 hours ago, your life was perfectly fine without the knowledge that this device even existed. I promise you that you will be fine! Patients is a virtue.

In alot of cases this is true... But I have a screen protector and it is very sturdy... but when I am going to do something like type or so, I my flip it around...  Time will tell what adjustments I or others make... but I am really trying to take the approach that this devices works for me.. Not me work for it...  I have a screen protector and the Microsoft Complete warranty... I want to wear this and not pay any attention to the fact that I am wearing it.. Meaning no constant adjustments and babying...  It is designed for the active person... So wearing it to wear it is kinda overkill... I love that I get 2 days battery and I will try my best to keep it that way...

Again, it works for me... not me it.  I want to reap the benefits of its well design, sturdyness, and overall usefulness. 

This was an awesome launch, even if it was limited. I so hope Microsoft makes announce and launch immediately the norm. That would beat even Apple, if they could pull it off with phones. Even launch first (and immediately) at the MS Stores, followed by carrier availability a week to ten days later would be awesome.

Verizon's role in that failure (charging a full price data plan for a phone not designed to take advantage of that) cannot be ignored.  Reviews said Kin wasn't necessarily a bad product, but Verizon's lack of flexibility in their plan structure doomed it. 

A month ago I walked into a Verizon store with two friends. I bought a Lumia Icon. My friends bought an iPhone and an Android. We have these paid for by work and were told to do nothing that would void warrantees. Would anybody care to comment on which of the three of us bought the least compatible phone for the Microsoft Band? Just curious if my guess is right. Which two of the three of us bought the phones that CAN work with the Microsoft Band without installing anything that affects the warrantee? Which one of us has the only phone with an OS that cannot fulfill that? Any takers? Anybody? I'm sure this forum is full of folks who would love to take a guess. Windows fans and all...

Wouldn't Mississippi State be a much better bandwagon? I feel like Alabama is actually weaker this year than the last two.... so jumping on to them now would be pretty weird :P

I thought the same, but it is designed to be worn either way while still preserving the heart monitoring... This was said to me by a MS store rep.. I was like... ok.. But it also states this in the instructions.. finally, from my experience wearing it inside my wrist, all is good...

It really is the better way to wear it... I will wear it outside only if they update it to utilize the gyroscope and a vertical quick view.. Even with that, I prob wont wear it on the outside.  I mean... I dont want people seeing my notifcations.  way cooler and eaiser to use from the inside of the my wrist too.  reminds me of my grand parents and other other people I used to see wearing their watches face in...

My understanding is that the MSN Health and Fitness app will just be another service that ties into the Microsoft Health platform.

Just as myfitnesspal, UP from jawbone, etc. would.

The health and fitness app offer a lot more information into the respective categories. The Health platform will be just that, a platform where apps like health and fitness can all throw in their data and have it combine with other services from other OEMs and third party.

great video. I initial impressions after finally setting it up... I purchased it today at noon, but did not want to rush through the process.   I knew I would wear the band on the inside of my wrist when I originally saw it.  I was please to find that by the design, the heart rate monitoring still works.  When the heart is solid, it is monitoring... When it is hollow, it is not currently or has no reading. 

The clasp is nice and solid so you do not have to worry about the band falling off.  The screen is nice and very responsive.  I set the brightness to low.  I purchased it in store, so I was given the $5 starbucks card and a screen protectore.  The screen protector should have been given in box as i can see one scratching it as we type or reach into our pockets.  I also purchsed the Microsoft Complete warranty... Shoot... I fish, bike, workout, and other "active" activities... I have had acidents and with this wearable, I am not taking a chance.  Shoot... In fact, I am going balls out with it.  If something happens, I'm covered.

The Band is very well designed and the fit/finish is superb.  Not a gimmick.  This is for the active person and dare I say... Finally a device that fully supports my windows phone... Fully integrated and the best part... not only for windows phone.  My girl has an iphone and she is really loving her Band.  The only thing she is missing is Cortana.. which I actually use the Band for.  I can speak to Cortana much eaiser and she is beneficial to me with the Band... Cortana... text/call so&so... Set appointment, etc.  I am more empowered, aware, and overall happy/healthy with the band along side my 1520.

I was one to not want a wearable, but Micrsoft convinced me... with the help of Daniel/WCentral.  I am happy and so is my girl... I could not believe after forwarding her the post from Wcentral lastnight during the game she would actually read it.. She read the article, did research, and fell in love.  I then forwarded her the unboxing from Daniel... Before the video was finished... I was instructed to buy her one when I went to buy mine :)  We are happy!

For all we know this smart band is running on the Windows NT kernel :)

more precisely, a variation of the kernel being used for the windows 10 builds going forward

yup intelligent design by not cramming all sensors and battery and stuff in one place instead distributing them and using the strap as well but not very pleasing to the eye. But the former beats the latter apparently. I wonder what the Nokia team is up to if this was made by the surface team. I expect them to make an even better full fledged smartwatch

Same. Glad it's not just me. So disappointing :(

Running a Lumia 925 with WP 8.1 (but I don't have Update 1, maybe it requires Update 1?)

Mine will be here tomorrow by 3 PM.
Along with my Microsoft Display Adapter Miracast thing.
Nice.

Ordered mine a few hours ago and got next day shipping for free. I'll have it tomorrow or Monday Yee Haw can't wait. Now I will feel like 007 lol :D I know go ahead and say it I know Jealous I know sorry couldn't wait.

I got my band this morning.

Can anyone tell be why there is no red tile color?

Quite disappointing.

I would not be surprised if the number was at or less than 20,000. I think the lack of advertising, exclusivity to MS stores and USA, and selling out within one day point to them intentionally making a limited initial run to get it into tthe hands of enthusiastic early adopters so that they can see if anything needs to be tweaked before a larger release later on (Maybe Black Friday?)

I would love to win this game.. too many games coming out or out and I need to catch a break...  help me me out WCentral :)

Nice but a couple things about it I would have them modify. Its too thick around the inside of the wrist. That needs to lay flat or it becomes very uncomfortable to wear for those of us that are on the computer all day.  I have the Jawbone fitness band and that is one of the few things that returned me to the Fitbit, its too thick while on the keyboard. Microsoft's band has that same issue. (assuming that material is hard plastic or rubber.)

Second, unless  you are a contortionist, the clock is not in a natural position to be read by its wearer. Its in a great position if you plan to ask strangers to read the time to you but if not, its just a bad position.  I'll wait until the band thins out and the clock is in position for the wearer. 

I'm actually very p$ssed off nowm sprint is the only service where I live. I'm switching to mobile and buying the m8 or the 1520

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