1. mordreadx20's Avatar
    I'm hearing about the upcoming release of the Microsoft Band 3 and wondering when is Microsoft going to release a smartwatch!

    The Band 2 is cool but very uncomfortable to wear as a daily device. I just want a smartwatch with the Band's features that works with my Microsoft 950.

    C'mon Microsoft enough with the Bands already....it's smartwatch time!
    07-04-2016 02:59 AM
  2. Sargon Aelther's Avatar
    I agree. I hate Microsoft's obsession with fitness. They should release a smartwatch that looks like a watch and focuses on productivity, not silly, battery-wasting sensors.
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    07-10-2016 12:25 PM
  3. Chintan Gohel's Avatar
    I agree. I hate Microsoft's obsession with fitness. They should release a smartwatch that looks like a watch and focuses on productivity, not silly, battery-wasting sensors.
    in a market where most sell smartwatches, can't MS be unique? Just thinking
    Last edited by Chintan Gohel; 07-30-2016 at 02:48 PM.
    07-12-2016 02:49 PM
  4. Valter Baptista1's Avatar
    If they are focusing W10 for business, i believe that it should be made a traditional smartwatch that can be 100% compatible for W10M.
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    07-30-2016 01:58 PM
  5. Chintan Gohel's Avatar
    What's the definition of a smartwatch? If it mainly shows time and notifications from the phone, doesn't the band do that? Or glance and the band?
    07-30-2016 02:49 PM
  6. Scienceguy Labs's Avatar
    I gotta say that I'm using an LG watch and a Band 2, and, as far as functionality is concerned, the LG watch (Android Wear) is far superior than the Band 2. I can access just about every app on my phone via my LG watch. It truly is an extension of my phone. However, it can't compete with the Band 2 regarding fitness. MS has that area of the market pretty well covered. But, are all people into tracking fitness??? No. I would imagine that lots more people most likely would wear a watch, and when they might go shopping for a watch, they're probably not going to be interested in a fitness band with watch capabilities. Just my speculation, though. I love the Band 2 for what it is, but I'd really like to see MS make a truly functional smartwatch that retained some or all of the fitness capabilities of the Band 2. I'd most likely buy one.
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    07-30-2016 03:56 PM
  7. Valter Baptista1's Avatar
    Yes but i say it in my case, when i have meetings or need to more formal for work, i like to have the correct watch for the correct need. When i was on android i owned a Sony SW30. Basically when i as running i weared a silicon band, and in work i weared the metal band.
    07-30-2016 03:57 PM
  8. TgeekB's Avatar
    I prefer classic watches.
    07-30-2016 04:16 PM
  9. Valter Baptista1's Avatar
    If microsoft could create something like the Sony SWR 30 that allow to switch bands i would throw my money at them in a second
    07-31-2016 11:22 AM
  10. ayngling's Avatar
    I prefer classic watches.
    Me too.

    I would much prefer if they made the band a real watchband, so I could use a classic watch as a jewelry piece, but still have the smart functionality in the band.

    I use a Garmin Fenix 3 right now, which is great (and looks decent), but something like the Garmin Vivosmart (with a screen that you cannot see unless it is active), as a sporty band to go with my Panerai, would be amazing. Like the previous poster said, I would throw my money at them.

    Montblanc had the right idea with their e-strap, but the implementation isn't very appealing, especially without a proper dev platform. Plus, I am not a fan of their watches. A strap that would fit most watches would be best.
    08-04-2016 09:02 AM
  11. DavidinCT's Avatar
    What's the definition of a smartwatch? If it mainly shows time and notifications from the phone, doesn't the band do that? Or glance and the band?
    On that aspect, how would you define a WATCH ? How should it look ? Something you LOVE, I could hate.

    The band 1/2 is a fitness device first, then a notification device second. A SMARTWATCH should have notifications FIRST and fitness second.

    The Pebble is a smartwatch, the FITBIT or Microsoft Band is a FITNESS device.

    Would love to see what Microsoft will come up with but, at this point.... Android for me..So I can get a REAL smartwatch..
    08-10-2016 09:50 PM
  12. Chintan Gohel's Avatar
    On that aspect, how would you define a WATCH ? How should it look ? Something you LOVE, I could hate.

    The band 1/2 is a fitness device first, then a notification device second. A SMARTWATCH should have notifications FIRST and fitness second.

    The Pebble is a smartwatch, the FITBIT or Microsoft Band is a FITNESS device.

    Would love to see what Microsoft will come up with but, at this point.... Android for me..So I can get a REAL smartwatch..
    so how would you say a device is this first and that second? What's the definition?
    08-12-2016 07:07 AM
  13. badelhas's Avatar
    It would be great Microsoft launched their own smartwatch, indeed.
    Any recent news regarding this?

    Cheers
    08-19-2016 07:11 PM
  14. skstrials's Avatar
    I agree.

    There should be a proper smart watch for Windows 10 mobile. The currently available Vector watch is not very good and just expensive.

    I would love to use my Pebble with Windows 10 mobile but I don't think it will happen any time soon it seems.

    Until then I cannot use Windows 10 mobile.

    Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
    09-05-2016 07:22 PM
  15. fly_branch's Avatar
    I don't care if they do make one, I am a windows die hard but after the Band 2 fiasco, I am done with their wearables. Sent one back due to failure, received new one, it quit working, they received and said it was damaged and voided my warranty (bullcrap) and sent it back. I got it working again but now wrist strap is cracked and they say I have no warranty due to their canceling it from last time I sent it in. I am done with them.
    09-05-2016 07:30 PM
  16. skstrials's Avatar
    I don't care if they do make one, I am a windows die hard but after the Band 2 fiasco, I am done with their wearables. Sent one back due to failure, received new one, it quit working, they received and said it was damaged and voided my warranty (bullcrap) and sent it back. I got it working again but now wrist strap is cracked and they say I have no warranty due to their canceling it from last time I sent it in. I am done with them.
    To be fair, Band 2 never had a great record with reliability.

    There are other decent wearable products that last. I am using a Pebble watch which seems to work well and is cheap.

    Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
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    09-06-2016 12:53 PM
  17. BlackSheriff84's Avatar
    Originally posted by Scienceguy Labs
    I gotta say that I'm using an LG watch and a Band 2, and, as far as functionality is concerned, the LG watch (Android Wear) is far superior than the Band 2. I can access just about every app on my phone via my LG watch. It truly is an extension of my phone. However, it can't compete with the Band 2 regarding fitness. MS has that area of the market pretty well covered. But, are all people into tracking fitness??? No. I would imagine that lots more people most likely would wear a watch, and when they might go shopping for a watch, they're probably not going to be interested in a fitness band with watch capabilities. Just my speculation, though. I love the Band 2 for what it is, but I'd really like to see MS make a truly functional smartwatch that retained some or all of the fitness capabilities of the Band 2. I'd most likely buy one.
    Are you using your LG Watch with a w10m or android phone?
    09-18-2016 04:11 AM
  18. Greywolf1967's Avatar
    I don't normally go off on a rant about Microsoft Hardware users, but this is going to be a minor rant.........

    I have for a long time tried my best to push this issue out into the public eye, and almost every other user ( save for a few ) have done nothing to help.

    Lots of people here will write paragraph long complaints at how they want a Microsoft Watch, but will not even click a retweet or hit a like over on facebook. It just really boggles my mind, a person will take 5 min's to pose a desire/gripe/complaint, but when given an option to express it as a collective, a mouse click becomes something that is too hard to do.

    Ok firstly I am sorry I had a rant !!! Secondly for any who may be new and not aware.....Microsoft stopped Nokia from releasing a Watch like Smartwatch, one that focused on notification/information, music control, time keeping and steps ( health as a second thought).

    It was ready to go and should have launched at the same time the Lumia 730 hit. Now it's more then likely in the same warehouse as the Surface Mini......just doing nothing.

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    This should be an outrage to many who are not into the fitness side of things !!!! Don't get me wrong, I think the Band is great for what it is, but I'm sorry a Watch it just is not !! It is however the best fitness tracker you can get for our platform!!!

    Why can't Microsoft just cut a deal with a 3rd party ( say Swatch), to make these so they don't have to take on extra cost???
    Windows Phone Smart Watch lovers are out here, but we need to find a way to gather as a group and push a very public message in front of Microsoft brass, so they can't ignore it.
    09-22-2016 06:04 PM
  19. Scienceguy Labs's Avatar
    Are you using your LG Watch with a w10m or android phone?
    Nope. Using it with a Nexus 6P.
    09-22-2016 09:33 PM
  20. Scienceguy Labs's Avatar
    I don't normally go off on a rant about Microsoft Hardware users, but this is going to be a minor rant.........

    I have for a long time tried my best to push this issue out into the public eye, and almost every other user ( save for a few ) have done nothing to help.

    Lots of people here will write paragraph long complaints at how they want a Microsoft Watch, but will not even click a retweet or hit a like over on facebook. It just really boggles my mind, a person will take 5 min's to pose a desire/gripe/complaint, but when given an option to express it as a collective, a mouse click becomes something that is too hard to do.

    Ok firstly I am sorry I had a rant !!! Secondly for any who may be new and not aware.....Microsoft stopped Nokia from releasing a Watch like Smartwatch, one that focused on notification/information, music control, time keeping and steps ( health as a second thought).

    It was ready to go and should have launched at the same time the Lumia 730 hit. Now it's more then likely in the same warehouse as the Surface Mini......just doing nothing.

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    This should be an outrage to many who are not into the fitness side of things !!!! Don't get me wrong, I think the Band is great for what it is, but I'm sorry a Watch it just is not !! It is however the best fitness tracker you can get for our platform!!!

    Why can't Microsoft just cut a deal with a 3rd party ( say Swatch), to make these so they don't have to take on extra cost???
    Windows Phone Smart Watch lovers are out here, but we need to find a way to gather as a group and push a very public message in front of Microsoft brass, so they can't ignore it.
    Totally agree. I'd be first in line to buy a true smartwatch from MS. I've really gotten into the functionality of my LG watch, and miss it when I switch over to my 950XL/Band 2 combo. But, the LG watch just doesn't cut it when I go out for a bike ride. I haven't used my Nexus/LG Watch in a couple of weeks, and I've gotten back into the Band 2. However, I just can't help but imagine how cool it would be if the Band 2 had just a little more non-fitness functionality.
    As far as getting the attention of MS regarding an actual smartwatch, what do you suggest that we do. I'll participate however I can.
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    09-22-2016 09:44 PM
  21. Greywolf1967's Avatar
    Totally agree. I'd be first in line to buy a true smartwatch from MS. I've really gotten into the functionality of my LG watch, and miss it when I switch over to my 950XL/Band 2 combo. But, the LG watch just doesn't cut it when I go out for a bike ride. I haven't used my Nexus/LG Watch in a couple of weeks, and I've gotten back into the Band 2. However, I just can't help but imagine how cool it would be if the Band 2 had just a little more non-fitness functionality.
    As far as getting the attention of MS regarding an actual smartwatch, what do you suggest that we do. I'll participate however I can.
    I would say hit them on social media, however I think after what I have done in the past I am ignored by anyone with an ability to make a difference inside Microsoft..... kinda me tilting at the Microsoft windmills a la Don Quixote. As I tweeted and facebook posted, I think I am now seen as the crazy cat lady :)

    So if anyone posts a social media post about a Microsoft Smartwatch, link it back here for others to click ( yes even I will jump in), or if any one has any idea's for a clever # to post with ( Like Brian Ropers #LikeABoss from Windows 10 demo), post it here for others to use.

    No idea is a bad idea....even if someone has a suggestion please put it forward !!!!! I'll support anything as long as it's done as a group !!!
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    09-23-2016 04:18 PM
  22. mikepalma's Avatar
    I don't care if they do make one, I am a windows die hard but after the Band 2 fiasco, I am done with their wearables. Sent one back due to failure, received new one, it quit working, they received and said it was damaged and voided my warranty (bullcrap) and sent it back. I got it working again but now wrist strap is cracked and they say I have no warranty due to their canceling it from last time I sent it in. I am done with them.
    Take it to your local MS store. They were cool with giving me a store credit due to the ridiculously bad reputation and problems of Band 2.
    09-23-2016 05:25 PM
  23. Penguwin's Avatar
    As I tweeted and facebook posted, I think I am now seen as the crazy cat lady :)
    LOL... Crazy in the best kind of way tho! 😎

    I have a Twitter, but I don't Facebook or social media much. None the less, I try to support Greywolf's endeavors when I can 😀 .
    Greywolf1967 and Laura Knotek like this.
    09-24-2016 02:37 PM

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