The Microsoft Band Is Dead

Chris Welch, writing for The Verge:

In a statement earlier this month, Microsoft insisted that it remains “deeply committed to supporting our customers and exploring the wearables space.” (HoloLens is technically a wearable, after all.) At the time, Microsoft also noted that the Band 2 was still actively being sold — but that’s no longer the case as of today. The Band’s software development kit, which allowed apps to be created for the device, has also been removed. Also in September, the company renamed its smartphone health app to Microsoft Band; that software remains available for existing users.

Honestly, I’d pretty much forgotten that the Band even existed. I think it was obviously a hobby for Microsoft, not a major initiative, but still, this is what a flop looks like.

Monday, 3 October 2016