Microsoft entered the health gadget market in 2014, with the discharge of the unique Microsoft Band. It had a 1.4-inch shade show and 10 sensors — together with coronary heart fee, gyrometer, GPS, ambient gentle, UV, and others. A sequel was launched the next yr, although it was discontinued in 2016 with no substitute in sight. Now Microsoft is formally retiring the Band and shuttering all on-line companies.
On Might 31st of this 12 months, the Microsoft Health Dashboard web site might be shut down, and the Microsoft Band companion apps can be far away from the Play Retailer, Apple App Retailer, and Microsoft Retailer. The bands will nonetheless have restricted performance; however, Microsoft warns should you reset the group, you will not have the ability to set it up once more after Could 31st.
In case your Band continues to be underneath guaranteed, or you could have worn the band (and accomplished information sync to the Wellbeing Dashboard) at any time from December 1st, 2018 to March 1st, 2019, you ought to be eligible for a refund. House owners of the unique Band can count on to obtain $79.99, and Band 2 homeowners will get $175. That is a bit decrease than the unique MSRPs for every ($199 and $250, respectively), however nonetheless much better than nothing. A Band 2 refund can nearly get you a Galaxy Active watch.