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These hoping to lastly snag a Microsoft Band on-line had an opportunity this weekend — albeit a really slim one.
As WinBeta notes, Microsoft made its health tracker out there on the Microsoft Retailer on-line. Nevertheless, by Monday, the small, medium, and enormous variations of the health trackers have been “out of inventory” once more.
WinSuperSite had extra particulars about how Microsoft despatched separate emails to 2 completely different teams of clients on Saturday. The primary e-mail was despatched to a bunch of “Early Entry” clients that had apparently signed as much as be notified of the Band availability. 4 hours later, one other e-mail was despatched to a “everybody else,” as WinSuperSite reported.
Nevertheless, even people who had signed up didn’t obtain the early e-mail:
@be17football Clients on the Band waitlist will get an e-mail when gadgets can be found, in order of once they have been added to the listing.
And despite the fact that the Band was out there to these with an e-mail hyperlink this weekend, Microsoft was tweeting on Friday that it was offered out on-line:
@MONTI8182 Hello John, whereas we’re offered out of Bands on-line, we anticipate to have extra out there in Spring 2015.
Whereas on the Microsoft Band product page right this moment, I used to be prompted to speak with a Microsoft consultant. I requested when the gadget can be out there once more, and right here was the reply:
The Band being such a massively in style merchandise has offered out a lot quicker than anticipated. I can perceive how annoyed I’d be in this case, sadly you will want to attend for the merchandise to be restocked. I may allow you to select another model’s band although if desired.
The rep really helpful I take a look at a Fitbit and didn’t have a solution in regard to when the Band can be out there once more.
I additionally referred to as the Microsoft Retailer in Seattle this morning and the consultant stated that each one shops nationwide have been out of inventory, however did say that there can be extra provide later this month. He famous that inventory might be replenished on-line later this month, and added that demand was “extremely excessive.”
We’ve reached out to Microsoft to search out out extra about Band provide, and can replace this publish once we hear back.
In the meantime, Windows Central reported that Microsoft will begin promoting the Band at 765 Greatest Purchase shops later this month. The gadget has beforehand solely been out there at brick-and-mortar Microsoft Shops and on-line at microsoftstore.com.
The weekend availability of the Band got here simply days earlier than Apple’s much-anticipated Apple Watch announcement right this moment at 10 a.m PT — test back on GeekWire this morning for updates about that.
Microsoft shops will obtain further stock to microsoftstore.com that can start transport quickly. As we’ve seen an ideal response to the Microsoft Band, we’re reaching out to clients who requested e-mail, notifying them that product is obtainable. These clients can have first alternative to buy the product. Clients who opted-in to the Microsoft Band waitlist will obtain an e-mail when gadgets can be found for buy at microsoftstore.com, in the order they added themselves to the listing.