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  1. mistaclark's Avatar
    Hi,

    I added my Starbucks card to my band but the bar-code it makes looks distorted compared to the original in the iPhone Starbucks app. Has anyone else experienced this? Will/Does it work? Is this a bug? (I haven't had a chance to hit a Starbucks yet to try)

    Also, does anyone know how to officially submit a bug? The zip-code field in the health app didn't take my zip-code - its automatically stripping the leading 0.

    Thanks in advance
    Mike
    wpguy and Rhoyz like this.
    11-04-2014 10:49 AM
  2. Richard Servello's Avatar
    I've used it several times and it works great.
    11-04-2014 11:07 AM
  3. Joe920's Avatar
    It works, but you kind of have to pick up the scanner. I didn't feel like it was any easier than pulling out the card and having them swipe it tbh. On the plus side, you can go for a run and grab a coffee afterward without bringing your wallet.
    11-04-2014 11:32 AM
  4. mistaclark's Avatar
    My barcode looks squished, I guess Ill try it out and find out.

    Thanks for the responses.
    11-04-2014 11:54 AM
  5. wpguy's Avatar
    All the baristas came to see my Band and thought it was cool. Unfortunately, their scanner could not read the barcode.

    My code is squished on the band. My friend's code on his Samsung phone has normal proportions, and their scanner can read his code without trouble.
    11-04-2014 02:15 PM
  6. mistaclark's Avatar
    All the baristas came to see my Band and thought it was cool. Unfortunately, their scanner could not read the barcode.

    My code is squished on the band. My friend's code on his Samsung phone has normal proportions, and their scanner can read his code without trouble.
    Thanks, so I'm guessing mine doesn't work either. I'm on the Lumia Icon with the latest preview build. I wonder if that's why...
    11-04-2014 02:24 PM
  7. Joe920's Avatar
    All the baristas came to see my Band and thought it was cool. Unfortunately, their scanner could not read the barcode.

    My code is squished on the band. My friend's code on his Samsung phone has normal proportions, and their scanner can read his code without trouble.

    Mine looked squished too, with some empty space on the right. Still worked, but took a few tries.
    11-04-2014 02:44 PM
  8. S640's Avatar
    I've only used mine once, and the code is a little squished, but it worked without any trouble. The starbucks people thought it was pretty cool.
    11-04-2014 02:50 PM
  9. mistaclark's Avatar
    I guess I'll have to get a "red cup" on the way into work tomorrow - for research. wink wink

    I'll see what happens for me. Thanks for the responses.
    11-04-2014 02:53 PM
  10. noirsoft's Avatar
    Mine worked, but I had to make sure my wrist was in one specific orientation, as it wouldn't read it in any other orientation.
    11-04-2014 09:48 PM
  11. Richard Servello's Avatar
    Thanks, so I'm guessing mine doesn't work either. I'm on the Lumia Icon with the latest preview build. I wonder if that's why...
    Dev preview icon here, no problems.
    11-04-2014 10:29 PM
  12. lizziej's Avatar
    I thought I was going to have an issue since the barcode only takes up 2/3 of the screen and looks odd ...but its worked everytime. I wear mine on the inside of my wrist so it can be a little awkward to scan but it works.
    11-05-2014 06:58 AM
  13. mistaclark's Avatar
    I thought I was going to have an issue since the barcode only takes up 2/3 of the screen and looks odd ...but its worked everytime. I wear mine on the inside of my wrist so it can be a little awkward to scan but it works.
    I went this morning. Worked on the first try. I was the *coolest* guy at Starbucks this morning. All the baristas thought it was so cool and were asking me questions.
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    11-05-2014 09:16 AM
  14. Likwidz's Avatar
    Mine works, works at several locations, using Dev Prev also...and the coolest everytime I whip it out to scan :>
    mistaclark and wpguy like this.
    11-05-2014 09:26 AM
  15. someoneinwa's Avatar
    My Band arrived yesterday. First use after tracking sleep was the Starbucks app. Worked perfectly (except I had to keep turning the band back on as my barista completed my order before charging me) and the barista actually said "Wow. That blows my mind!"
    mistaclark and wpguy like this.
    11-05-2014 09:59 AM
  16. mistaclark's Avatar
    One thing, I'd like the app timeout to be a lot longer. When I'm in line I'd like to get the code on the screen and have it stay there until I get to the register. I think the one time I tried this the screen kept turning off and the band kept going to the home screen.
    Same here
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    11-05-2014 10:15 AM
  17. wpguy's Avatar
    Mine worked, but I had to make sure my wrist was in one specific orientation, as it wouldn't read it in any other orientation.
    Can you describe said wrist orientation? Tried again today, but try as she might, the barista was unable to get the code to scan.

    Cranking up screen brightness to High did not help. (My friend's Starbucks app on his Android phone temporarily sets screen brightness to its highest setting, while the code is displayed.)

    Another thought... Do you have a screen protector on your Band? I do not. (Couldn't get it free of the yellow guide during application.)
    11-05-2014 03:05 PM
  18. mistaclark's Avatar
    Can you describe said wrist orientation? Tried again today, but try as she might, the barista was unable to get the code to scan.

    Cranking up screen brightness to High did not help. (My friend's Starbucks app on his Android phone temporarily sets screen brightness to its highest setting, while the code is displayed.)

    Another thought... Do you have a screen protector on your Band? I do not. (Couldn't get it free of the yellow guide during application.)
    Mine: Left Wrist, Screen In, Screen Protector On, brightness medium
    Starbucks: Scanner was on left side of register facing left
    Approach: Wrist and screen facing up, arm parallel to counter top, Barista pointed scanner down to band, scanned first try.

    Hope that helps.
    Likwidz likes this.
    11-05-2014 03:12 PM
  19. lizziej's Avatar
    Orientation shouldn't matter. I've done horizontal (twisting my arm into an uncomfortable angle) and vertical (more natural position) as well as just waved it around at any angle. At multiple branches, its worked every time
    mistaclark and Likwidz like this.
    11-05-2014 03:14 PM
  20. Cartman's Avatar
    Mine has worked great the 2-3 times I tried. I don't use the screen protector.
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    11-05-2014 04:58 PM
  21. Bkr11's Avatar
    Worked fine for me...had to move the scanner or snap my wrist - opted to move the scanner. 1520 w/ Dev Preview. Like the experience of many others posting here, the people behind the counter were mind-blown.
    mistaclark and 11B1P like this.
    11-05-2014 06:01 PM
  22. Brian Gobrecht's Avatar
    went to two different stores and works just fine of course they asked all about it and told them lol
    11-06-2014 08:37 PM
  23. Tim Stone's Avatar
    The code is scanning on mine but the card wouldn't take. It turned out I entered the number wrong. I corrected it, thought I had it, but it reverted again. You enter the code on your phone, then sync. The problem is that the sync takes the code from the band and puts it into the phone again. To fix this, I had to delete the card on the phone, sync the phone twice until it told me to go to the phone and enter a card. Then I did it, saved it, synced again, and it finally was saved in the band. I'll see if it works tomorrow.

    The scanner did read the band.
    mistaclark, pratishk and Joe920 like this.
    11-06-2014 10:04 PM
  24. cvflowe's Avatar
    I used mine daily every since I got the band last week. No issues whatsoever.
    Last edited by cvflowe; 11-08-2014 at 04:09 PM.
    11-06-2014 10:21 PM
  25. pratishk's Avatar
    Anyone tried the Starbucks App and Barcode in the UK with a UK Starbucks card?
    12-16-2014 02:49 PM
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