11-03-2014 03:01 PM
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  1. stephen_az's Avatar
    Of course he did, because just like 95% of consumers, he's an ignorant moron and thinks every phone is an iphone, every tablet is an ipad, every smartwatch is a iwatch.
    The only ignorance I have seen so far is by the person who chooses to call 95% of people morons. It must be pretty lonely living in that perfect world on your own.
    10-30-2014 04:17 PM
  2. dorelse's Avatar
    I have it. Ended up with a L size...so far so good. I did get the Starbucks card & screen protector, but did not buy the protection plan yet. I generally do not wear watches as they're always ripping arm hairs out...so far, none of that.

    It is not a small device...that's for sure!

    It paired & is working fine with my HTC 8XT.
    10-30-2014 04:39 PM
  3. TLRtheory's Avatar
    I wish. But I've been delayed all day. Has everyone's Microsoft Store seemed well stocked on these? It'll be another hour before I get to go attempt to pick one up.
    10-30-2014 04:46 PM
  4. shauntipson's Avatar
    UK quick come on Microsoft
    10-30-2014 04:49 PM
  5. valadon's Avatar
    I wish. But I've been delayed all day. Has everyone's Microsoft Store seemed well stocked on these? It'll be another hour before I get to go attempt to pick one up.
    I was actually surprised how many people were buying them when I went around noon to pick mine up. They sold 3 while I was there, and about 5 others came in to look at them specifically. But I didn't get the impression that they were getting low on stock, so hopefully you will get one!
    10-30-2014 04:50 PM
  6. link68759's Avatar
    So if I wanted to buy this doohickey, what would be the best approach- strap it on my right wrist and try to operate it with my mouth, or forego heart rate monitoring by putting it on my left claw?
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    10-30-2014 05:05 PM
  7. TLRtheory's Avatar
    I was actually surprised how many people were buying them when I went around noon to pick mine up. They sold 3 while I was there, and about 5 others came in to look at them specifically. But I didn't get the impression that they were getting low on stock, so hopefully you will get one!
    Hope so! I'm on my way now!

    EDIT: Son of a b... they were out of it. Apparently they got wiped out as soon as the store opened. Honestly didn't expect it to be that popular :/
    Last edited by TLRtheory; 10-30-2014 at 06:37 PM.
    10-30-2014 05:06 PM
  8. John Lawlor's Avatar
    Bought mine this morning - so far like what I see. Have questions re: notifications but will figure it out eventually. Went for a walk, steps worked perfectly.
    10-30-2014 07:14 PM
  9. BobLobIaw's Avatar
    So if I wanted to buy this doohickey, what would be the best approach- strap it on my right wrist and try to operate it with my mouth, or forego heart rate monitoring by putting it on my left claw?
    Maybe a large would fit just to the left of your watch, as long as the sensors touch your skin?
    10-31-2014 12:03 AM
  10. jojoe42's Avatar
    I have an actual question for people who own the large - what is the smallest wrist measurement it goes down to? My wrist fits in a medium, but it might be nice to have a bit of leeway
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    10-31-2014 02:20 PM
  11. AdeptMaven's Avatar
    I got the band yesterday and have been wearing it for a full 24hours now (minus a few minutes from showers). I've worn it both ways (screen on the outside of the wrist and on the inside. It's definitely more comfortable and easier to navigate when the screen is on the inside of your wrist but it's not impossible if you wear it facing outward. The heart rate sensor is on the clasp so I feel like your heart rate is more accurate when the screen is on the outer wrist (which places the sensor near the radial artery) but it still gets your pulse regardless of which orientation.

    Navigating is easy enough. The Start Screen/Me tile Shows the time and you can toggle through your HR, distance traveled, date, # of steps taken, and calories burned. swipe from left to right on the me tile to see the battery indicator and whether you have the heart rate monitor and Bluetooth turned on. Swiping from right to left to see notification tiles of which you're allowed 12 or 13. Depending on which tiles you have pinned it can be really useful (weather, workout, phone call) to somewhat annoying (having messenger pinned was just constant buzzing because of a group chat I was in). Also, notifications are only actionable as soon as the arrive. When you first get a text message you have the option to send a preset quick response but if you miss that initial window, you can only view the message and must respond from your phone. And unfortunately viewing messages on Band does not clear the notifications on your phone but hopefully they will fix that in the future.

    The fitness features are great. From the app you can choose from 99 different workouts which show you the breakdown of the circuit, and has videos showing each of the exercises if you are not familiar with them. I haven't looked at each in detail but all the workouts seem to be upper body, full body, or running. There is not strength workout solely focused on legs, that I saw, which is a shame considering sooooo many people skip leg day :( . Once a workout is picked you can download it to your band and the band will walk you through it. It tells you how many reps you are supposed to do, counts down the rest time, and shows you the next exercise before hand so that you can set up during your rest period and not waste time. When I bought it, the representative told me that the band was able to count reps for you. Perhaps that is coming in a future update, but that is not currently the case. Viewing your post workout summary (on the app) is very helpful. it shows you the total duration of your workout (with the option of a detailed view to see how long it took you to do each exercise/circuit if you chose a predetermined workout), how many calories you burned (how many from fat and from carbs), and heart rate information (peak, avg, low, Ending HR and HR 1min and 2mins after you ended). And i'm not sure how they calculate it but they give an estimated recovery time (I did a 30 min workout this morning and my estimated time for recovery was 3 hours and 56min).

    Lastly, the sleep monitor works well. Unfortunately it doesn't keep a log, so if you track a night's sleep and then decide to track a nap or something, you will only be able to view the nap. Hopefully in the future they will keep a log so that as one makes improvements to their health and fitness they can see improvements in their sleep patterns. Sleep section tells you your resting heart rate, how long it took you to go to sleep (measured from when you pressed the button saying im going to sleep), how much of that time was deep restful sleep, and how long you were in light sleep.
    Overall for their first foray into fitness Microsoft has done a surprisingly good job. there's still a lot of areas where they can improve the device and the app but it's a really good start. I hope they merge the health app with the msn health&fitness app so that you can track calories consumed and calories burned in one place.
    10-31-2014 03:28 PM
  12. Alex Rodriguez Jr.'s Avatar
    Are you sure it doesn't keep a log on the website?
    10-31-2014 06:10 PM
  13. jojoe42's Avatar
    Yeah it does seem a little weird that you say it doesn't keep a log....maybe a history button will pop up once you sleep a few nights
    10-31-2014 08:28 PM
  14. lizziej's Avatar
    It does keep a log of activities and sleep. From the main page hit the hamburger icon and go into activity history
    11-01-2014 08:10 PM
  15. greyskytheory's Avatar
    If you're interested in a comparison of the Microsoft Band and it's ability to accurately track your workout stats you can see a comparison with images of the data here http://forums.windowscentral.com/mic...soft-band.html
    BobLobIaw likes this.
    11-01-2014 09:01 PM
  16. Alex Rodriguez Jr.'s Avatar
    It does keep a log of activities and sleep. From the main page hit the hamburger icon and go into activity history
    I just found this and came in here to correct this gentleman lol, you beat me to it
    11-02-2014 05:12 PM
  17. AdeptMaven's Avatar
    It does keep a log of activities and sleep. From the main page hit the hamburger icon and go into activity history
    Ya I discovered that a few hours after I posted and forgot to correct my post. It'd be much nicer to see logs in their respective sections so you can quickly compare workouts and sleep patterns
    11-02-2014 10:58 PM
  18. Richard Servello's Avatar
    At starbucks, I just pick up the scanner and put it to my wrist. Works really well at the drive thru...the guy had no idea why I was putting my arm out the window tho...lol
    11-03-2014 08:40 AM
  19. Airlid's Avatar
    I was in the Microsoft store ready to buy, box in hand, I found out that the large Band is to small for my wrist. 😡
    11-03-2014 08:45 AM
  20. Hoekie's Avatar
    I have an actual questionMy wrist fits in a medium, but it might be nice to have a bit of leeway
    I want to know too. Can anybody fill us in?
    We want to know because outside of the US we do not have the option to try first..

    for people who own the large - what is the smallest wrist measurement it goes down to? Thanks in advance!
    Last edited by Hoekie; 11-03-2014 at 04:38 PM.
    11-03-2014 03:01 PM
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