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  1. BB_Nicky86's Avatar
    Mine did this as well, i got a free replacement. My replacement hasn't had any issues. Fingers crossed it stays that way.
    05-27-2016 12:06 PM
  2. JonesCK1's Avatar
    Mine just started splitting, eerily in the exact same spot as pictures posted. It looks like right at the bend of a plastic corner on the inside of the rubber, this could be a design flaw, definitely from normal wear. I'm going to the MS store today to see if they honor a replacement, hopefully they stand by their product. Crossing fingers...wp_20160528_12_46_27_pro-2-.jpg
    05-28-2016 12:26 PM
  3. motjoo's Avatar
    And mine just split too. Thought I would get away with it, but no.
    Will contact Microsoft tomorrow.
    **Update** Replaced without problems after talking to Microsoft UK (which was a problem)
    Last edited by motjoo; 06-12-2016 at 08:18 AM.
    05-29-2016 03:34 AM
  4. bouten1's Avatar
    Same here wp_20160529_12_12_03_pro.jpg
    05-29-2016 07:08 AM
  5. Indistinguishable's Avatar
    I'm in the split band club now! Bought it at the end of December. Will be taking it into the Microsoft store whenever I get around to it.
    05-31-2016 07:19 PM
  6. coolbreeze78's Avatar
    December purchase here. Split yesterday. Took into the Microsoft store today and they said immediately that they are letting customers return for a full refund. It's a major issue that they see every day. He said a replacement would do the same thing since there isnt a .2 revision. I took the offer. Got the full price and complete protection plan refunded on the spot. I'll miss it, but don't see the logic in getting another one that will eventually split. Sounds like a recall is in order.

    So, just ask for a refund. They will do it, at least a Microsoft store will.
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    05-31-2016 11:15 PM
  7. IamDefiler's Avatar
    December purchase here. Split yesterday. Took into the Microsoft store today and they said immediately that they are letting customers return for a full refund. It's a major issue that they see every day. He said a replacement would do the same thing since there isnt a .2 revision. I took the offer. Got the full price and complete protection plan refunded on the spot. I'll miss it, but don't see the logic in getting another one that will eventually split. Sounds like a recall is in order.

    So, just ask for a refund. They will do it, at least a Microsoft store will.
    This is good info. Thanks! When my replacement Band 2 splits, I'll be getting that refund.
    05-31-2016 11:22 PM
  8. Indistinguishable's Avatar
    December purchase here. Split yesterday. Took into the Microsoft store today and they said immediately that they are letting customers return for a full refund. It's a major issue that they see every day. He said a replacement would do the same thing since there isnt a .2 revision. I took the offer. Got the full price and complete protection plan refunded on the spot. I'll miss it, but don't see the logic in getting another one that will eventually split. Sounds like a recall is in order.

    So, just ask for a refund. They will do it, at least a Microsoft store will.
    When you say refund, do you mean money restored to credit card? Or store credit? Mine was a gift, so that might make a difference for me.

    I also really like my Band 2. But I have a feeling i'd be just as happy with a Band 1.
    05-31-2016 11:58 PM
  9. Larj VodkaRedbull's Avatar
    Am aawiting second replacement via a big brown UPS van at the moment, been using it since december 2015 and two have split on me so far, am glad MS dont make condoms.
    Bought mine via amazon, who didnt want to know after a month post purchase, any further issue and am likely to have an interesting time trying to gain a refund.
    Indistinguishable likes this.
    06-01-2016 08:04 AM
  10. coolbreeze78's Avatar
    When you say refund, do you mean money restored to credit card? Or store credit? Mine was a gift, so that might make a difference for me.

    I also really like my Band 2. But I have a feeling i'd be just as happy with a Band 1.
    Well, here's the deal. When I bought my Band 2 in December, I ordered a size small from Dell.com (some sale + coupon). It was too small, so I took it into the Microsoft store and asked if I could exchange for a medium. They wanted a receipt and I told them I didn't get it from the Microsoft store. After checking with the manager, they allowed the size swap since it was brand new. I did purchase Microsoft Complete (at the time of exchange) for the Medium, so they had my credit card info. This meant I now had a Microsoft store receipt because of the warranty purchase/size swap).

    When I went in yesterday with the issue, I asked the guy if the return would work since my receipt was only for an exchange + Microsoft Complete ($39+tax). He said "let's run it and see." Sure enough, $250 went back to my card. So I kinda made money on the transaction, an unexpected surprise. The manager that helped me was all but steering me to just return it. His tone made it sound like they are getting droves of complaints, so I just bailed on the Band 2. Miss it, but don't want another one that will just break as well.

    So I don't know how they would handle a true gift with no receipt, but it's worth trying. Worst case I'd imagine is they replace it. If they do, purchase the $39 complete, which will give you a receipt. If it breaks again, return it for a refund that will be processed to the card you used to buy the complete warranty. Worked for me anyhow. I wasn't trying to work the system - they seemed to be encouraging me to just return it, so I took the offer.
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    06-01-2016 09:11 AM
  11. Indistinguishable's Avatar
    So I don't know how they would handle a true gift with no receipt, but it's worth trying. Worst case I'd imagine is they replace it. If they do, purchase the $39 complete, which will give you a receipt. If it breaks again, return it for a refund that will be processed to the card you used to buy the complete warranty. Worked for me anyhow. I wasn't trying to work the system - they seemed to be encouraging me to just return it, so I took the offer.
    Interesting. Well I did purchase complete on it a couple days after I received it as a gift. I actually got complete on it before I even took it out of the box because i'm that much of a square. So I do have the receipt.

    I'll let you guys know how my experience goes. I'll probably take a trip to the store tomorrow.
    06-01-2016 09:57 AM
  12. Jonny702's Avatar
    I've returned 2 Bands to the MS store without having to use my MS complete. It was a fairly straight forward swap
    06-01-2016 05:18 PM
  13. Indistinguishable's Avatar
    I've returned 2 Bands to the MS store without having to use my MS complete. It was a fairly straight forward swap
    Returned or replaced?
    06-01-2016 06:34 PM
  14. PachecoCorporationCeo's Avatar
    Is any one complaining about the quality of material for the Band 2?

    Posted via the Windows Central App for Android (V10 or 5x)
    06-01-2016 06:57 PM
  15. Scott Pisciotta's Avatar
    Curious on the size of the ones splitting. I Have the largest one and no issues. I wonder if it is your petite wrists?

    Anyone try to armor All the band to get the shine back?
    06-01-2016 07:12 PM
  16. Indistinguishable's Avatar
    Curious on the size of the ones splitting. I Have the largest one and no issues. I wonder if it is your petite wrists?
    It's always interesting to me that people try to find a way to blame other people for a problem simply because they're not experiencing it themselves. If you're curious about the sizes that are splitting, you can read through out this whole thread of people having splitting issues with their various sizes. Everyone, from small to large, is experiencing Band splits. It's a product defect.

    Anyone try to armor All the band to get the shine back?
    You might have more luck starting a different thread for this question.
    06-01-2016 07:35 PM
  17. Indistinguishable's Avatar
    Update:

    I took my Band 2 in to the Microsoft Store. They replaced it without any questions or comments. Grabbed a new one off the shelf. They transferred the Microsoft Complete plan to the new Band.

    Unfortunate that this defect exists, but i'm grateful for the quality customer service that the Microsoft Store consistently offers.
    06-01-2016 09:55 PM
  18. Larj VodkaRedbull's Avatar
    Curious on the size of the ones splitting. I Have the largest one and no issues. I wonder if it is your petite wrists?

    Anyone try to armor All the band to get the shine back?
    Mine is large, fits my wrist withe a littel adjustment to spare.
    Not sure if armour all contains anything that might weaken the band material over time, not sure that would be such a good idea given the issues being seen with material as is.
    06-02-2016 03:32 AM
  19. Da_Chemist's Avatar
    My December bought band can now also be added to the cracked list. It happened overnight. when I reached out to the helpdesk they were more than willing to replace it. When I asked about if I could expect the same thing happening again in a couple of months they told me that they made a modification to the process in February of this year which should eliminate this. Time will tell I guess. Have been an early adopter since band 1 and I really miss that thing around my wrist right now.....
    06-02-2016 09:54 AM
  20. craige1's Avatar
    The rubber split on my band 2 and now my wife is pregnant again.
    06-03-2016 01:58 AM
  21. IamDefiler's Avatar
    Well, after seeing the Samsung Gear Fit 2, I could be selling my Band 2 and going that route. I need to see some real reviews but so far it seems to check all the boxes except for downloadable workouts, which it might do but hasn't been mentioned yet.
    06-03-2016 05:22 AM
  22. solarflere's Avatar
    From NYC here, had a small tear on the side like most. Walked in to Microsoft store and they swapped it out for me, no issues. In fact they said its known problem and the guy before me had the same issue. My band had the screen protector on it, so when they swapped it, they gave me a brand new screen protector for it as well. Really nice of them. As long as it is with in 1 year warranty it wont be an issue. Just go into the MS store vs call in (if you have them) much easier and they swap them on the spot. And register the device with your MS account. Also the replaced device COMES WITH 1 YEAR WARRANTY AGAIN. So if it breaks again, ill just go into the store within a year and have it replaced again.
    06-03-2016 09:26 AM
  23. Eddie Mendoza's Avatar
    just went to my local san diego store and they would not replace it - already swapped it out twice before. They said I had to do it over the internet. Setup a free shipping label return option through microsoft support.. if this happens again I might just call it quits too even tho i like it
    06-06-2016 07:23 AM
  24. Dan Harris's Avatar
    Originally posted by Jonathan Barton
    I've spoken with support and sent them photos of the damage, there is no evidence of any scuffing or deformation of the strap, but they have said it is not covered. So now its a 133 to send it off and get a replacement. With and 8-10 day wait. Maybe I'll buy one from amazon and take the 60 hit and get it tomorrow instead.
    I'd say this should be covered under the warranty if there wasn't already any damage before it burst....As long as it didn't go over or below the max/min operating temperatures then it seems like it's not your fault at all and you should get a replacement.
    06-07-2016 10:09 AM
  25. Dan Harris's Avatar
    Originally posted by whitecm1
    I've just reported the same problem and they are picking it up later today - has anyone has success getting it fixed under warranty in the UK? They tried to tell me straps are not covered...
    I've got a Band 2 now, but I got my Band 1 replaced under warranty when the strap started to tear, the battery covers started to come off and all the black material inside the Band started to peel off.

    Basically explained it's a widespread problem and obviously a defect in the product for it to last such a little time (About 9 months from UK release)

    I was very careful with mine but it still happened - I think in the end the peeling was due to sun cream being applied and then putting the Band over, so I avoided doing that with my replacement.

    The splitting was unacceptable to me on a device advertised for active users
    06-07-2016 10:12 AM
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