From Xbox to Health, A Brief History of the Microsoft Band (Premium)


On October 29th, late into the evening, the Giants and Royals were in a heated game seven of the World Series. As many baseball fans around the globe were watching this closely fought battle for the title of the best baseball team in the world, Microsoft awkwardly released a new fitness product called the Microsoft Band.

The announcement of Microsoft's first wearable that was designed to help you become a healthier person is a tragic tale of what could have been an excellent product but was undermined by its build quality. While the product, much like Windows Phone, was loved by nearly everyone who used it, the company did just about everything it could to make the release of the device, go poorly.

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