Have A Microsoft Band? You Might Be Able To Get Your Money Refunded…

According to The Verge, Microsoft is waving the white flag when it comes to their Microsoft Band fitness tracker and associated services. Everything related to the Microsoft Band will be gone as of May 31st. That means no back end services, and the apps being removed from their app stores. Keep in mind that Microsoft had already stopped selling the fitness tracker. Thus this isn’t exactly a shock. So some notes:

  1. Export your data before the May 31st deadline or it will be gone forever.
  2. You should still be able to record daily steps, heart rate, and workouts, alongside activity data, sleep tracking, and alarm functionality. But if you reset the band, you won’t be able to set it up again after that date.
  3. Microsoft is letting active users who have synced data from a Band to the Health Dashboard between December 1st 2018 and March 1st 2019 apply for a refund on their hardware. And the refund values are generous.

So, I do have one question. Did anyone actually buy one of these? I’d love to know.


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