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Microsoft Band

Microsoft Band
alaScore 86

447 reviews

Jan, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 447 reviews of Microsoft Band. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Smart Watches for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Smart Watches the Microsoft Band is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Microsoft Band

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 361 user reviews of Microsoft Band from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Smart Watches on Amazon.co.uk.

78% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

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Jan, 2018

Expert review by: Cameron Faulkner (techradar.com)

Microsoft Band review

 

Can this sensor-filled fitness tracker really do it all?

Comfortable ; Sensor-rich ; Decent battery life

Microsoft Health app needs work ; Expensive ; Design is forgettable

The Microsoft Band has the potential to be the best fitness tracker, but the lack of apps and its overhyped Health platform aren't quite there yet.

Jun, 2016

Expert review by: Cameron Faulkner (techradar.com)

Microsoft Band 2 review

 

Curves and sensors in all the right places

Larger, curved screen ; More sensors than before ; Smarter design ; Longer battery life

Nearly smartwatch-level pricing ; Still not waterproof ; Fewer features for Android and iOS

The Microsoft Band 2 is better designed with more functionality than ever, making it one of the fitness trackers to have this year.

Mar, 2016

Expert review by: Duncan Bell (t3.com)

Microsoft Band

 

More functionality than rivals ; Guided Workouts are great ; Lots of data via the app

A bit uncomfortable; very ugly ; Some HR accuracy issues ; Several pointless sensors

Aug, 2015

Expert review by: Rik Henderson (pocket-lint.com)

Microsoft Band review: Heaps of potential offset by design downfall

 

Like Apple, Microsoft arrived to the wearables party late – albeit in slightly different fashion. Instead of a smartwatch, the Windows maker has released the Microsoft Band, a fitness tracker with some smartwatch-like functions, but still a device...

Heart rate, UV light and skin temperature monitoring sensors on board for accuracy; built-in GPS can track your runs or bike rides so you don’t have to take your phone with you; communication apps give you smartwatch functionality; iOS, Android and...

Clunky and unattractive design which can be painful to wear, especially at first; short battery life means you’ll not be able to wear it 24/7 as suggested; pricey for a fitness tracker but probably more suited to the sportswatch or training aid sector;...

The Microsoft Band is a good product in part, if strangely branded. Microsoft calls it a fitness tracker but its best use is far beyond that. The company also claims that it is a 24/7 device, but its battery life and clunky size belie that ambition.

Apr, 2015

Expert review by: Rik Henderson (pocket-lint.com)

Microsoft Band coming to UK 15 April: We have a play with one of the first in the country - Pocket-lint

 

Microsoft is finally ready to expand the reach of its fitness tracker and smartband to outside of North America, with the UK the next country to get the

Mar, 2015

Expert review by: Matt Egan (techadvisor.co.uk)

Microsoft Band 2 review

 

The Microsoft Band 2 is a smartwatch that is really an activity tracker - here's why you'll love it. We review the Microsoft Band 2.

It is very difficult to score the Band 2, because it is such a specific product with a unique feature set. But let's unpack it: it is definitely good value, as the combination of sensors and features is much greater than any comparable product at this...

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: Tom Morgan (expertreviews.co.uk)

Microsoft Band 2 review

 

Small improvements to the design (and big ones to fitness tracking) but the Band 2 still isn't particularly comfortable to wear 24/7

It’s primarily a fitness wearable, so while it has rudimentary smartwatch features, they aren’t up to the same standards as either the Apple Watch or Android Wear. However, it wipes the floor with most dedicated fitness bands thanks to comprehensive...

Dec, 2015

Expert review by: Tom Morgan (expertreviews.co.uk)

Microsoft Band review

 

Microsoft's first wearable packs in plenty of features and is OS-agnostic, but it's hardly sleek or comfortable to wear

There's not really any alternative that's quite as well rounded as Band, but it has a long way to go until we'd be ready to recommend you buy one.

Nov, 2015

Expert review by: Scott Stein (cnet.co.uk)

Microsoft Band 2 review

 

I'm staring at the screen on my Microsoft Band 2. I want it to tell me something. I want it to help me.

Comfier design; lots of smartwatch-like notifications; solid heart-rate monitoring, step counting and automatic sleep tracking; built-in GPS; can track golfing, biking and running; works with Android, iOS and Windows phones.

Still offers merely adequate 48-hour battery life; expensive; workout and coaching guidance isn't helpful or clear; doesn't provide social connectivity and only makes a few health-based insights.

Microsoft's slowly improving fitness band remains seriously ambitious, but it still lacks the better battery life and helpful daily coaching needed to justify its price.

Oct, 2015

Expert review by: Michael Sawh (trustedreviews.com)

Microsoft Band

 

The Microsoft Band is an activity tracker packed with features. If you're looking for something to bridge the gap between a Fitbit or Jawbone and a dedicated sports watch, the £170 Band fits the bill. There's a touchscreen display to view progress on...

Bright, easy-to-read screen ; Custom workouts a unique addition ; Consistent experience across mobile platforms

Ugly and uncomfortable to wear ; Fiddly to review progress during tracking ; App doesn't display all sensor data

The Microsoft Band is an activity tracker that puts innovation ahead of ergonomics. Unwearable tech, if you will.

Jun, 2015