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  1. slyronit's Avatar
    So, I am in India and just ordered this band using a Drop and Ship service. To install the health app, I had to change my region to the US. Wonder what will and what won't work here in India.

    Anyone else outside the US ordered this yet?
    10-30-2014 10:54 AM
  2. jojoe42's Avatar
    Second this. I'm thinking about ordering it through a proxy parcel service. What will work outside the US? (even though it's currently only available in the US so far)
    10-30-2014 01:56 PM
  3. slyronit's Avatar
    Theoretically, everything should work. Microsoft anyways makes it very easy to bypass regional restrictions. Will know in a week.
    10-30-2014 02:38 PM
  4. alisaad619's Avatar
    if you changed your country to US on the phone settings and on your account setting everything should work (even Cortana)
    Microsoft don't do IP blocking if you tell them you're from the US they take your word (and that's great )
    10-30-2014 03:12 PM
  5. Akash Bhargava's Avatar
    What if we just change the region to install the App and then switch back to India? Will it still work?

    I was about to order it but just stepped back. It seems to have a deep integration with the app and I don't want to keep US as the region on the phone.
    10-30-2014 05:14 PM
  6. astondg's Avatar
    I installed the app in Australia (phone set to US region for Cortana), obviously can't get very far without the Band but I did notice that the first page where you enter your details is all lbs., feet & inches. The WC unboxing video showed a quick glance at a settings page to change units though so hopefully that's all ok. I plan to get family to pick one up for me when they are in the US in a month.
    10-30-2014 05:47 PM
  7. slyronit's Avatar
    I read somewhere yesterday that changing the region back to anything else doesn't disable the app. You just have to change the region back to the US to update the App.
    bogascorp likes this.
    10-31-2014 12:24 AM
  8. Darth litku's Avatar
    If this changing region works... I will get one. 😉
    10-31-2014 12:50 AM
  9. amitnahar's Avatar
    So, I am in India and just ordered this band using a Drop and Ship service. To install the health app, I had to change my region to the US. Wonder what will and what won't work here in India.

    Anyone else outside the US ordered this yet?

    Can you give me an Eli5 of Drop and Ship service?
    10-31-2014 01:02 AM
  10. slyronit's Avatar
    I use comgateway.com. You get a US address as soon as you sign up where you can get stuff delivered. In case the site won't accept your non -US credit card, you can get their "buy for me" service like I did and they will pay on your behalf and buy.
    10-31-2014 03:21 PM
  11. neo158's Avatar
    WMPU just posted this news to their gadget arena site:

    Microsoft to expand Band to other countries soon, hints Yusuf Mehdi - Gdgt Arena
    jojoe42 likes this.
    10-31-2014 07:03 PM
  12. jojoe42's Avatar
    WMPU just posted this news to their gadget arena site:

    Microsoft to expand Band to other countries soon, hints Yusuf Mehdi - Gdgt Arena
    Hopefully soon!! I'm keen to get my hands on one!! (more like wrists, ;P)
    neo158 likes this.
    10-31-2014 08:31 PM
  13. slyronit's Avatar
    My patience ran out and I got one for 275 USD from eBay. Will be delivered to my drop and ship service by Monday and will reach me in a week. Will report how it works outside the US
    jojoe42, Dos101 and Darth litku like this.
    11-01-2014 01:04 PM
  14. elwin lobo's Avatar
    Including shipping and taxes what was the total amount that you paid in Rs. ??
    11-01-2014 01:09 PM
  15. slyronit's Avatar
    275 USD for band and shipping to my drop and ship service in Oregon. From there I estimate around 24USD to ship to India. Don't know,exact amount in INR, but should come out to 18400, excluding customs.

    No idea how much customs would charge, they are completely unpredictable
    11-01-2014 03:04 PM
  16. jojoe42's Avatar
    275 USD for band and shipping to my drop and ship service in Oregon. From there I estimate around 24USD to ship to India. Don't know,exact amount in INR, but should come out to 18400, excluding customs.

    No idea how much customs would charge, they are completely unpredictable
    Wicked! Let us know when you get it :) (I'd be interested to pick up one of these soon)
    11-01-2014 03:14 PM
  17. Hoekie's Avatar
    But is 'if you changed your country to US on your account setting' also needed?

    FWIW I already installed the Windows and Windows Phone apps for the Band. Changed region back to 'The Netherlands' and the app opens just fine.
    All seems OK, but I can't check yet if I will be able to register the Band with my NON-US Microsoft account. Without a Band.
    Who (with a Band outside of the US and a NON-US account) knows?
    Please fill us in!
    Darth litku likes this.
    11-04-2014 08:06 AM
  18. slyronit's Avatar
    Tom Warren from the Verge is using one and he is in the UK. I think the region restriction is only to install the app.

    I will get mine by next week, will report.
    Darth litku likes this.
    11-04-2014 01:15 PM
  19. Hoekie's Avatar
    I asked the question too on mywindows.nl.
    And got the answer that it works just fine with a Non-US account.

    Mine should come in tomorrow. Fingers crossed.
    Darth litku likes this.
    11-04-2014 06:27 PM
  20. slyronit's Avatar
    Good news. Mine was shipped today. Refreshing the tracking website frantically.
    11-04-2014 09:31 PM
  21. neo158's Avatar
    Good news. Mine was shipped today. Refreshing the tracking website frantically.
    Be careful, you'll break your F5 button
    11-05-2014 01:24 PM
  22. sunc's Avatar
    Hope it works fine for you in India! Do share your experience. Mine is coming through someone flying down from US, and I hope to have it by 12th.
    11-06-2014 11:21 PM
  23. slyronit's Avatar
    Mine might be delivered today, 3 days earlier than expected, but I am going away for the day to watch interstellar with a friend. What torture! Don't know what to do
    11-07-2014 10:36 PM
  24. slyronit's Avatar
    Found a trick on how to use the app without the band. Download and install the band sync app in your desktop, complete your profile and sign in.

    After that, the MS health app on your phone thinks you have a band and lets you start the app without pairing.
    11-09-2014 07:59 AM
  25. sup3r1or's Avatar
    How did you get the right size? I printed paper out and it is quite confusing it, seems like my hand is in M size but literally borderline one to one. Wonder if I should go for L or M there is no way to exchange it.
    I will order it to my friends place in US and he can hopefully ship it to Thailand for me.
    11-16-2014 01:25 AM
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