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Microsoft Puts the Nail in the Coffin for Its Health Apps, Services, and Hardware

Microsoft Puts the Nail in the Coffin for Its Health Apps, Services, and Hardware
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Microsoft Health Dashboard users today can join Microsoft Band and Microsoft Phone users in a silent dirge.

Microsoft today has announced the final end of its foray into Health services. Delivered in an End of Support FAQ, the company has outlined what to expect as its shuts down all services shortly.

On 5/31/2019, 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 FAQ goes on to give recommendations on how to secure data archives before the May 31 cutoff date – because once that date hits, nothing will and, according to the announcement, everything will be DELETED.

There’s only one small glimmer of hope, and that’s for specific Band users. According to the FAQ:

Certain Band users will be eligible to receive a refund according to the below terms. Eligible users are users that either:

  1. Have a Band that is covered under its Limited Warranty; OR
  2. Are Active Users. An Active User is defined as a user who has worn the Band on their wrist and completed a data sync from the Band to the Health Dashboard between 12/1/2018 and 3/1/2019. 

All eligible users will receive an email with refund instructions. Refunds will be processed for the following amounts:

  • Band 1: $79.99
  • Band 2: $175

Refunds must be claimed by 8/30/2019.

Full FAQ: End of support for the Microsoft Health Dashboard applications and services: FAQ

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