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Microsoft Band

Microsoft Band
alaScore 87

448 reviews

Dec, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 448 reviews of Microsoft Band. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Microsoft Band is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Microsoft Band

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 361 user reviews of Microsoft Band from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk.

78% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Microsoft Band - MediumMicrosoft Band - Medium

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Terrence O'Brien (engadget.com)

Microsoft Band review: A tale of pitfalls and promise

 

There are generally two schools of thought on how to build a wrist-borne wearable. Either make a fancy pedometer that's supposed to stay out of the way,

Works on iOS, Android and Windows Phone ; Lots of data, thanks to a raft of sensors ; App has a clean design and shows promise ; Connects to Cortana on Windows Phone ; Guided workouts are extremely helpful

Hardware is uncomfortable and poorly designed ; Microsoft Health is mostly promise ; Smartwatch-like battery life ; Does too many things, many of them poorly ; Seriously, the Band is really uncomfortable

If Microsoft Health ever lives up to its ambitious goals, it could be game-changing. But right now, the Microsoft Band is the only device available for it. And the Band seems more like a prototype than a consumer device. It's bulky, uncomfortable and...

Nov, 2014

Expert review by : Jeremy Kaplan (digitaltrends.com)

Microsoft Band review

 

With sensors to Sunday and more power than a race car, Microsoft's Band is the most advanced fitness band ever. It's also a simply bad product.

Nov, 2014

Expert review by : Scott Stein Dan Graziano (cnet.com)

Microsoft Band, reviewed: A truly ambitious but flawed smart fitness band

 

All-day heart rate, tons of notifications and downloadable workouts: the Microsoft Band wants to rule fitness on your wrist, but it's not there yet.

The Microsoft Band works with Android, iOS and Windows phones, tracks all-day heart rate, has an impressive set of smart notifications, has built-in GPS for runs and can download workout suggestions.

It has mediocre battery life; it's not swim-friendly; Bluetooth syncing and pairing can be buggy; the Microsoft Health app isn't that easy to use, and learned insights seem few and far between. Heart-rate accuracy seems to be a little inconsistent, too.

Microsoft Band is an ambitious first crack at a smart health wearable that throws in a ton of features and cross-platform support, but it's just not as easy to use or as functional as it should be.

Nov, 2014

Expert review by (cnet.com)

Microsoft Band medium

 

At $200, it's competitively priced to other fitness watches, too: it's the same price as the Basis Peak , and not far off what the Fitbit Charge HR and Jawbone Up3 will cost. It's only available in the US for now, but it's coming to the UK in April for...

The Microsoft Band works with Android, iOS and Windows phones, tracks all-day heart rate, has an impressive set of smart notifications, has built-in GPS for runs and can download workout suggestions.

It has mediocre battery life; it's not swim-friendly; Bluetooth syncing and pairing can be buggy; the Microsoft Health app isn't that easy to use, and learned insights seem few and far between. Heart-rate accuracy seems to be a little inconsistent, too.

Microsoft Band is an ambitious first crack at a smart health wearable that throws in a ton of features and cross-platform support, but it's just not as easy to use or as functional as it should be.

Nov, 2014

Expert review by : Jill Duffy (pcmag.com)

Microsoft Band

 

The Microsoft Band may be teeming with features not found in most other activity trackers, but none of that matters if you can't stand wearing the thing.

Packed full of features. Tracks steps, workouts, runs, calories burned, heart rate, sleep. Includes some smartwatch functionality. Customizable screen.

Wildly uncomfortable. Not suitable for petite people. Lackluster app. Touch screen is difficult to manipulate while in motion. No tracking for bicycling. Requires a mobile phone; currently no computer syncing or Web interface. Lacks calorie-logging...

One benefit of the Microsoft Band, however, is that it also tracks distance, and distance is a far easier metric to verify than steps. Stride length and other factors make steps-per-mile vary wildly from person to person, but at least with a mileage or...

Nov, 2014

Expert review by : David Pierce (theverge.com)

Microsoft Band review

 

I slept terribly last night. I don't know exactly why, but between going to sleep at 11:56PM and waking up at 6:49AM, I woke up 12 times. I got two hours and 45 minutes of light sleep and one hour...

Collects a tremendous amount of data ; Guided workouts are awesome ; Simple, easy navigation ; Cross-platform support is crucial

Not enough battery life ; No waterproof = no good ; What am I supposed to do with all this data? ; Big, bulky, and expensive

Nov, 2014

Expert review by : Nate Swanner (slashgear.com)

Microsoft Band review: Flawed promise

 

The Microsoft Band breaks no ground in wearables, but Microsoft is hoping their submission can at least make you want to own one. The do-it-all wearable has an exhaustive list of features, and carries them across the mobile platform landscape. The aim,...

Nov, 2014

Expert review by : John V. (phonearena.com)

Microsoft Band Review

 

Jumping on the whole fitness craze, the Microsoft Band blends all of the features we'd want to find in a fitness tracker, but it's also packing along some smartwatch functionality as well. At the end of the day, though, it'll be interesting how this...

Display offers us quick glances at relevant data ; Compatible with Android, iOS, and Windows Phone ; Accurately measures calorie burn thanks to its always-on heart rate sensor ; Microsoft Health app is diverse and comprehensive ; Offers some...

Hefty size and odd fit makes it uncomfortable to wear ; Expensive for a dedicated fitness tracker ; Poor battery life ; Needs to be manually set for tracking sleep ; Weak water resistance construction

Clearly, the Microsoft Band is more than your traditional fitness tracker. In that regard, it’s quite compelling that for something new, it’s already a versatile option that’s also rich in its app ecosystem. Yeah, it also blends in some smartwatch...

Jan, 2015

Expert review by : matthew miller (zdnet.com)

Microsoft Band review: Unlike any other wearable and uniquely yours

 

The Microsoft Band is a data collection machine and with the ability to select your tile interface, it can do as much or as little as you want it to.

Dedicated daily activity trackers, smartwatches, and GPS sport watches excel at their specific functions. The Microsoft Band compromises in each of these areas, as follows, but you won't find another product that can do it all as well as the Microsoft...

Nov, 2014

Expert review by : Scott Schaen (chipchick.com)

Microsoft Band Review

 

Microsoft has a fitness band? You better believe it because the Microsoft Band is one of the best wearables on the market right now. The Band is loaded up with just about every feature, and it's a fraction of the price of the soon-to-be-released Apple...

Competitive pricing, Gorgeous screen, Clear and clean user interface, Intuitive Touchscreen, GPS, UV Detector, Full notifications, Compatible with wide array of smartphones, Goal tracking ; The Bad: Requires Phone to Sync, Face scuffs quickly, creates...

Requires Phone to Sync, Face scuffs quickly, creates significant battery drain for your paired phone

Apr, 2015

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