Microsoft Band's future in doubt; efforts to get it running on Windows 10 reportedly canceled
A new report casts doubt on the release of future versions of the Microsoft Band fitness wearable. It claims there will not be a new Band 3 released this year, or possibly ever, and efforts to get the Band to run Windows 10 have also reportedly been canceled.
According to ZDNet's sources:
In addition, our own sources have not heard any plans from Microsoft on launching a Band 3. An official statement from a Microsoft spokesperson to ZDNet is, as expected, very vague on the Band's future:
Microsoft is currently selling the Microsoft Band 2, which was launched in the fall of 2015, for $174.99 (opens in new tab) at its store site.
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I'd tell you to grow up but your dead meme of an avatar and fan boy tears over reality already screams that you should.
Have a nice day :)
It would make sense to think that MS is having trouble getting W10 to run on current hardware, and because of low sales (and ZERO return on investment) MS doesn't see it fit to go all the way back to the drawing board for a product that the general public isn't buying.. So, it's cancelled because It's simply not lucrative.. That story I could believe. But, it makes me sick that MS has trouble getting things to work. Physically, and in the market. I expect more from them. If Apple, and Samsung, can make it happen with new segments (although not very popular) MS should be able to as well. No excuses.
Yes, as I've said, countless times,, MARKETING has always been the main thing that's held MS back.. Zune, WP, Band, it's like MS intentionally doesn't want people knowing about their $hitz..
He say's there probably just gonna let the stock run out/ once out! That's it no more restock.
I also asked about my 950 on AT&T that they replaced Back in the spring, due to the Iris scanner wasn't working right, they replace it no questions asked.
I bought a 2YR extended warranty new replacement no matter what happens to it, and I asked if I need a replacement what happens then if the stores are out of stock for good and I need a replacement, he said they could probably order one.
Jokes are funny. Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
Garmin Vivoactive is a great watch, has notifications and GPS. They have a UWP app, but it too has some sync problems
I have Adidas FitSmart, it does only step tracking, hear rate monitoring, no notifications. The UWP app is gorgeous, intuitive, syncing works like a charm. Lasts about 6-7 days per charge, if I don't use the HRM for prolonged periods of time
I have not tried Fitbit, but people say the app works OK.
Still sticking with the Adidas. Their coached training plans and the best I've seen. Bar none.
This ceo is ******* off the entire world!
Now while Nadella's universal app strategy may still fail, he DID manage to universally piss me off and seriously disrupt my belief into their management. So when they finally will have alienated me enough to change platform I will do so universally: Office, OneDrive and everything MS will go with my phone...
If you tug, not only is the Blaze not falling out of the charger, it probably would rip a whole outlet and conduits right outta the wall!
What the heck are their designers smoking?
If it's not that great a phone it'll be apple 7plus or 7 edge
I still want a band 3 though.
/They used to make beautiful beta software and devices back in their time.
Ok forget that one; how about Halolens; he did try to pretend that no one in Halolens team knew what it's good for, right? It was his vision that figure out such an incredibly advanced and genuinely new technology can have some uses /s. Cloud is safe because he gives credit to himself for that, but he's giving everything else away for free. At the end of his term, are we going to wonder if he was a trojan horse? Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
There are tons of fitness bands on the market, almost all of them better than the Microsoft Band. And the best ones even support Windows Phone.
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The band is so much better than the iWatch and has a lot more potential ! https://www.change.org/p/microsoft-do-not-cancel-the-microsoft-band MS is abandoning ship on their excellent hardware products! This is not the technical team that MS should fire but the Marketing guys... Apple marketing team can make their customers dream and believe almost anything (so long it involves throwing cash at Apple)!
With their current UK TV campaign, they can even make them believe that the ipad Pro is a computer that can replace your laptop (sound familiar)!
Apple has invented (not) "cut and paste" on mobile devices!
Despite Steve Jobs claiming that Pen interface is not good. Now Apple has invented the magical stylus!
Next year, with the iPhone 8, they will certainly claim that they created the most amazing and magical technology ever, the iris scanner, which can change your life in a blink of an eye. Apple engineer put some magic (gold) dust in their products! The poor sales don't result from poor technical product but from a very poor consumer marketing strategy for mobile and wearable devices...
For many consumers, MS is merely a company for Entreprise ONLY, not for the general public like Apple! hence no need to bother looking at MS products!
The same goes for app developer who don't even bother developing apps for Win10 mobile !
Many don't even know that they can port their iOS and Android app to UWP with the MS Bridge etc... Many consumer don't even know that MS has consumer products and believe they only do PC and Server OS for Entreprise. MS... stop firing excellent engineers (who will go to Apple and Google anyway) and change you Marketing team instead!
Come on Microsoft Marketing create your consumer brand and make us dream!!! Tony.