So, we did talk about how Microsoft Band leaked across multiple app stores earlier today, while detailing the Microsoft Health app that will work with Microsoft Band (obviously) along with other third party hardware, but is that all that Microsoft Band is capable of? Not really, as it seems that coffee lovers, especially those who happen to hang out at Starbucks frequently, will appreciate the fact that one is able to pay for their next Starbucks purchase via the Microsoft Band, now how about that?
Just how will this particular payment method work out in the long run? There are no statistics to glean from, but if Apple Pay is going to be explosive, then things do look pretty spiffy for the Microsoft Band. Of course, before you actually move forward and make a purchase from Starbucks, you will first need to load up your Starbucks Card on the Microsoft Band. You will need a Starbucks card (obviously) before downloading the Microsoft Health app on your phone. Select Manage Tiles on the top right of the app, tap on the Starbucks slider and hit “Select Add Card”.
Following that, key in the 16-digit code on the back of the Starbucks Card and ensure that the Starbucks slider remains in the “on” position, before you hit Save to sync these changes to your Microsoft Band, and you’re good to go!