Recent Microsoft-Band Stories
  • Thurrott Daily: August 1

    Thurrott Daily: August 1

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    Tech tidbits from around the web: the Microsoft Band 2 fire sale continues, "Any developer" will be able to upload apps for Xbox One to the store "soon", Microsoft is updating Windows 10 again, and whether Microsoft's Bing bet is starting to pay off.

    Thurrott Daily: July 5

    Thurrott Daily: July 5

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    Tech tidbits from around the web: Microsoft is adding a wheelchair for Xbox Live avatars, Samsung S Health now integrates with Microsoft Health, Almost half of Steam gamers use Windows 10, terrible Amazon app disappears from Windows Phone, more.

    Fitbit Alta vs. Microsoft Band 2

    Fitbit Alta vs. Microsoft Band 2

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    Last week in the article Fixing Microsoft Band, I listed several ways in which I think Microsoft should improve its wearable device. But in doing so, I realized that theFitbit Alta already did pretty much everything I wanted. How does this wearable compare to Microsoft Band 2 overall?

    Fixing Microsoft Band

    Fixing Microsoft Band

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    With Spring belatedly making its appearance in my corner of the world, I've been walking more again. And as I did so this morning, I started thinking about how I'd update Microsoft Band 2, the wearable I use and recommend. What should a Microsoft Band 3 be like?

    Thurrott Daily: April 26

    Thurrott Daily: April 26

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    Tech tidbits from around the web: Surface Book and Pro 4 are now Solid Edge certified, Windows Health UWP app is coming to Windows 10, Google takes on Microsoft's mid-sized business customers, Nokia buys Withings for some reason, more.

    Thurrott Daily: April 11

    Thurrott Daily: April 11

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    Tech tidbits from around the web: Microsoft Band 2 is on sale again, the first Gears of War 4 trailer drops, Quantum Break is "biggest selling, new Microsoft Studios IP this generation", the HTC 10 leaks, the economics of cloud computing, and Daily Mail is apparently interested in Yahoo too.

    Thurrott Daily: March 28

    Thurrott Daily: March 28

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    A few tech tidbits from around the web: How I spent my weekend, a Surface Book sale, HTC blames Microsoft for not including the One M8 in the Windows 10 Mobile upgrade list, a great article about Google CEO Sundar Pichai, and some headline riffs.

    Microsoft Band 2: Another View

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    My wife Stephanie—admittedly non-technical, but very interested in health and nutrition—started using a Microsoft Band 2 in late December. At my request, she's provided her own feedback on this wearable device, based on about three months of usage. Here it is.

    Thurrott Daily: March 10

    Thurrott Daily: March 11

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    A few tidbits from around the web: Microsoft may compensate customers for Xbox Live outages, a recent Band 2 update also provides True Type font rendering, of mobile platforms, app usage and battery life, andWaze gets an improved UI on Android.

    Thurrott Daily: February 27

    Thurrott Daily: February 27

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    A few tidbits for a Saturday morning: We're having a meet-up Monday night in Redmond, what to do now that Slysoft has been shut down, a new high-end lifestyle shopping experience for gadget fans, Apple just killed my 401K, and Google Inbox courts Mailbox users too.

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