Microsoft Band

Microsoft's $199 fitness tracker

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Sam Sabri
Sam SabriHiring@samsabri · Growth @ Polarr
Really cool product. Works with Windows Phone, Android and iOS. There's also an app for Mac. The Band itself has 10 sensors to do things like 24-hour heart rate tracking, UV monitor, GPS tracking and more. Those are part of the health / fitness aspects, but there's also some smart notification stuff. Text messages, incoming calls, calendar events and more can be displayed on the screen. Plus... Cortana is on your wrist if you're using it with Windows Phone! Ordered mine already!
James Mundy
James Mundy@_jamesmundy · CTO @ SailConnect
@samsabri It looks great, trying to order one from the UK but don't think I'll be able to for a while.
Ian Mikutel
Ian Mikutel@ianmikutel · Sr. PM Lead, Ink & AI @ Microsoft.
We've had pre-production models at work and got OneNote working on here so you can quickly jot down a note or thought similar to what we have on Android Wear. The battery is *really* good, charges in 30 minutes b/c it's small. People are charging their glasses / smart watches 3x more than the Band.
Dave Fryer
Dave Fryer@davfry · Product @teemforwork |
How do we get Bill to join the discussion?
Arjun Ram
Arjun Ram@arjunram · Tinkering Past:Investor & Product leader
The battle of the health platforms have begun. Hardware will be less of an issue. The real battle is happening at the platform and app level. Interesting days ahead.
Kouris Kalligas
Kouris Kalligas@kouriskalligas · CEO & Co-founder of Therachat
@arjunram if Microsoft delivers on its statements fast for Microsoft Health then they're a step further. But I still haven't heard/read any specific plans for developers regarding Microsoft Health.
Arjun Ram
Arjun Ram@arjunram · Tinkering Past:Investor & Product leader
@kouriskalligas They are probably figuring it out as we speak. Ironic given how Microsoft was the leader in dealing with developers.
James Mundy
James Mundy@_jamesmundy · CTO @ SailConnect
The built in GPS tracking in such a small device is surprising. Considering a purchase.