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  1. TheZuneLune's Avatar
    I don't think so. We need that BT update even if VZ won't give us Cyan. My brother and I have been using the #verizonhatesmicrosoft tag. feel free to join us.
    10-29-2014 11:46 PM
  2. MikeSo's Avatar
    It requires BT 4.0, so it will not work with the Icon for anything that communicates with the phone directly. It does not come with a USB-dongle for PC connectivity (like Fitbit's devices do) according to the specs, so it seems that it will essentially be useless with the Icon.
    10-30-2014 12:03 AM
  3. JM_T's Avatar
    It requires BT 4.0, so it will not work with the Icon for anything that communicates with the phone directly. It does not come with a USB-dongle for PC connectivity (like Fitbit's devices do) according to the specs, so it seems that it will essentially be useless with the Icon.
    The power cord/magnetic charger connects to a usb port, which makes me wonder if some data like GPS (.gpx/.fit) can be accessed through PC, just like my Garmin.

    I am also concerned about having only BT4.0LE as the only connectivity option listed... Like Icon users, I don't have that on my good old Lumia 810.
    10-30-2014 12:08 AM
  4. MikeSo's Avatar
    The power cord/magnetic charger connects to a usb port, which makes me wonder if some data like GPS (.gpx/.fit) can be accessed through PC, just like my Garmin.

    I am also concerned about having only BT4.0LE as the only connectivity option listed... Like Icon users, I don't have that on my good old Lumia 810.
    Yeah, if we're lucky it does have syncing capability through USB. i really doubt it though, it's not meant to be used like that at all and I think investing time and money in that functionality would basically be a waste for them. The Fitbit doesn't have USB syncing either.
    10-30-2014 12:19 AM
  5. JamesPTao's Avatar
    The power cord/magnetic charger connects to a usb port, which makes me wonder if some data like GPS (.gpx/.fit) can be accessed through PC, just like my Garmin.

    I am also concerned about having only BT4.0LE as the only connectivity option listed... Like Icon users, I don't have that on my good old Lumia 810.
    You can thank Verizon for that, the cyan firmware update adds bluetooth4.0LE
    10-30-2014 12:27 AM
  6. spaulagain's Avatar
    You can thank Verizon for that, the cyan firmware update adds bluetooth4.0LE
    What about this...?

    http://www.windowscentral.com/nokia-...ll-lumia-range
    10-30-2014 12:43 AM
  7. Brendan Dooley's Avatar
    Pretty sure Windows Phone 8.1 Developer Preview broke Bluetooth LE. For Cortana we need WP 8.1. In order to fix it we need Cyan.
    10-30-2014 12:52 AM
  8. TheZuneLune's Avatar
    If we go back to 8.0 we lose Cortana. I am not willing to do that. I ordered one. If we don't get word in a couple of days, I can return it.

    The lack of this Cyan update just got real ugly.
    10-30-2014 12:57 AM
  9. spaulagain's Avatar
    Pretty sure Windows Phone 8.1 Developer Preview broke Bluetooth LE. For Cortana we need WP 8.1. In order to fix it we need Cyan.
    That sucks. Microsoft really needs to get on Verizon. It's pretty embarrassing.

    So glad I dumped Verizon 4 years ago. AT&T has been great!!
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    10-30-2014 01:10 AM
  10. bunnyfox's Avatar
    I switched to Verizon recently and now I really regret it. Bought the Icon, and I'm so disappointed that they wont give the Cyan update.
    10-30-2014 01:32 AM
  11. mtalinm's Avatar
    many thanks to OP. I was going to show up at 10am to buy one...no more
    10-30-2014 08:10 AM
  12. DrFate's Avatar
    I have a Lumia 928 running the latest Developer Preview on Verizon and I just purchased the Microsoft Band. My phone does connect to it during the initial setup when setting up the Band, but afterwards, it will not stay connected with the Band. It does see it as a paired device though.
    TheZuneLune likes this.
    10-30-2014 09:35 AM
  13. HyperChrisX's Avatar
    I found this comment on reddit, from someone who says they work at Microsoft saying it works fine.
    Link
    TheZuneLune likes this.
    10-30-2014 09:57 AM
  14. MikeSo's Avatar
    I hope someone answers the question posed in the thread "How does it connect then? With regular Bluetooth?", because the Icon definitely does NOT connect to my Fitbit that uses Bluetooth LE.
    TheZuneLune likes this.
    10-30-2014 10:05 AM
  15. TheZuneLune's Avatar
    This is really good news (that it works.) I am curious if the LE will just give us better battery life?
    10-30-2014 10:16 AM
  16. deejohdumb's Avatar
    This is so ridiculous. The Icon was supposed to be Iconic. What's the point of having the best of everything in a flagship if you can't use them?
    10-30-2014 10:23 AM
  17. MikeSo's Avatar
    I'm going to go to the Microsoft "store" (really just a mall booth setup here) today and check for myself if it works with my Icon. :) If it does, I might pull the trigger right away. I have a really hard time believing that it does though.
    10-30-2014 10:24 AM
  18. UncleGrandpa's Avatar
    The icon has turned out to be a very bad decision at this point. Going to dump for the new Motorola Turbo. Enough is enough.
    10-30-2014 10:26 AM
  19. AR2186's Avatar
    Its not going to work until we get BT LE enabled with Cyan, same way my Fitbit Flex wont work with my Icon but is fine with the M8
    10-30-2014 10:32 AM
  20. AR2186's Avatar
    The icon has turned out to be a very bad decision at this point. Going to dump for the new Motorola Turbo. Enough is enough.
    I'd wait it our another two or three weeks, I think we are likely to see the update soon. Nothing worse than dropping all that money for 3 weeks of benefit, assuming that is your only gripe
    10-30-2014 10:33 AM
  21. nullref's Avatar
    The only limitation for the 930/Icon is that it must be on 8.1/8.1 Update.... so that is what you are waiting on VZW on... the app isn't even available on the 8.0 store.
    10-30-2014 10:38 AM
  22. TheZuneLune's Avatar
    10-30-2014 10:51 AM
  23. MikeSo's Avatar
    Still wondering how it can work without Bluetooth LE...
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    10-30-2014 10:53 AM
  24. meathead88's Avatar
    I got the Band conencted to my Verizon Icon with Developer Preview.

    All is well and working great!

    I'm still on Lumia Black firmware.
    10-30-2014 10:54 AM
  25. MikeSo's Avatar
    I got the Band conencted to my Verizon Icon with Developer Preview.

    All is well and working great!
    That is good news! Does it show up as a paired device in your Bluetooth settings then? Does it sync, shows messages etc?
    10-30-2014 10:55 AM
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