Microsoft Band 2 Second Impressions

Microsoft Band 2 Second Impressions

I’ve been wearing the Microsoft Band 2 for a whole week now. In fact, at the moment, I’m wearing the Microsoft Band on my left wrist and the Microsoft Band 2 on my right to compare the data that they collect. I can tell you that the Band thinks I slept about a half hour longer than the Band 2 says, but we’ll pull all of the data together in a few days. Anyway, last…

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Microsoft Band 2 Unboxing and First Impressions

Microsoft Band 2 Unboxing and First Impressions

Last week, I picked up the Microsoft Band 2. After spending a year with the Microsoft Band, I was happy to see that the Microsoft Band 2 had addressed many of my concerns, such as a better and more responsive display. Check out the unboxing. NOTE: Yes, I sized it wrong. Feel free to laugh at me. The Best Buy only had small and large and the salesman told me how to size it wrong….

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Microsoft Band 2 will Integrate with Cortana on iOS and Android

Microsoft Band 2 will Integrate with Cortana on iOS and Android

There is a question. For me, it’s the oldest question in the universe, but it’s hidden in plain sight. If you’ve ever used a Microsoft Band, you know that Cortana works great on it, but all of those features are missing if the Band is paired with an iPhone or an Android phone. Now that Cortana is coming to Android and iOS, will the Band integrate with those, even though they’re separate apps? Last night…

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Microsoft Announces New Microsoft Band

Microsoft Announces New Microsoft Band

Microsoft is having their big hardware event right now. They showed off some cool stuff with HoloLens, also announcing that the Developer Edition of the HoloLens will cost $3,000 and be available in Q1 2016. The new Microsoft Band seems to do the exact same thing as the original Microsoft Band, although they promise deeper Cortana integration and there’s also a barometer, so altitude can be detected. Mainly, the big deal is the new design….

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Microsoft’s Big Bang Hardware Event will be October 6

Microsoft’s Big Bang Hardware Event will be October 6

It’s official. Microsoft has sent out invitations to the “Big Bang” hardware event on October 6. We’re expecting to see the Microsoft Lumia 950, Microsoft Lumia 950 XL, Surface Pro 4, and Microsoft Band 2. Very little is known about Surface Pro 4 and Microsoft Band 2. In fact, almost nothing is known about Microsoft Band 2, except for the fact that it will still run only firmware and not Windows 10 Core. Surface Pro…

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Microsoft Band 2 Confirmed by COO

Microsoft Band 2 Confirmed by COO

Surprise! Microsoft is making a successor to their very well received fitness band, the Microsoft Band. Interestingly enough, they’re going to call this one the Microsoft Band 2. Well, probably. Well, maybe. Microsoft does like to change their brands a lot. At today’s keynote at Microsoft’s World Partner Conference, Microsoft COO Kevin Turner did say that they have the Microsoft Band 2 in the works. That’s all he said. We didn’t learn anything else except…

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New Windows 10 Hardware Coming at IFA on September 4

New Windows 10 Hardware Coming at IFA on September 4

By Rich W Woods Just in case you’re in the U.S. and you were thinking that the big hardware launch would be in New York City, you were dead wrong. Expect to see all of that fancy new Windows 10 hardware on September 4 in Berlin. Every year after Computex is IFA. If you’ll recall, IFA is where Microsoft launched the Nokia Lumia 730, 735, and 830 as well as where they announced Lumia Denim,…

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Why the Microsoft Band is Still My Favorite Smart Watch

Why the Microsoft Band is Still My Favorite Smart Watch

By Rich W Woods I’ve used a lot of smart watches. I bought the Samsung Gear Live, the Moto 360, LG sent me the G Watch R to review, I recently bought the Apple Watch Sport, and of course, the Microsoft Band. The funny thing about smart watches is that people still have no idea as to why they would need one; however, once you have one, it seems like something you cannot live without….

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