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#154552 31-Oct-2014 11:38
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Has anyone figured out how to get one in NZ?  I tried the MS online store+youshop, but it kept freaking out at the final 'buy now' stage.




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  #1165725 31-Oct-2014 11:50
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Define "freaking out" :)




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  #1165732 31-Oct-2014 11:57
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I used YouShop + Paypal and it went through. It has always gone through this way when I have purchased stuff off US MS online store.




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  #1165739 31-Oct-2014 12:02
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xpd: Define "freaking out" :)

Two browsers failed to load, and a 3rd came up with the message "something went wrong call us on <us phone number>"




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  #1165767 31-Oct-2014 12:15
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Firefox.




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  #1165840 31-Oct-2014 13:04
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Damn... now it's listed as out of stock.




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  #1173205 11-Nov-2014 22:38
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billgates: I used YouShop + Paypal and it went through. It has always gone through this way when I have purchased stuff off US MS online store.


I'd be interested in reading your thoughts on it after you get it.

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  #1173209 11-Nov-2014 22:47
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I got one just after launch to review for NZ Tech Podcast and TV3 - a capable device with a few oddities. Will put it through it paces over next couple of weeks.




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  #1173231 11-Nov-2014 23:12
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paulspain: I got one just after launch to review for NZ Tech Podcast and TV3 - a capable device with a few oddities. Will put it through it paces over next couple of weeks.


I look forward to hearing your thoughts.

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What would you like to know? had one strapped to my wrist for about 2 weeks now




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  #1173272 12-Nov-2014 06:48
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nathan: What would you like to know? had one strapped to my wrist for about 2 weeks now


Of course you have.




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nathan: What would you like to know? had one strapped to my wrist for about 2 weeks now


Thanks

I've been thinking about getting a GPS watch for a while however I'd only ever wear it while training as I've got another watch I wear full time. Is the Band something you can wear as well as a watch (on the other wrist of course) so I can actually wear it full time and make the most of all the other features? How long can the Band last with GPS turned on and how often does it take a reading?

Do the training apps work well? I see they've partnered with map my fitness, I use map my run but its coming soon. Any timeframe on a role out of that, and I guess a role out of the product in NZ?

Dust and splash resistant - does this mean I could wear it in the rain?

That's about all I can think of now.

Thanks for your help.

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  #1173321 12-Nov-2014 09:23
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nathan: What would you like to know? had one strapped to my wrist for about 2 weeks now
Are there any regional issues with using an imported band (eg having to set your phone to the US for Cortana) if so what did you have to do to work around them?




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  #1173338 12-Nov-2014 09:40
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qyiet:
nathan: What would you like to know? had one strapped to my wrist for about 2 weeks now
Are there any regional issues with using an imported band (eg having to set your phone to the US for Cortana) if so what did you have to do to work around them?


I'm not noticing any issues

Working fine with metric system

I can see one place in the mobile app UI that displays miles instead kms but it causes no problems.




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  #1173345 12-Nov-2014 09:47
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nathan:   I'm not noticing any issues


How about the power adapter, I'm assuming that the US one would need at least a plug adapter for NZ power.




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  #1173378 12-Nov-2014 10:25
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qyiet:

How about the power adapter, I'm assuming that the US one would need at least a plug adapter for NZ power.


No PSU is supplied. Comes with a USB magnetic cable charger. So you need to plug it in into an standalone adapter that takes USB connections or into a computer with USB port.




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