The Verge is carrying a long and thoughtful review of the Microsoft Band and Microsoft Health ecosystem. Author David Pierce digs into the use case of health trackers in general and the Band in particular. His conclusion: the Band as a device has some drawbacks — comfort, battery life, interface — but the volume of data it generates is impressive and potentially useful.
It that “potentially” that Pierce goes deep on. He really likes the prescriptive element of Microsoft Health: its facility to not just monitor activity and consume the data, but to make recommendations based on it. Health does some of that already, but the review suggests that much more would be much better.
It’s a good piece, worth absorbing.