The most recent update completely broke the connection between the App and Band. The App no longer detects my Band when it is connected via USB. I’ve restarted the computer, powered down and restarted the band, deleted the App, reinstalled the app, deleted the plist file from my library, even switched out the USB port, nothing works! It’s as if the Band isn’t connected at all. I sent an email to Microsoft, but of course no reply. Did anyone test this so-called update before releasing to the public? Ridiculous!!
Update broke connection between App and Band. App is not recognizing the Band is connected via USB. When the Band is plugged into the USB it won’t stop vibrating. The same alerts keep coming up and although I dismiss them they keep coming. I restarted computer, restarted the Band with no success.
Get’s the job done for me
Use the band as a fitness tracker, only. Band works just fine on bike rides, and thie interface app works nicely to get me synched through an iMac. Can now retire the HP tower to server land on the home network. The really interesting part is the web backend, not the interface app. Doesn’t do too much, like iTunes tries, and end up doing a mediocre job. Real joy not to have to deal with IE anymore, except in condensed tablet form.
not great but ok
I really do not know why I didnt just wait until apple came out with its watch, I feel like Microsoft rushed out this app like they rushed out the Band, however it does sync up and is very basic so you can use it no problem. I went to sellmegames.com so I could buy the watch, would have rather kept my games, my recommendation keep your money.
It syncs and offers a few settings, but it isn’t pretty
It does sync w/ the band, tells you if the band needs an update (it just came out, so no, it doesn’t), and offers a few settings (fewer than the phone apps.) I suppose it does work.But the login screen was confusing (I had to close it the first time, since it just came up blank.) And the spacing of the text within the app reduces my opinion of the Microsoft brand overall… it seems like a very bad version of the (relatively elegant) modern/Metro style used in Windows, hastily constructed to offer the very minimal surface area it does offer.