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  1. IIDXholic's Avatar
    Hi there everyone just wanted to see how everyone's Band is holding up. I've had mine for 4 months already(Nov 21st, the day I got out the hospital to be exact) , and just wanted to share some pictures. I'm in the Military, and my job is half office work pushing paper, and warehouse work with heavy physical labor. I think with mine I have typical wear and tear, but where the Band latches, the rubber is coming apart, to where I can peel it back. I think this is due to sweat running down my long sleeve uniform

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    02-12-2015 03:58 PM
  2. gadgetrants's Avatar
    Overall, not too bad. At least you've escaped the full-on peeling some owners have, either over the battery cover or that even scarier metal-erosion looking thingie.

    Anyway, not sure why, but mine looks pretty much like the day I bought it (early November too I think). The only glaring exception (of course!) is the soft plastic bezel around the screen, which is a huge mess of scratches. However, to those with screen protectors: I like going naked (cell phones too) and there is not a scratch to be found on the glass itself.

    ​-Matt
    02-12-2015 05:32 PM
  3. yaron zeevik's Avatar
    Heart rate monitor is ripped apart after sleeping at night...**** it
    02-12-2015 05:34 PM
  4. FredBloggs007's Avatar
    Hi there everyone just wanted to see how everyone's Band is holding up. I've had mine for 4 months already(Nov 21st, the day I got out the hospital to be exact) , and just wanted to share some pictures. I'm in the Military, and my job is half office work pushing paper, and warehouse work with heavy physical labor. I think with mine I have typical wear and tear, but where the Band latches, the rubber is coming apart, to where I can peel it back. I think this is due to sweat running down my long sleeve uniform

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    Wow - that's some serious wear on your Band. I've had mine since mid-Dec and it looks pretty new apart from minor scratches around the bezel of the screen.
    02-12-2015 05:43 PM
  5. willgill's Avatar
    Mine looks much better than that but only had it since Christmas.

    Have you guys thought of repairing with heat shrink tubing and or Sugru?

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I337 using Tapatalk
    02-12-2015 11:22 PM
  6. dbregman's Avatar
    I've had mine since the day they were released. I wear it 24/7 except to charge. With the exception of the screen protector which is getting a bit ragged it is fine.
    02-13-2015 05:25 PM
  7. Jeremy Griffith's Avatar
    Mine looks like new after a few months.
    02-14-2015 05:51 AM
  8. daviande's Avatar
    Anyone ever used other fitness bands? How do you feel the Microsoft band holds up in comparison?
    02-14-2015 12:27 PM
  9. dbregman's Avatar
    It seems to hold better than my wife's jawbone did.
    02-14-2015 02:05 PM
  10. bksalt's Avatar
    The Band dosnt hold up nearly as well as the fitbit flex which I have used for 3yrs still looks new and my Band which is 4 months old and looking tattered
    02-14-2015 04:45 PM
  11. Likwidz's Avatar
    Got mine on release date and physically has held up well. I did have some corrosion on the sensors. I ended sending it in last week because I was having issues with it staying powered on. My gf has had hers since Nov also and still looks great. The only thing she has had to do is replace screen protector three times
    02-14-2015 04:54 PM
  12. realwarder's Avatar
    The Band dosnt hold up nearly as well as the fitbit flex which I have used for 3yrs still looks new and my Band which is 4 months old and looking tattered
    Well my wife's fitbit band split after only 3 months of use, so they're not all that great.
    02-15-2015 10:43 PM
  13. anon(5445874)'s Avatar
    My screen protector didn't apply correctly for some reason and fell off on the 1st day, so it does have a few nicks on the screen. Otherwise the Band still looks like new. I got it just in the 2nd week of November. The only real issue is the battery charger connection area, it doesn't always make contact and can be a pain. I really hope they come up with something different for the Band 2 if they make one.

    I wear my Band all day everyday. I only take it off for showers/charging. I still love the thing, and people notice it all the time (normally they ask if it's a fitbit).
    02-15-2015 11:21 PM
  14. lizziej's Avatar
    My band is showing wear on the inside, where the bulky bit on each side is fastened to the main band near the screen. There are two tiny screws that seem like they need fastening. I assume this is from bending to put the band on, but I don't know how to put the band on without putting pressure on those points!
    02-16-2015 09:42 AM
  15. TwoClipz's Avatar
    First off, thank you OP for your service. I spent 8 years in supply for the Marines... so I know what your day is like.

    Like most stores, my local store at the time never seemed to have them in stock, so after a month of waiting I couldn't wait any longer. I bought my Jan. 1st from a guy who said he never wore his... when I bought it from him, it had both the battery areas starting to separate when the band is flexed open.

    Besides that, my band is still in great condition... I did have to replace the screen protector this past weekend because that was pealing off, but the guy at the MS replaced if for me, no charge.
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    02-16-2015 05:32 PM
  16. gadgetrants's Avatar
    Like most stores, my local store at the time never seemed to have them in stock, so after a month of waiting I couldn't wait any longer. I bought my Jan. 1st from a guy who said he never wore his... when I bought it from him, it had both the battery areas starting to separate when the band is flexed open.
    I think what you're describing is pretty standard -- my assumption is that the lift in that area is a feature, not a bug. :) Mine looks exactly the same and I think other owners have posted similar shots.

    -Matt
    Derausgewanderte likes this.
    02-16-2015 08:20 PM
  17. Derausgewanderte's Avatar
    when I bought it from him, it had both the battery areas starting to separate when the band is flexed open.
    yeah, that is exactly what I see on mine, both sides towards the charging area. The screws seem to be snug and not loose. It seems to be adhesive that failed after some time. I got mine in November when it came out.
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    I am also seeing corrosion starting on the metal parts on both the charging area and the sensor (bumps). I replaced my screen protector twice already because it peels off after some time. Skinomi sells a 6pack for $10 on Amazon and they work well.
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    My thought is that MS is probably holding back with producing large batches until these issues are resolved - maybe with a version 2. I have Microsoft Complete with the band and I'm not overly concerned about the issues I have at this point. It's still fully functional. At some point I will explore an exchange (maybe by then v2 is the only band that is available ;) ).
    FredBloggs007 likes this.
    02-16-2015 08:23 PM
  18. Tim Stone's Avatar
    I had to exchange my first one because the band material was peeling off and exposing metal. The second one has held up well.

    I'm noticing that it is once again getting harder to start the charge process. I can think it's connected, and go back 90 minutes later to find it didn't charge at all. I think the contacts need a stronger cleaning agent than just a damp cloth, which is all that should be used on the band material itself.

    Otherwise, it is holding up well. I have tried many other products out there, but for all around functionality, the Band beats them all. Also, Fitbit products seem to wear out quickly, and getting them replaced is often a major obstacle course. So far, a visit to a Microsoft Store seems to be about all one needs to do for an immediate solution to any Band issues.
    02-17-2015 01:18 PM
  19. Derausgewanderte's Avatar
    Tim, make sure that all the pins of the charging plug have enough tension to push onto the charger. One of mine got slightly bent and I had some issues charging. I pulled it out enough with some tweezers.
    02-17-2015 02:30 PM
  20. dbregman's Avatar
    Mine was having issues charging. I took a dry qtip to the charging area on the band to clean it and that solved the issue. I think there was some sweat gunk built up there.
    iSingBass likes this.
    02-17-2015 10:03 PM
  21. pil71's Avatar
    My workout involves a log of wrist movements. About 2 weeks ago, the plastic started separating from the joint with HR sensor and yesterday whole HR sensory got ripped off during exercise. I exchanged it on the warranty but likely will sell it. Band can not withstand repeated wrist bending.
    02-18-2015 03:07 PM
  22. Suggs68's Avatar
    Had mine since launch day. Heavy daily use. Lots of long runs/sweating, sleep with it often, usually have it on most of the day. Zagg screen protector is still in good shape and the band itself (sensors, clasp, etc) is still in very good shape. Some minor wear (light scuffs) on the band, but that's about it (knock on wood)
    Derausgewanderte likes this.
    02-18-2015 06:46 PM
  23. Shad0wguy's Avatar
    Got mine early January and it looks mostly new. I am getting the bumps on the metal band around the charging contacts as well. not sure if this will be a problem down the line or not, but I have Microsoft complete, so I'm not worried.
    02-19-2015 01:39 PM
  24. crav4speed's Avatar
    Preordered mine when it was first available.

    There is bubbling on the inner sides and the metal charging plate is pitting and developing bumps causing the charger not position itself correctly.

    Otherwise, the Band is outperforming my expectations and the new updates are making it better and better. I'm overall pleased with the Band and hope that Band v2 will correct these defects.
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    02-28-2015 11:18 AM
  25. AndyD33's Avatar
    I'm about a week short of having had mine for two months and it started peeling overnight last night on the inside rubber. I've had some various bumps on the charging plate, but those haven't affected anything negatively. Considering using a warranty replacement to fix the peeling. (I have Complete too, though that shouldn't be affected yet, right?)
    03-01-2015 12:11 PM
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