11-03-2014 02:01 PM
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  1. rld082982's Avatar
    I want impressions from someone that actually bought it! Granted it's only been available for an hour and a half, but I'm inpatient.
    10-30-2014 10:29 AM
  2. Ryan ODonnell's Avatar
    You can ask Tom Warren (@tomwarren) on Twitter, he's used one :-)
    10-30-2014 10:31 AM
  3. jfdavis17's Avatar
    I have one on my wrist, still figuring it out but so far it very nice, it is far better vivofit and fitbit flex. The only issue I have found that I don't like is that you have to push a button to see the time. It does not appear to stay lit. Of course I may just not know how to set it to do so yet.
    StevoPhilo likes this.
    10-30-2014 11:54 AM
  4. StevoPhilo's Avatar
    I have one on my wrist, still figuring it out but so far it very nice, it is far better vivofit and fitbit flex. The only issue I have found that I don't like is that you have to push a button to see the time. It does not appear to stay lit. Of course I may just not know how to set it to do so yet.
    That's kind of lame. Let us know if the time is able to stay on constantly. I would assume that it would affect battery life.
    10-30-2014 12:11 PM
  5. JM_T's Avatar
    I have one on my wrist, still figuring it out but so far it very nice, it is far better vivofit and fitbit flex. The only issue I have found that I don't like is that you have to push a button to see the time. It does not appear to stay lit. Of course I may just not know how to set it to do so yet.
    According to the microsoft band website there is an option in watch mode that you could set to always show time instead of switching off the screen. Not sure how it should work though.
    10-30-2014 12:17 PM
  6. Oliverspin's Avatar
    I ordered one. I'm excited to try it out and I will certainly post about it when I have it in my hands/on my wrist.
    10-30-2014 12:26 PM
  7. Christopher Ortiz's Avatar
    I have one and so far it is great! Also there is an option to keep hat time on at all times. It does seem to scratch fairly easily though :/
    10-30-2014 12:31 PM
  8. jojoe42's Avatar
    I have one and so far it is great! Also there is an option to keep hat time on at all times. It does seem to scratch fairly easily though :/
    Ouch. Do we know if it's sapphire or GG3 or just plastic on the screen?
    10-30-2014 12:50 PM
  9. theefman's Avatar
    I have one and so far it is great! Also there is an option to keep hat time on at all times. It does seem to scratch fairly easily though :/
    Did you get a screen protector when you bought one? Didn't have any at my store but said they'll call when they get them in.

    For the band itself, so far it seems good. Went for a walk and seemed to count my steps accurately as I checked it and its nice the way the hearbeat icon animates when you view it. Had a few notifications on my phone that didn't show up on the band but still monitoring that. Overall seems a pretty cool gadget to go with my WP, works well for me.
    10-30-2014 12:55 PM
  10. jfdavis17's Avatar
    It does have a watch mode, just took me a little while to find it. That was my only complaint so far and that was my own ignorance.
    10-30-2014 12:59 PM
  11. several potatos's Avatar
    I love mine already. It took a bit to set up, but it was worth it.
    10-30-2014 01:01 PM
  12. hellboarder's Avatar
    I don't feel like writing it again :) if you look in the other thread I have posted my first impressions from the last 2 hours with it (and heavy playing, I am sure you know about "New Gadget Anxiety" ;) )

    http://forums.windowscentral.com/gen...ml#post2837568
    10-30-2014 01:01 PM
  13. rld082982's Avatar
    I don't feel like writing it again :) if you look in the other thread I have posted my first impressions from the last 2 hours with it (and heavy playing, I am sure you know about "New Gadget Anxiety" ;) )

    http://forums.windowscentral.com/gen...ml#post2837568
    Awesome
    10-30-2014 01:09 PM
  14. JM_T's Avatar
    Being a serious-ish runner, I'd have to ask this: Can anyone try out how long a full charge will last with just GPS tracking on a run??? That's gonna be what'll really convince me to buy it. Anything less than 3.5hrs will be disappointing to me... Training runs and full races can last longer. I know, I know, I can try going faster to save battery power. Lol. I'm no Olympian. Hahaha
    10-30-2014 01:13 PM
  15. rld082982's Avatar
    I don't think you have to worry, there's no way it'd last only 3.5hrs with gps on
    10-30-2014 01:23 PM
  16. noirsoft's Avatar
    Got mine an hour ago. Still playing, though I did stop by Starbucks and tried out the paying. It worked, but the scanner at this SB was vertical, so I had to take off the Band to get it to register. The guy behind the counter asked me if it was the Apple Watch. :)
    xboxonthego3 likes this.
    10-30-2014 02:06 PM
  17. leo74's Avatar
    It is on my wrist and working great. Definitely my new favorite gadget
    10-30-2014 02:07 PM
  18. leo74's Avatar
    Just enable watch mode in the band settings. then the watch is constantly on without he full screen draining your battery. It is like Glance screen.
    10-30-2014 02:09 PM
  19. leo74's Avatar
    Go to settings on your band and touch the watch icon. the setting is there. Looks like glance on your phone.
    10-30-2014 02:10 PM
  20. leo74's Avatar
    Now why do my replies not show up with the comments I replied to???
    10-30-2014 02:11 PM
  21. rld082982's Avatar
    Got mine an hour ago. Still playing, though I did stop by Starbucks and tried out the paying. It worked, but the scanner at this SB was vertical, so I had to take off the Band to get it to register. The guy behind the counter asked me if it was the Apple Watch. :)
    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.
    Hoekie likes this.
    10-30-2014 02:16 PM
  22. leo74'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.
    I cannot wait for a comment like "is the iWatch" then I will just smile and say : "No, I am not waiting for an expensive toy. This is the Microsoft Band. Technology that works and you can actually buy." Then show it off little more and go my merry ways :)
    Hoekie likes this.
    10-30-2014 02:20 PM
  23. norir82's Avatar
    If you hold down the "action" button when you power on the band it'll go into a firmware update but I can't seem to finish the process. It just shoes two moving arrows pointing in opposite directions without finishing. Has anyone tried this yet? I don't know what else to do.
    10-30-2014 02:30 PM
  24. gp2792's Avatar
    There is a setting called "Watch Mode" that you need to turn on. it is off by default. That keeps a clock and date always visible.
    10-30-2014 02:32 PM
  25. deezus's Avatar
    Have one and took it out of the box, plugged it into my 2520, set it up in 2 minutes. Added my Starbucks card code, went into a Starbucks and used it for a purchase, worked like a charm! The barista said, "How did you do that?"

    I told her about it.... this is what MS needs..... now where's my Peets coffee app, target, or any credit card.... would love to have my wallet on my arm.... oh, and how about the MS collar for my dog?

    Oh and BTW, when I bought mine the guy said I would need to charge it but after set up I realized it was fully charged!!
    Anyone hive there's fully charged OOTB?
    crelim likes this.
    10-30-2014 02:38 PM
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