1. Erik Monroe's Avatar
    I know the Band is compatible with IPhone and Android but some features are exclusive to Windows Phones.
    06-20-2015 11:54 AM
  2. gadgetrants's Avatar
    Welcome Erik! Good question. Two major WinPhone-only features that come to mind are the keyboard (for text entry) on the Band and voice input/control (via Cortana). On the other hand, an Android-only feature is turn-by-turn notifications on the Band during navigation. Other than that (afaik) you get the same general feature-set on any phone (which is one reason I love the Band).

    I'll happily put $10 on the bet that the golf feature will be phone-OS independent, since there is already GPS on the Band. The only catch will be how MS handles the issue of golf course data (e.g., stroke and map data), though I'm still pretty optimistic that they'll code the database (and/or lookup function) for all three platforms.

    Erik Monroe likes this.
    06-20-2015 12:52 PM
  3. anon(8555314)'s Avatar
    I agree. I m assuming this will be like the other apps that live on the band--bike app, run app, etc.
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    06-20-2015 06:30 PM
  4. gadgetrants's Avatar
    David, did you see the link I added to your thread -- the demo video for the golf app is seriously impressive.

    06-20-2015 06:59 PM
  5. anon(8555314)'s Avatar
    Yes I saw that. It is impressive, and it is great to see. I hope they continue to add on to biking and running and add on a few other new ones as well.
    06-20-2015 08:20 PM
  6. infinidim's Avatar
    Yes I saw that. It is impressive, and it is great to see. I hope they continue to add on to biking and running and add on a few other new ones as well.
    I am a walker and would also like to see them adding a "Walk" option a bit like the running one.


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    06-22-2015 10:46 AM
  7. anon(8555314)'s Avatar
    There are a varīety of ways they could do it. As long as tiles are limited, one way would be a single tile with multiple user defined options to select at the beginning of the activity. It could be a single tile that handles running/walking/hiking/trail running/dog walking/lawn mowing/leap frogging/canoe portaging/somersaulting/3-legged running/cartwheeling/jackass-grocery-cart-riding and whatever the user wanted.
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    06-22-2015 01:45 PM
  8. gadgetrants's Avatar
    David, too funny. I needed some of that mirth right now, thanks!

    06-22-2015 04:28 PM

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