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  1. ven07's Avatar
    The rumors have been swirling and even WC's own D.Rubino has said that it is coming. Now if you go through the forums, you'll find different users telling the world what they don't like, but what is on your wishlist for the band?
    RumoredNow likes this.
    09-02-2015 02:29 PM
  2. Wes Smith's Avatar
    More accurate sleep detection. While it works in this model, it is not a 100% accurate still.
    ven07 likes this.
    09-02-2015 03:26 PM
  3. ven07's Avatar
    More accurate sleep detection. While it works in this model, it is not a 100% accurate still.
    What kind of info are you looking for?
    09-02-2015 03:49 PM
  4. Wes Smith's Avatar
    Same as now, but more accurate for sleeping
    ven07 likes this.
    09-02-2015 05:45 PM
  5. ven07's Avatar
    Same as now, but more accurate for sleeping
    It is quite possible that this could be updated, because the first band was simply meant to be a demonstration of the services MS had in store. So it it plausible that they didn't throw everything in there
    RumoredNow likes this.
    09-02-2015 05:51 PM
  6. Red River's Avatar
    I hope it does not run win10 othewise it may drain battery fast. What I want is a simple and durable band.
    09-16-2015 07:37 PM
  7. emperor_skull's Avatar
    I hope it does not run win10 othewise it may drain battery fast. What I want is a simple and durable band.
    Who gave you that idea? Because it drains your battery doesn't mean it will drain the battery of the band, and first of all, you're just running(if actually you're an insider, with the preview actually installed on your device or phone) the core OS without any firmware and the necessary drivers and is still in alpha stage, is still in is early stage yet you complain, just because MS made it possible for Insiders to help develop the OS, doesn't give you the leverage to go about talking **** about it, when you find something that ought to be different and is not, or you find a bug, you report it, that's why you have the feed back app, and not whine all over
    ven07, Hoekie and floppyedonkey like this.
    09-17-2015 01:26 AM
  8. saras112's Avatar
    A more ergonomic body.
    ven07 and James8561 like this.
    09-17-2015 01:48 AM
  9. ven07's Avatar
    A more ergonomic body.
    Yupp this is exactly why im waiting for 2.0! The $50 off on the current band was almost too good a deal to pass up, but the build of it is kind of a "downer" for me
    09-19-2015 02:42 PM
  10. ven07's Avatar
    Who gave you that idea? Because it drains your battery doesn't mean it will drain the battery of the band, and first of all, you're just running(if actually you're an insider, with the preview actually installed on your device or phone) the core OS without any firmware and the necessary drivers and is still in alpha stage, is still in is early stage yet you complain, just because MS made it possible for Insiders to help develop the OS, doesn't give you the leverage to go about talking **** about it, when you find something that ought to be different and is not, or you find a bug, you report it, that's why you have the feed back app, and not whine all over
    Goose fraba :p but you're right, there is no reason to believe that the band will have severe battery drain. In the current version only GPS drains battery fast, but as for the rest it runs just fine. With a lot of watches out there offering better battery life, this is one thing MS has to get right and I think they will
    09-19-2015 02:44 PM
  11. TechFreak1's Avatar
    Swim proof, that's what I really want so I can swim with it and secondly a ridiculously long battery life as I'm looking for a watch replacement. Don't want to wear a watch and a fitness band :P.
    09-20-2015 04:55 AM
  12. ven07's Avatar
    Swim proof
    Lol actually forgot this, but yeah it is needed
    09-20-2015 11:59 AM
  13. Jon_Rubinstein's Avatar
    I want it to be able to program it to shock me every time I look at another women.
    Hoekie likes this.
    10-01-2015 03:14 PM
  14. Muessig's Avatar
    Water proofing and incredible battery life alongside a reasonable price are on my wish list.
    ven07 likes this.
    10-01-2015 03:15 PM
  15. ven07's Avatar
    Water proofing and incredible battery life alongside a reasonable price are on my wish list.
    Actually dont mind the 150-200 range if the product is good :D
    10-03-2015 04:12 PM
  16. RaianStar's Avatar
    Who gave you that idea? Because it drains your battery doesn't mean it will drain the battery of the band, and first of all, you're just running(if actually you're an insider, with the preview actually installed on your device or phone) the core OS without any firmware and the necessary drivers and is still in alpha stage, is still in is early stage yet you complain, just because MS made it possible for Insiders to help develop the OS, doesn't give you the leverage to go about talking **** about it, when you find something that ought to be different and is not, or you find a bug, you report it, that's why you have the feed back app, and not whine all over
    Hey man that's a little harsh... I'm all for LoT but I share the battery concerns. If I'm honest I trust the people at Microsoft to get this right though.
    Last edited by RaianStar; 10-04-2015 at 01:36 PM. Reason: forgot to quote. . .
    10-04-2015 01:31 PM
  17. RaianStar's Avatar
    I'd like to see some serious improvements to the look of the device. As it stands it's just not as good to look at as other brands. It would also be nice if it fit well with a shirt (it snags around the cuff). When I show people, it really does become apparent just how much it's aesthetics hinder it's adoption.

    Then there are things like language support, better syncing with the phones (in terms of actioned notifications etc.) an alarm that works with your sleep cycle / knows when you fall back to sleep and more robust communication protocols between band & phone.

    Actually... upon reflection, that's quite a list. I'm okay with the current battery though. I just charge it while l shower & get ready for work in the morning.

    Does anyone here actually play golf? They seem to be pushing the golf features pretty hard...
    10-04-2015 01:56 PM
  18. downup's Avatar
    Reseller in sweden would be nice...
    10-04-2015 02:10 PM
  19. DroidUser42's Avatar
    Heart Rate sensing the works under wider conditions. Right now, 1 gets too easily thrown off by movement.
    kevin shea likes this.
    10-05-2015 04:08 PM
  20. Nate Silver's Avatar
    I actually don't mind the build of V1, though I know many find it 'clunky'. I'm mostly hoping for something more durable. For a wearable fitness device, V1 just doesn't hold up all that well over time. Feature-wise, V1 ticks most of the boxes for me, but I'm wishing that V2 will offer something more in the way of compatibility with the usual suite of cycling sensors, like speed, cadence, and power meters.....hopefully Ant+. I fully realize this is probably pie-in-the-sky. A more robust hr sensor would be welcome, ala MIO. Increased battery life would be great too. Currently, if I cycle for a couple hours or more with GPS, I have to top off the Band if its going to make it through the night. More dedicated tiles for different fitness activities would also be welcome. As far as I'm concerned, V1 goes far enough into the 'smart watch' realm, and I hope they don't try to 'civilize' it too much, and maintain the focus on fitness!

    That's about it for the Band, but hopefully MS will also introduce enhancements to the Health App and Health Web Site concurrent with Band 2's launch.
    ven07 likes this.
    10-05-2015 06:21 PM
  21. anon(8555314)'s Avatar
    Overall VERY happy with v.1. I think Nate covered the shortcomings well. The number one problem was lack of durability with sweat causing corrosion, and battery covers falling off many Bands. They absolutely have to fix that. The leaked photos looked as though the contact points are completely different. Leaked photos also indicate it has curved display and is a little bit more svelte. That is a welcome improvement. Better battery performance under GPS would be nice. Additional sensors such as blood pressure would be welcome. They need a lot more partnerships, such as the Withings Smart Body Analyzer (which is compatible with the Health Vault). They need to continue to improve the firmware and Health App--there is much potential there.
    ven07 likes this.
    10-05-2015 10:02 PM
  22. CygnusOrion's Avatar
    Hopefully comfortable, I literally had to return mine as it dug into my wrist bones. Also it would be nice if it could control music on any phone.
    10-05-2015 10:19 PM
  23. mmooore215's Avatar
    Hopefully better battery life.
    ven07 likes this.
    10-06-2015 12:04 PM
  24. Rob Reilley's Avatar
    Looks like the battery life with GPS is the same. Not good and not worth the upgrade for me. If it can't even last a marathon than once the competition steps up I may be looking to go to a different brand unless a Band 3 with better battery life comes out within the next 6 months. I'm really surprised they did not address that. At lease give us a few more hours.
    ven07 likes this.
    10-06-2015 05:00 PM
  25. anon(9312357)'s Avatar
    I was curious to hear what they say about the gps piece and batter life. I'm guessing since they didn't mention it, nothing has improved which is a shame! I can't use it for long hikes or long bike rides without loosing the battery which really sucks!
    10-07-2015 08:03 AM
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