Microsoft kills the Band and Health Dashboard

Microsoft Band

Microsoft will close its Health Dashboard site and remove its Band app from the Microsoft Store, Google Play and Apple App store on May 31, 2019.

Those owning the Microsoft Band will still be able to use it, though without web-connected features. And the same goes for Microsoft Health Dashboard users — they have until the end of May to export their data and, perhaps, move it to a different platform.

The added plus (if it’s a “plus” at all) is that certain Band users may get a refund. Eligible refund recipients either have a Band that’s covered under limited warranty or are active users, who have worn the Band on their wrist and completed a data sync from the Band to the Health Dashboard between December 1, 2018 and March 1, 2019.

Eligible Band 1 owners can get $79.99, while eligible Band 2 owners can get $175. All refunds must be claimed by August 30, 2019.

The original Microsoft Band was announced in October 2014, and its successor the next year. By the fall of 2016, neither of the two was available for purchase from Microsoft.