Microsoft Releases Band SDK to Developers

Microsoft Releases Band SDK to Developers

By Rich W Woods The long awaited Microsoft Band SDK is now available. There are three different SDKs, one for iOS, one for Android, and one for Windows Phone, which is just a bit disappointing, as we saw so much at Build this week about being able to develop once and port it to all three platforms. Who knows though? I honestly can’t say for certain that one doesn’t work with the other. But I…

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Microsoft Band gets More Cool Features

Microsoft Band gets More Cool Features

By Rich W Woods The Microsoft Band is really the fitness band/smart watch that just keeps getting better. I have to say, that is one thing I love about Microsoft products. They always manage to add new features that we didn’t even think possible through firmware and software updates. The new features in question here are integration into the Strava and MapMyRide apps. This comes in the wake of the new cycling tile that Microsoft…

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Is Microsoft’s Band Platform Enough?

Is Microsoft’s Band Platform Enough?

By Rich W Woods Last Summer, Google released Android Wear alongside two smart watches, the LG G Watch and the Samsung Gear Live. Since then, we have seen a plethora of Android Wear watches hit the market, including the coveted Moto 360. Android Wear proved to be a very capable smart watch platform. Google decided to focus on voice commands. Users can install apps on the watch and there is no limit to what can…

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First Look at the Microsoft Health Web App

First Look at the Microsoft Health Web App

By Rich W Woods Yesterday, Microsoft put in some work on the Microsoft Band and the corresponding Microsoft Health app. That’s right, the app that goes with the Microsoft Band is Microsoft Health, even though there is no other purpose for Microsoft Health other than to use it with a Microsoft Band. Yesterday, Microsoft pushed out a firmware update to the Microsoft Band. I haven’t yet reported on it because I haven’t yet received the…

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Microsoft Band Review: They Actually thought this Through

Microsoft Band Review: They Actually thought this Through

By Rich W Woods When the Microsoft Band first came out, I didn’t buy it. After all, Microsoft didn’t want to send out any review units and it doesn’t really fit with the theme here. We usually focus on smart phone camera comparisons. Of course, we review anything else that comes our way but it just didn’t seem logical to review yet another smart phone watch, considering that I would have to buy it. After…

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Microsoft Band vs Android Wear: Pros and Cons

Microsoft Band vs Android Wear: Pros and Cons

By Rich W Woods It’s been well over a week since I’ve been using the Microsoft Band and I really have to say, I’m super impressed with it. In fact, I’m so impressed with it that I gave up my Moto 360 in favor of the Microsoft Band. This is not to say that the Microsoft Band is so much better than the Moto 360 but I needed something cross-platform, being someone that gets every…

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