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Discussion in 'Microsoft Band' started by Compusmurf, Oct 6, 2015.

  1. Compusmurf

    Compusmurf Active Member

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    Gorilla glass screen. This should have been default on the first "scratch magnet" Band screen.......
     
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    Yup, that would have been handy. I don't think I'll be picking one of these up though, hardly any different to the first version other than the design!
     
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    So Band 3 will be the sweet spot... why don't they just make that from the start and stop all this messing around. :D
     
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    I'd like to get one, but am still undecided. My Band One is still working good.
     
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    To be honest I would love to get the Gear S2, man that thing looks fantastic and it's actually a decent size too! Just sucks it isn't compatible with iOS :( maybe they'll release an Android Wear version eventually... not holding my breath though as Samsung's kind of greedy.
     
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    Some pics from store visit. HR accuracy seems to be better than Charge HR and it shows up quicker.
     
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    Kayzee, avoid Samsung Tizen. Nobody is bothering to develop apps, data is proprietary. I wont touch another Samsung watch again.
     
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    Mine still going strong, too. And I put it to very heavy use, since release day.

    In fact, the first day I had it, I dove into a pool (saltwater) and after a few strokes, realized I had it on. Band wouldn't power up for two days. On the third day, all was well. Still is.

    And it took me four months before I realized that when an mail or message comes in, the first sentences are recited to me after pressing one of the lower buttons. Duh. I was only going on the 'subject' line before that.

    Because of that experience, I want the latest of such a wonderful device, and have pre-ordered a Band 2.
     
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    I asked hubby to get me one for Christmas because I don't really need one. ;)
     
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    I pre- ordered the Band 2 because I'm really really happy with my original Band. Yes it wasn't perfect in regards to design but as a fitness wearable it was unbeatable. I'm an avid fitness enthusiast (running, sprints, wieght training, cross training) and found Fitbits to be extremely inaccurate. Returned 2 of them before getting the MSFT Band.

    Right now I'm sticking with Microsoft Band (2). It is a phenomenal fitness wearable and crushes the Fitbits in accuracy
     
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    I really like the workout feature - accurately records pulse and time.

    I had the FitBit Flex for a year before the Band. Okay, but recording of steps and estimating calories was way off for me.

    I am a daily workout person. The Band is a classy, comfortable reminder to exercise, and a good recorder of progress.
     
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    I have Tizen on my TV... it's a frustrating experience sometimes :mad: it's a shame actually as I wanted Android TV from Sony, but the TV I was after just wasn't released in time; in fact it took an extra 6 months to come out!

    Tomorrow marks 6 months since the UK release of the original Band... I just can't be upgrading after such little time! Might wait for Band 3, or just see what else is out around end of 2016/2017.
     

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