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  1. daymouse's Avatar
    Currently got iPhone 6 and was looking at having a dabble with a lumia 930.

    Just wanted to know what the benefits are of having a Windows phone over iOS when it comes to the MS Band 2?
    11-25-2015 08:58 AM
  2. inffy's Avatar
    Currently got iPhone 6 and was looking at having a dabble with a lumia 930.

    Just wanted to know what the benefits are of having a Windows phone over iOS when it comes to the MS Band 2?
    Not much really. I think Cortana (if you live in the states) is the only feature that is missing with iOS. And (not sure) but actionable notifications(?)/notification sync.
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    11-25-2015 11:05 AM
  3. DKatman's Avatar
    I am also IOS. I was interested in trying out a windows phone. I believe with Windows phone you can also respond to texts with pre-canned responses (Android can also do this, IOS won't allow this) and use Cortana to dictate text responses.

    Edited to add that windows phone should also add a keyboard for responding to texts.

    Dave
    Last edited by DKatman; 11-25-2015 at 10:29 PM.
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    11-25-2015 09:56 PM
  4. Davide Moriello's Avatar
    I am also IOS. I was interested in trying out a windows phone. I believe with Windows phone you can also respond to texts with pre-canned responses (Android can also do this, IOS won't allow this) and use Cortana to dictate text responses.

    Edited to add that windows phone should also add a keyboard for responding to texts.

    Dave
    I have an android and I can reply text with the little keyboard. I have tested it yesterday and it's working fine
    11-26-2015 01:19 AM
  5. littlebib's Avatar
    I recently switched from WP to iPhone. The feature I miss most is the VIP feature. So, the Band would see the emails I was getting and I could quickly browse them, but it would only vibrate when I received one from a VIP. With the iPhone, there's the VIP feature on the phone itself, but now I only get the emails from the VIPs on my Band. Not a deal breaker, but that was definitely a nice feature.
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    11-26-2015 06:34 AM
  6. luxnws's Avatar
    If you don't mind complicating your life a bit, you can buy a Lumia 640 for $50 and use it as a wi-fi device for your Band/Band 2. The range you can stray would be limited to your wi-fi but if you are using a treadmill or doing your workouts at home, you would have Cortana and notifications for the Band/Band 2. The only thing missing would be the calls that go through your wireless carrier.
    11-26-2015 08:02 PM
  7. LeiChat's Avatar
    You're missing out on my app. http://45six.com/dev/gamerband
    All my colleagues and friends have Windows Phone so I've not felt motivated to learn how to write iOS apps as yet.
    daymouse likes this.
    11-27-2015 03:05 AM
  8. daymouse's Avatar
    You're missing out on my app. GamerBand
    All my colleagues and friends have Windows Phone so I've not felt motivated to learn how to write iOS apps as yet.
    Thats a great app well done, good idea!

    Well I've managed to find a Lumia 930 for 120 refurbished so picking it up tomorrow. Will give it a try see how i get on. I went through all my apps and theres 2 apps that are missing which is Amazon Music which is a pain but theres other sources of music and Santander which isn't my main bank only for savings so thats not too bad.
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    11-27-2015 12:33 PM
  9. g2red89's Avatar
    I've honestly been thinking about getting a cheap windows phone and using it as my "work" phone so I can respond to texts on my wrist and stuff. The only problem I see is having to reset the device each time I want to switch from iphone to windows phone. Seems too cumbersome. The only feature I really want is to be able to respond to text. @Davide Moriello You mean even android phones can respond to texts on the band? Wow, why does apple have to be so complicated. I may have to get a cheap android or something and see. Is there anyway I can forward texts from my iphone to my "new and cheap" windows phone and respond to those on my band? I think I'm asking for too much lol.
    11-27-2015 10:51 PM
  10. RumoredNow's Avatar
    Part of the complication may be iMessage? It doesn't play nice off Apple.
    11-28-2015 10:25 AM
  11. Jon_Rubinstein's Avatar
    Currently got iPhone 6 and was looking at having a dabble with a lumia 930.

    Just wanted to know what the benefits are of having a Windows phone over iOS when it comes to the MS Band 2?
    None if you have a 950 or 950XL....The Brainiacs at MS cant even figure out a way to pair their OWN Band 2 with their OWN MS Phone.....
    11-30-2015 03:05 PM
  12. cracgor's Avatar
    None if you have a 950 or 950XL....The Brainiacs at MS cant even figure out a way to pair their OWN Band 2 with their OWN MS Phone.....
    Don't worry, it will be fixed in a future update. Just another thing to wait on.
    11-30-2015 03:11 PM
  13. Jon_Rubinstein's Avatar
    Don't worry, it will be fixed in a future update. Just another thing to wait on.
    We have been hearing this for 5 years now.....my old PRE 3 is looking at me funny right now.....
    11-30-2015 03:19 PM
  14. cracgor's Avatar
    If the past predicts the future, as WM10 stabilizes and the number of users starts slowly growing, they will hold off on developing new phones for a year or so, then replace the OS with a new iteration that will be built from the ground up.

    I think they should call this latest set of phones the Windows Pane and Windows Pane XL.
    11-30-2015 04:21 PM
  15. anon(8555314)'s Avatar
    I guess I am atypical compared to most people who populate this site, but I've been very happy with my recent and current MS products. I have my Band 2 paired with my 950XL, and It is working well except for VIP email, which is a pretty minor thing for me. It has taken a couple of days to get everything set up on my new phone, but I think that is normal for just about any device.
    RumoredNow likes this.
    11-30-2015 04:43 PM

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