Microsoft Health app gets renamed to Microsoft Band
An update for the Microsoft Health app for Windows 10 and Android has changed the name of the app to Microsoft Band. The company has so far not revealed the reason for the rebranding.
The name change does not yet show up on the Windows Store listing for Microsoft Health, but the new Microsoft Band name is shown after the latest app update is installed. The name change is visible for the Android version on the Google Play Store page (opens in new tab). Aside from the rebranding and unnamed "bug fixes," the app itself does not have any new features, and it still links to the Microsoft Band fitness wearable to keep track of its owner's activities. So far, the iOS version of Microsoft Health has not been renamed.
In addition, we have received reports that the Microsoft Band 2 has received a firmware update. There's no word on what it contains.
This move comes after rumors hit the Internet earlier this week that Microsoft may not launch a new Microsoft Band 3 device this year, and could possibly end making Band hardware altogether. Those same unconfirmed reports claim Microsoft has canceled plans for a version of the Band that runs on Windows 10, rather than custom firmware.
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1. It's not marketed
2. It's not consistent
Changing the name of their products/services frequently isn't consistent. But, back to my original question... Who does this?
Once a name has been ran through MS's servers about 6 million times the server automatically, and randomly, generates a new name... Security measures! Take that, Google!
Does that answer your question:|
1) Cortana tile is greyed out and can't be enabled in the new Band app
2) Cortana does not connect to phone when you try reply to a text or give a command
3) Replying with the keyboard from the band is also met with inability to connect to phone Anyone else get these issues?
This rename would be a good time for it as October isn't far away and the watch could be released then?..
A) Bubble up on the edges, and cause an allergic reaction to the nickel Or, B) Split where it meets the screen. Just asking ;-)
What my phone, and theirs for that matter, does for them is what's relevant and how people should make their buying decisions. Not the marketing statements, that they'll never benefit from. I don't want to hear about market share if you're not an investor lol
https://www.windowscentral.com/e?link=https2F2... or this http://www.samsung.com/us/explore/gear-fit2/ there is actually very stupid to sit and wait when MS brings Band 3 on the market. I actually don't believe anymore that will happen. And those wearables is on sales, looks good and they also work like they are supposed.