The Microsoft Band Might be Dead, But I Haven't Given Up

It is unfortunate that the Band is in an ambiguous state right now, with rumors that it is being completely abandoned and the SDK being taken down. But to my pleasant surprise today I discovered that the Web Tiles feature is still live, including its handy online tool.

To be honest I barely even touched the SDK and found more uses for Web Tiles. Today was no different. After the recent CloudFlare API outage I decided that I'd like to be able to quickly see the current status. Turns out there was a page for that: And it conveniently comes with an RSS feed, which means Web Tile.

The future of the Microsoft Band might be murky right now, but I still hope to see a new iteration of Microsoft wearables one day. Hopefully that day comes before my Band 1 dies though...