12-08-2015 03:15 PM
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  1. mmooore215's Avatar
    This should be a great upgrade from my Fitbit flex. Will post impressions once I pick it up.
    10-06-2015 11:58 AM
  2. Captnkirk54's Avatar
    I've order the new band today I've had a Fitbit Surge while I like it well enough it has never integrated with my windows phone as promised. I didn't buy the 1 because of the form factory. This looks much better and hopefully the durability is improved. The surge and flex which my wife has have not held up any better than what I've seen on the 1. Any way waiting on the shipping date.
    ven07 likes this.
    10-06-2015 02:04 PM
  3. mhc48's Avatar
    I definitely plan to check it out first thing tonight at the Moynihan Station Windows 10 Devices party to see if it has any advantages over my Band 1 which is starting to get pretty long in the tooth. The inside black covering has been flaking off on one side and there is flex space opening between the band and the two sides where the battery is/are. So its just a matter of time before I will probably have to consider a replacement of some sort. If Band 2 has some worthwhile additions or battery life I will probably order, if not, I'll wait a while and see what the reviews are like.
    10-06-2015 03:06 PM
  4. Wheels_____'s Avatar
    I will be buying the Band 2.
    They fixed the reason I returned my Band 1. The fit on my wrist was not good.
    I like the more flexible strap on the Band 2 also.
    ven07 likes this.
    10-07-2015 07:15 AM
  5. anon(9312357)'s Avatar
    I'm holding out still to hear about battery life. That really needs improvement for me to buy a new one even though I like the way the new one looks.
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    10-07-2015 08:06 AM
  6. mhc48's Avatar
    From what I gathered last night, mjb200561, battery life per se isn't much improved. They told me 48 hours which is pretty much what I've been getting on my Band 1. Battery life has been improved but there is now only one battery whereas I believe Band 1 has two, one on each side of the strap. But there was one new feature which really impressed me which I think can go in some way to increasing battery life. Much as I like my Band 1, I was always torn between the trade off of leaving it in watch mode to check the time and the battery drain that led to. Band 2 has an accelerometer which can, among other things, sense you turning your wrist to check and turn on the screen to display the time. It worked really well. Just a flick of my wrist (and now with the new curved design, wearing it face up) lit the face up and showed the time briefly. It was very cool and convenient. At any rate, now you don't have to leave the Band in watch mode, and drain the battery to have it also operate as a watch.

    The face is also much clearer and touch sensitive. At first I thought the screen was larger than my Band 1, but if so, the difference was not enough for me to verify putting them side by side.
    10-07-2015 10:53 AM
  7. luxnws's Avatar
    It looks like Microsoft is positioning the Band 2 against fitness devices like the Fitbit Surge and the Garmin Forerunner 220/225. At $199, the Band 2 would have been a no-brainer purchase. Despite Microsoft now being a serious competitor, Fitbit must have breathed a sigh of relief yesterday when the $249 price was revealed.

    Eagerly awaiting the real life use reviews. At first glance the Band 2 has better features. If the battery life is decent (better than the original Band), Fitbit and Garmin are going to have to scramble.
    10-07-2015 04:39 PM
  8. luxnws's Avatar
    From what I gathered last night, mjb200561, battery life per se isn't much improved. They told me 48 hours which is pretty much what I've been getting on my Band 1. Battery life has been improved but there is now only one battery whereas I believe Band 1 has two, one on each side of the strap. But there was one new feature which really impressed me which I think can go in some way to increasing battery life. Much as I like my Band 1, I was always torn between the trade off of leaving it in watch mode to check the time and the battery drain that led to. Band 2 has an accelerometer which can, among other things, sense you turning your wrist to check and turn on the screen to display the time. It worked really well. Just a flick of my wrist (and now with the new curved design, wearing it face up) lit the face up and showed the time briefly. It was very cool and convenient. At any rate, now you don't have to leave the Band in watch mode, and drain the battery to have it also operate as a watch.

    The face is also much clearer and touch sensitive. At first I thought the screen was larger than my Band 1, but if so, the difference was not enough for me to verify putting them side by side.
    If the original Band was a prototype, then the Band 2 battery life as a next gen product should be better, especially if it more efficient as you noted, right? Battery life with gps on was high on the list of user feedback as I recall. Curved faceplate and wrist band comfort of the original Band were concerns too and Microsoft addressed both of those in the Band 2.
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    10-07-2015 05:01 PM
  9. DrNitun's Avatar
    Hello,

    I am really impressed with the design of the band 2. The first one appeared clunky, hence why I didn't get it. This new design definitely will have me get one.

    Now if I will like the functionality of it...
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    10-07-2015 05:06 PM
  10. Markeyse Jamar Mundy's Avatar
    I like it! I would have to see what sizes there are! I have a big wrist hahahah!
    10-07-2015 06:10 PM
  11. Br1an_g's Avatar
    Pre ordered today. ๐Ÿ˜
    10-08-2015 03:51 AM
  12. Paolo Ferrazza's Avatar
    I am going to get it because I need it to test my apps. I do not know if I would upgrade if I didn't need it for development, band v1 is more than enough for my runner needs. I guess I would anyway since it looks too cool :)
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    10-08-2015 06:58 AM
  13. DroidUser42's Avatar
    Unless there's a special, I think I'll keep my B1 until it dies. I'm seeing nice to haves, but nothing that really grabs me at the $249 price point.

    If it didn't have any device or smart watch, that would be a different story.
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    10-08-2015 04:49 PM
  14. ven07's Avatar
    I like it! I would have to see what sizes there are! I have a big wrist hahahah!
    Pretty sure MS will have the same line-up as with the band 1.. Small-Medium-Large

    The flexible plastic on this one should make for a snug fit :D
    10-08-2015 07:36 PM
  15. infinidim's Avatar
    I have pre-ordered mine as well. Looks really smart and seems to fit people better.

    Infinidim
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    10-09-2015 07:59 AM
  16. Tonio78's Avatar
    Just pre-ordered mine through the UK store (I'm in France). Horribly expensive but I want it. Love my Band 1 so the 2 can only be better! I'll try to sell the 1 but it's in such a horrible state that it won't bring much but every penny will help ๐Ÿ˜Š. Shipping is announced from 19 Nov. on. Can't wait ๐Ÿ˜–.

    Via Tapatalk de mon splendide Lumia 930
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    10-09-2015 03:03 PM
  17. idokamaroq's Avatar
    Here's my plan: I bought the first Band on launch day, with the MS Care thing (accidental damage coverage for 13 months, if I'm not mistaken). It got sprayed with a high-pressure water hose a week or two ago, and now the battery doesn't charge all the way or last as long. So, I'll wait until the very end of my coverage, and hope that they run out of stock of the old one and give me a Band 2 as the replacement (even if I have to pay a price difference... can't remember how much I bought this thing for). And if they don't run out of stock, I'll just stick with my first gen Band. The design and addition of a barometer are nice on the new one, but nothing too game-changing. (I actually kinda like the aesthetic of the first gen, anyways... )
    10-09-2015 05:50 PM
  18. EMitchell's Avatar
    Definitely picking one up.
    10-09-2015 07:57 PM
  19. DroidUser42's Avatar
    So, I'll wait until the very end of my coverage, and hope that they run out of stock of the old one and give me a Band 2 as the replacement (even if I have to pay a price difference... can't remember how much I bought this thing for). And if they don't run out of stock, I'll just stick with my first gen Band.
    I bought it the same day as you (original MRP, $199) and my plan is like yours. If they don't run out of stock, I'll just take the new Band 1. I wouldn't mind the new features, but it's not worth $249 to me until my old one dies.

    If they hit me up for the current MSRP difference ($249-$129 = $120) I'd have to think about it.
    10-10-2015 01:35 AM
  20. Teeceman's Avatar
    I've always thought of the original band as first of type, so when I brought band 1 I'd always intended to also buy band 2 when it arrived if it improved on band 1.
    10-10-2015 02:31 AM
  21. Captnkirk54's Avatar
    Here's a quick question. The Fitbit surge is $249 does any one think a $225 price point would drive more sales. I have already ordered so in my case maybe not. If I where a first time buyer I think it would be a deciding factor for the Surge vs Band Choice.
    10-10-2015 01:13 PM
  22. luxnws's Avatar
    Here's a quick question. The Fitbit surge is $249 does any one think a $225 price point would drive more sales. I have already ordered so in my case maybe not. If I where a first time buyer I think it would be a deciding factor for the Surge vs Band Choice.
    Might be too early for them to change the price. Who knows, it might sell out at that price during the holidays. It will be as interesting to see what impact if any the Band 2 has on the others fitness bands. The Surge still sells for $249 list price and its almost a year old. The Forerunner 225 just came out so maybe price won't change from the $299 list so soon. The older Forerunner 220 is $199 on Amazon, down from the $249 list price.
    10-10-2015 08:02 PM
  23. senrabwh's Avatar
    I ordered mine the minute pre-orders went live! Best fitness band, hands down!
    10-11-2015 01:37 PM
  24. ajj3085's Avatar
    I've got mine preordered. Was excited about band 1 but figured they'd have some tweaking to do. B2 looks really nice.
    10-11-2015 08:38 PM
  25. greg10e's Avatar
    Bit hard to buy one when they don't offer it for sale in Australia!!!! Sick of this 2nd/5th class country rubbish.
    Tried to buy one off Amazon, but it triggered a fail on the country.
    Biggest pain is that MS have said NOTHING about when or if it's going to be released here.
    10-11-2015 09:55 PM
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