Band in Netherlands, any locale metrics possible?

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  1. EricVi

    EricVi New Member

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    Hi,
    I would like to order the Band in the US. Then private shipment to The Netherlands. It is not available in Europe except UK. I wonder why.
    My only idea is that it supports only US, metrics for example only MILES versus KILOMETERS.
    Or 7 PM versus 19, this is not a big deal though. English is fine versus Dutch.

    Can the Band be set to European metrics?

    Also I understand the screen seems vulnerable. Is the shield protector recommended at the same buy?

    Thanks, -Eric
     
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    leeshor Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to the forum Eric.

    Hope someone has an answer for you.
     
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    sharpuser Super Moderator Staff Member

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    @EricVi

    Yes, the Microsoft Band (also known as Microsoft Watch or Microsoft Wearable) allows:
    - Temperature in degrees C or degrees F
    - Weight in pounds or kilograms
    - Distance in miles or kilometers

    These settings are adjusted using the Microsoft Health app on your Microsoft phone, iPhone, or Android phone.

    Yes, the screen is vulnerable. But I put a screensaver on the first day (bundled with the Band) in September, 2014. The protector is still in place and providing protection just fine. I am very physically active, and not too careful with my electronics. The Microsoft Band has survived nicely now for almost a year.
     
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    Sharp thanks! I will order mine now w/ the protector, e.
     

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