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Microsoft to end smart-band services

NEW YORK (Agencies): Microsoft is ending support for its “Health Dashboard” applications and services for its smart-band fitness tracker. It will refund all users whose devices are still under warranty. The company is offering $79.99 for Band 1 owners and $175 for Band 2 devices.

“On May 31, the ‘Microsoft Health Dashboard’ site will be shut down and Microsoft Band applications will be removed from the Microsoft Store, Google Play and Apple App store,” the software giant announced via a blog-post on March 1.

Active Microsoft Band users, who have used the band and completed a data sync to the “Health Dashboard” between December 1, 2018 and March 1, 2019 are also eligible for refunds by the company.