Microsoft Band

65

Engadget Review

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 has disappointing battery life. You could get a comfortable fitness tracker for less, or a capable smartwatch for a few bucks more.

Pros

  • 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

Cons

  • 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
Microsoft

Engadget

65

Critics

8 reviews
70
CNET
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

65

AVERAGE CRITIC SCORE

Users

47 reviews
70
Yvonne
Personally I'm a ride and die fan for this watch

85

AVERAGE USER SCORE
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Key Specs

TYPE
Watch-style
TRACKING METRICS
Motion, Distance, Gps, Heart rate, Calories, Sleep
DISPLAY
Yes
BATTERY LIFE
Up to 4820
MEDIA PLAYBACK CONTROLS
No

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