1. vEEP pEEP's Avatar
    Hello,

    I cannot buy a Microsoft Band in Canada at the Microsoft store, yet they sell Fitbit, Garmin, Jawbone and other variants of 'Smart Watches'. The reps have no explanation - but will always 'bring it up to management'.

    What would be the reason for not having this product in Canada (or any other country)?

    Thoughts?

    Thanks,

    Mr. V

    02-23-2015 07:29 PM
  2. DJCBS's Avatar
    Because "Microsoft".

    The reason they gave was that they'd launch it only in the US to test out the product and the Band is supposed to just be a reference device to other OEMs, to show off the Microsoft Health platform.
    vEEP pEEP likes this.
    02-23-2015 08:13 PM
  3. vEEP pEEP's Avatar
    So they have no plans to sell it globally?

    Or do they want other third party watches to use their health platform?
    02-24-2015 02:28 PM
  4. DJCBS's Avatar
    They want other OEMs to produce wearables using their platform. As far as I know, there are no plans to release the Band worldwide.
    vEEP pEEP likes this.
    02-24-2015 02:31 PM
  5. vEEP pEEP's Avatar
    I was hoping they would release the band. I naively thought that if it was made by Microsoft, it would natively work better with other MS products and services....
    02-24-2015 02:37 PM
  6. DroidUser42's Avatar
    Q: Band not in Canada? Reason why?

    A: We're still ticked about Justin Bieber.

    Hey, makes about as much sense as anything else...
    DJCBS and vEEP pEEP like this.
    02-24-2015 03:03 PM
  7. vEEP pEEP's Avatar
    So sorry!

    facepalm.jpg
    02-25-2015 05:24 PM

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