1. Daylife's Avatar
    These people really have no shame lol.....A review of the microsoft band 2 and the thumbnail of the review is an iphone lmao. untitled.jpg
    10-30-2015 09:51 AM
  2. xandros9's Avatar
    Well, it works with the iPhone, I think you're forcing it a bit here.
    10-30-2015 09:54 AM
  3. Highdefjunkie's Avatar
    I was more confused by the title and review. Identity crisis? No. It's not. It's a fitness watch.

    The only one that is confused is the reviewer.
    ajj3085 likes this.
    10-30-2015 10:04 AM
  4. Jezza's Avatar
    I was more confused by the title and review. Identity crisis? No. It's not. It's a fitness watch.

    The only one that is confused is the reviewer.
    Yep, it's a fitness band first and a smart watch second. Much like most smart watches are a smart watch first and a fitness band second. This reviewer is a bit of a numpty.
    10-30-2015 10:17 AM
  5. Highdefjunkie's Avatar
    Read the comments of the review. Everyone just blasted it! It was the worse review I've read in a while.
    10-30-2015 10:23 AM
  6. GSOgymrat's Avatar
    I think some reviews look at new tech from a perspective of existing tech and when a device doesn't fit neatly into a category they are not sure what to think. Is Microsoft Band a fitness device or a smart watch? Is Surface a laptop or a tablet? Instead of using the device and seeing how it is useful or not on its own merits they feel compelled to compare devices to similar products. This approach is fine when comparing two phones but with devices like Microsoft Band or Surface a direct comparison doesn't tell the whole story. The Microsoft Band isn't an Apple Watch and it isn't a Fit Bit. The Surface isn't an iPad or a Mac Book. When Lauren Goode says the Band has an "identity crisis" lets me know as a reader to put her review in perspective.
    jhoff80 likes this.
    10-30-2015 10:37 AM
  7. GSOgymrat's Avatar
    Read the comments of the review. Everyone just blasted it! It was the worse review I've read in a while.
    I thought The Verge review of Surface Pro 4 was even worse because it was surprisingly lazy, especially given Surface is a flagship product. Lots of pertinent information was left out and then general tone was the author had better things to do than write another tech review.
    10-30-2015 10:44 AM
  8. Highdefjunkie's Avatar
    Eh. I've come to expect that from mainstream tech sites. Arstechnica is the one site that I read on all tech reviews. It's insightful and zero agenda.
    xandros9 likes this.
    10-30-2015 11:03 AM
  9. Daylife's Avatar
    Well, it works with the iPhone, I think you're forcing it a bit here.
    Yeah but that's not the point lol.

    Identity crisis? Like really? These people are dumber than rocks, a bunch of hipsters on Apples payroll. Just look at the Surface Pro 4 review, a 3 minute video that doesn't talk about any features what so ever, check out the dislikes on youtube lol.
    10-30-2015 11:37 AM
  10. rld082982's Avatar
    Seems to be that pretty much everyone is bashing the Band.... and why not? The design is still horrible with that awful clasp.
    10-30-2015 02:32 PM
  11. Snapperlicious's Avatar
    Based on the comments on here I expected the video to be worse. It was actually a pretty well done review, and the production quality was high. She even mentioned it having a GPS and the Apple watch not. With that said, I don't agree with the conclusion, and I don't agree with the part about it being uncomfortable. I do wonder if she had the wrong size, because it was quite loose on her wrist. Mine is as comfortable as the FitBit Charge, and more comfortable than any metal banded watch I have worn. I certainly don't find it too uncomfortable to wear to bed.
    xandros9 likes this.
    11-01-2015 03:59 AM
  12. Hoekie's Avatar
    @rld No they don't. Actually pretty much everyone is praising the Band 2. It's the way the story is told that bothers many.
    11-01-2015 05:22 AM
  13. jhoff80's Avatar
    I think the 'iVerge' thing is ridiculous... the problem isn't a bias towards one product, it's a bias towards their own use cases. If they cannot see it fitting an exact need in their lives, they assume the same for everyone. That's fine in general, but what makes it worse on The Verge is that all of their writers tend to be in a bubble of similar needs and use cases.
    RumoredNow likes this.
    11-01-2015 08:54 AM
  14. RumoredNow's Avatar
    it's a bias towards their own use cases.
    I don't really look at the Verge on my own, but every time someone links something from them, I see their focus as very narrow. They seem to produce things for their own consumption. In other words, the production focus at the Verge is always "will other Verge staff like what I'm doing" and any other audience is incidental.

    I find their style incredibly off putting with its narcissistic and self-absorbed attitude. I can't take it seriously as a source for this reason.
    11-01-2015 09:32 AM

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