How are you wearing you Microsoft Band?

DotNetRob

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How are you wearing you Microsoft Band?

Screen on top or on bottom of wrist?

​I was told my the Microsoft Store that wearing it with the screen down was better because it can get the heart beat better on the bottom of your wrist.
 

dorelse

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I'm not so sure. If you wear it display out and slightly down the wrist, it puts the sensor right on top of a vein. That may confuse it.

The developers, of course, thought of, and tested that extensively I'm sure. If it made a difference, they'd have said so...
 

jmerrey

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How are you wearing you Microsoft Band?

Screen on top or on bottom of wrist?

​I was told my the Microsoft Store that wearing it with the screen down was better because it can get the heart beat better on the bottom of your wrist.

If you wear it screen down, isn't the heart rate sensor on the top of your wrist?
 

definitely dave

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According to MS the band can be worn either way; it comes down to preference. I'm surprised how many photographs of people wearing it all the way down the wrist between the hand and the bone bump on the outside of the wrist (ulna?). Obviously this is completely subjective, but anyone who wears it there is a lunatic :)

I've tried it every which way and the most comfortable and reliable has been about an inch up from my hand on the north side of that bump, with the screen facing in. The screen is easier to read and the bulk of the band doesn't interfere with wrist movement or pocket access. In my opinion, it's a little less conspicuous here too; when it's at the wrist it kinda looks and feels like a handcuff.

I've also found that I can wear it more loosely during regular activities because there's none of the flex caused by the wrist. So long as it's tight enough that it doesn't slide up or down my arm, it's good to go. Gotta tighten up during strenuous activity obviously.

Don't be a lunatic. Go north of the bump.
 

solidsnakejv

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Face down because it's easier to read, but I move it face up during activities because of the hair on my arm. I feel the light sensor would work better if there's less obstruction.
 

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The best way to say it would be proximal vs distal. Closer to the center/trunk of the body (or a part of the body) would be proximal, further from the center/trunk of the body would be distal. And I have to agree that most of the reviews that I've read that posted pictures have had their bands about as distal as you can get... It looks really uncomfortable, I hate it when my watch slides down to that spot. Tom Warren just recently tweeted that he got his and posted a picture of him wearing it more proximal than most of the others I've seen. I tweeted him asking comfort level and lo and behold he said he had no problems with it!
 

LoriInWA

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Small band, worn with screen inside of right wrist (I'm a lefty). Finding it very comfortable and easy to manipulate the screen in this position.
 

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I've had it less than a day so can't comment on comfort as I'm still getting used to it, but right now, it's on my left wrist, face down on tightest setting.
 

Upstate Dunadan

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Left wrist (I'm a righty), facing in, proximal (or just before, if heading down your wrist) to the bump.

I've been wearing my (large) Band this way for over a week now, and barely notice it now.

I keep mine medium loose normally. That is I can push outwards on it to create a 1/4 inch gap between HR sensor and wrist if I want. Untouched it hangs perfectly flush.

When I workout at the gym I tighten it a rouch, but never have it set so I would call it tight.

At night, I keep it on the loose side as well.

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Facing outwards. The clasp has a ton of wear on it from doing lots of deskwork. It's on my right arm so its from mouse use. I can't imagine what would happen to the screen if I did wear it inwards.
 

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