Microsoft Band apps and Health Dashboard getting the ax on May 31

It was clear in 2016 that the Microsoft Band was no longer a focus for Microsoft, and now some of the last vestiges of its legacy are on the chopping block. In an email sent to Band users today, Microsoft says that it will cease support for the Microsoft Health Dashboard and applications and services on May 31. Microsoft Band apps will be removed from the Microsoft, Google Play, and Apple App stores on that date as well.

From the email:

Thank you for being a Microsoft customer and using our Band and Health Dashboard products. Today Microsoft is announcing the end of support for the Microsoft Health Dashboard applications and services.On 5/31/2019, the Microsoft Health Dashboard site will be shut down and Microsoft Band applications will be removed from the Microsoft Store, Google Play, and Apple App Store.

The original Microsoft Band and its successor had something of a cult following after the original debuted as Microsoft's fitness wearable play in 2014. However, the line was ended without much fanfare, even as a third iteration was pretty far in development. Microsoft Band was also part of larger group of older Microsoft products that had their technical support on community forums last year.

Best fitness trackers in 2019

Without a fitness wearable of its own, Microsoft has bowed out of the space as other players like Fitbit, with popular watches like the Versa and Charge 3, have continued to grow. If you're looking for a replacement for you Microsoft Band, be sure to check out our sister site iMore's roundup of the best fitness trackers.

Thanks, Matt, for the tip!

Dan Thorp-Lancaster

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