1. DroidUser42's Avatar
    Any idea what Microsoft is planning for wearables? And when? They say "no Band 3", but I understand they still have a wearables division, and they're keeping Microsoft Health - which is virtually useless without some kind of wearable feeding it.
    02-03-2017 10:51 PM
  2. Ejay Lozano's Avatar
    I think they're trying to make fitbit compatible with Microsoft mobile not only the fitness aspect, but the notification as well. I noticed them displaying fitbits at the Microsoft store last time I was there.
    aximtreo likes this.
    02-03-2017 10:59 PM
  3. HeyCori's Avatar
    With the way Fitbit keeps buying everyone, soon it will only be Fitbit, Apple, and maybe Samsung. Or maybe Fitbit is just fattening itself up for an eventual sale. Either way, it appears Microsoft no longer sees any long term growth in the wearable market, at least not at the moment. It could very well be another Surface phone situation, where MS is waiting until W10 can be customized to run on a wearable device.
    aximtreo likes this.
    02-04-2017 12:49 AM
  4. DroidUser42's Avatar
    I think MS has been selling FB in their stores since the beginning. Fitbit seems to be one of the giants, but their crystal ball isn't giving rosy forecasts. I think the underlying issue is that no one has figured out the secret sauce for mass adoption. Right now, it's a niche market. So, if MS is pouring research money into wearables, it's not unthinkable that they could come up with something that completely dominates the market.

    So, my question to Dan, is - what is MS up to? While they've backed away from a new band, I don't think they're giving up completely.
    02-06-2017 05:24 PM

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