"But compared to some of the competition, the Microsoft Band is a full-featured device that might be the most flexible wearable device on the market.Microsoft's New Fitness Tracking Device Is a Welcome Surprise - NYTimes.com
It combines useful smartphone notifications for incoming calls, text messages, emails and calendar items with fitness tracking that includes constant heart-rate monitoring. That feature is still rare even in fitness bands.
It tracks steps, estimates calorie use during activities at the gym, and has a built-in GPS so it can track your running or cycling route without your having to have your phone with you. It tracks your movements during sleep, and there is even a Starbucks app: You can load up a Starbucks card and make payments with the band."
Monday, November 03, 2014
Microsoft's New Fitness Tracking Device Is a Welcome Surprise - NYTimes.com
Excerpt from a strongly net-positive review