End of Daylight Savings Time messes with Microsoft Band; automatic fix coming Monday

End of Daylight Savings Time messes with Microsoft Band; automatic fix coming Monday
With all the amazing things that our devices do these days, you would think that handling the change from Daylight Savings Time to Standard Time (and vice versa) would be child's play for the Microsoft Band. Redmond's latest hit has been so hard to find, even at brick and mortar Microsoft Stores, that the wearable is going for more than twice the retail price on eBay.

By not properly accounting for the extra hour of sleep that most Americans had Saturday night when Daylight Savings Time ended, the Microsoft Band has been unable to sync with the Microsoft Health app. Microsoft plans on automatically correcting the discrepancies on Monday.


Those sporting an iOS powered device might understand what Microsoft Band users are going through. For some reason, iOS has had a number of problems adjusting to time changes. For example, in 2012, instead of moving the time ahead one hour for the first day of Daylight Savings Time, some iOS users had the clock on their device fall back one hour instead. That made some iPhone and iPad owners two hours late for appointments that day. Various problems had hit iOS users the year before when the clock moved ahead for Daylight Savings Time.

source: Microsoft via WPCentral

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12 Comments

1. tacarat

Posts: 854; Member since: Apr 22, 2013

I'll be glad when the rest of the US gets rid of DST. Hawaii and Arizona FTW.

2. sprockkets

Posts: 1612; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

Oh if only they would. Technically however, there is no law to actually follow it. Each area gets to follow it or not. Of course, most do it because otherwise it would be very confusing as one youtube video pointed out :). Every time we go back to DST I remember that idiot Bush who made it longer and want to sock him in the face for doing so.

10. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

DST is an outdated concept. I've lived in Tucson for 16 years and have never missed DST. Although it was annoying (back when I had cable TV) that suddenly my shows were on at the wrong time.

3. tim123

Posts: 29; Member since: Jan 27, 2014

Phonearena is so harsh on a device that just came out.. Every device has glitches especially 1st generation devices

4. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

But Microsoft products have had glitches like this for decades. "Microsoft Quality" has become an oxymoron. Tech journals and blogs should be hard on them.

7. tim123

Posts: 29; Member since: Jan 27, 2014

My surface pro 3 doesn't.. all product have issues no matter the maker

11. sprockkets

Posts: 1612; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

That's because you are on version 3. The other 2 sucked.

12. ZeroCide

Posts: 816; Member since: Jan 09, 2013

"That's because you are on version 3. The other 2 sucked." Your comment is wrong I know people with version 1 and version 2. They are excellent devices and they love them. Have you owned one to give such a harsh opinion about it or is this you just talking out your A$$?

9. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Lol just wait for BSOD wearable version :D

5. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

Ghost in the machine...the ghost of Nokia Mobile Oyj. Jockrider Defense activated in 5..4..3..2..1..

6. tigermcm

Posts: 861; Member since: Sep 02, 2009

meh daylight savings is crap anyways but at least they are fixing it asap

8. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

It feels so ridiculous and awkward to wear a watch upside down lol

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