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Tom's Hardware: Microsoft Smartband Coming In October With 11 Sensors

timothy posted about three weeks ago | from the easier-sell-than-new-headgear dept.

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New submitter TuxHiggs (2691251) writes "Last month, Forbes wrote that Microsoft was preparing a cross-platform smartwatch with the ability to continuously track your heart rate and sync the data to your devices. A trusted source with knowledge of the development has verified some of that information and provided Tom's Hardware with additional details about the device. The source confirmed previous rumors that the device is cross-platform compatible, and added there would be open APIs as well. The source also confirmed that the display is on the inside of the wrist as opposed to the outside. Design-wise, Microsoft has gone with a slim band design that is said to resemble a thinner, flatter version of the Nike Fuelband. While details about the hardware are scant, the source did reveal that there are 11 sensors under the hood and a mix of chips, including some from TI and Atmel. Finally, the release for this device is apparently set for October."

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70 comments

Microsoft? (0, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | about three weeks ago | (#47342447)

Will they be sending a refund to all the Android device buyers?

And an apology for their patent troll licensing scheme?

You know, the one where a fee is demanded for *unspecified* patents.

Re:Microsoft? (2, Insightful)

binarylarry (1338699) | about three weeks ago | (#47342471)

No but they'll be doing the next best thing: failing hard yet again after being beaten to the punch by Apple, Google and Samsung.

I know I'll never get sick of seeing them in pain.

It'd be good if they skipped the fads. (5, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | about three weeks ago | (#47342559)

Time and time again these Apple-inspired technologies have proven to just be temporary fads.

When it comes to Apple, their success is never about the devices themselves. Their success derives from the fact that they're basically a modern-day religion for a lot of people. Apple's customers buy Apple products as a status symbol, rather than something that's actually useful to them.

The personal audio player fad went bust. The large form factor tablet fad went bust. The small form factor tablet fad went bust. The netbook fad went bust. The media center fad went bust.

This "fitness monitoring device" fad will go bust, too.

Google, Samsung and Microsoft would all be better off avoiding these fads. They don't have the quasi-religious status that Apple has, and it'll save them the time and money wasted on producing one-generation-only products that end up failing in the marketplace because they're damn near useless for anyone who isn't buying them just for a fruit-shaped logo on the back.

Re: It'd be good if they skipped the fads. (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about three weeks ago | (#47342569)

Go home you are drunk. Or incredibly stupid. In that case GTFO.

Re: It'd be good if they skipped the fads. (1)

Anonymous Coward | about three weeks ago | (#47342591)

He's "stupid" because you're in your mother's basement browsing Slashdot on the Windows XP PC she bought you a decade ago? And he's "stupid" because the iPod, iPad, iPad Mini, and MacBook Air you cried about and made her buy for you are all sitting on her living room shelf collecting dust? Sounds to me like he's the smart one, and called it as it is.

Re: It'd be good if they skipped the fads. (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about three weeks ago | (#47342651)

Wrong on all accounts. Seriously. STFU dude. You idiocy is showing.

Re: It'd be good if they skipped the fads. (2, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | about three weeks ago | (#47342909)

Don't even try. You can't argue with religious zealots, just ostracise them.

Re:It'd be good if they skipped the fads. (2)

davester666 (731373) | about three weeks ago | (#47342611)

There are only a zillion companies today that wish they were the ones selling, including EVERY SINGLE competitor such as Samsung, Google and Microsoft:
-iPods
-iPad Airs
-iPad Minis
-iPhone 5S
-iPhone 5C (yes, even this absolute failure, which only has either the 2nd and 3rd highest sales volume in the US since it was introduced)

And by this, I mean that they wish they could take over selling these devices right now, even those all these 'fads' have gone bust.

And Apple never sold netbooks, and I guess everybody has jumped on Apple's wearable fad before Apple has.

Re:It'd be good if they skipped the fads. (1)

peragrin (659227) | about three weeks ago | (#47342673)

Apple is going to skip the iWatch and jump right to the WristProjector. It will look like a bracelet with the time on it. Tap the device and a small projection screen will display against your forearm**. Allowing you to read and respond. touch the band again and it disappears. Using a laser keyboard projected from the same band the system will be able to respond to inputs tapped onto your skin(similar to celluon laser keyboard).

**(Shaved skin only hairs will interfere with the projection systems)

Re:It'd be good if they skipped the fads. (5, Insightful)

K. S. Kyosuke (729550) | about three weeks ago | (#47342687)

Bullshit. We've known that iPads would come one day all the way since 1968, and since most everyone needs a phone, it only makes sense to make a smaller version of the same for phone-y applications. These are not fads, that's logical development.

Re:It'd be good if they skipped the fads. (3, Funny)

davester666 (731373) | about three weeks ago | (#47342723)

1. my post was being sarcastic as to the idea that all the items were 'fads that had gone bust'.
2. logical development or not, Bill was trying to foist his tablets on people for more than 10 years, and rather unsuccessfully...I guess Steve just looked at what Bill did, and went "Well, I'll just not do what Bill did, and do what Bill didn't, and my tablet will be wildly successful". It seems to have worked.

[iApple is] a modern-day religion for people (0)

Anonymous Coward | about three weeks ago | (#47342793)

Amen to that, brother!

Re:It'd be good if they skipped the fads. (1)

wv5k (771543) | about three weeks ago | (#47347919)

"This "fitness monitoring device" fad will go bust, too." Maybe. Maybe not... Not long ago I had to have a cardiac triple bypass performed. Now, some seven months later, I'm still getting a benefit from physical therapy. So I'm continuing in that program until I no longer do. Guess what I had to do before going to the first session (w/o an EKG monitor hooked up)? Yep, one of these smart-watches that has a pulse monitor. I quit wearing watches years ago when cellphones made them redundant, but I'm kinda getting attached to this one. The end of day data dumps onto the PC and browsing through that day's stored info makes for enlightening reading (whether I've had a therapy session that day or not)....

Re:Microsoft? (1, Informative)

Lumpy (12016) | about three weeks ago | (#47342607)

I hate to break it to you, but Microsoft, Apple, Google, and Samsung all have been beaten to the punch.

Pebble kicks all their arses hard. 5 days between a charge, unbeatable visibility in direct sunlight, waterproof, cheap, and works with all phone platforms that are relevant.

Microsoft will be last bananana once again.

Re:Microsoft? (1)

binarylarry (1338699) | about three weeks ago | (#47342849)

Whats pebble?

Re:Microsoft? (3, Informative)

dreamchaser (49529) | about three weeks ago | (#47342915)

Whats pebble?

It's a smartwatch, and a woefully underpowered one at that.

https://getpebble.com/ [getpebble.com]

For $250 I'll pass.

Re:Microsoft? (1)

Lumpy (12016) | about three weeks ago | (#47344029)

Where the hell are you getting $250? $139.95 at best buy.
And if you think you need to run folding at home on your watch, you dont understand the use for a smart watch.

Re:Microsoft? (2)

dreamchaser (49529) | about three weeks ago | (#47346635)

Where did I get it? From their website, but you'd know that if you'd looked. I understand the use for a smart watch. There really isn't one yet.

Re:Microsoft? (1)

Lumpy (12016) | about three weeks ago | (#47349187)

Their websites says $149 MSRP, or did you intentionally look for the highest priced version to prop up your very weak argument?

Re:Microsoft? (1)

dreamchaser (49529) | about three weeks ago | (#47355537)

What argument? I saw a price on the site and I commented on it. I'm not arguing anything. I could turn it around and ask why you are shilling for them? It is technology that isn't ready for prime time yet and is overpriced, even at $150. That is still way more than I am willing to pay for the limited functionality it offers. Get over it and move on. I'm not saying what *you* should spend your money on, so stop crying and being all butthurt about it and move on.

Re:Microsoft? (1)

Carewolf (581105) | about two weeks ago | (#47440743)

Their websites says $149 MSRP, or did you intentionally look for the highest priced version to prop up your very weak argument?

You must be looking at a different version of the website. The one linked says "Order now: $249". No other price is listed anywhere else on the page.

Can my dick wear that (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | about three weeks ago | (#47342483)

will be smartest dick around. hope BSOD doesn't come too early, reboot takes long.

Re:Can my dick wear that (1)

Anonymous Coward | about three weeks ago | (#47342889)

Give it a vibrate mode, I'll buy 2.

Anonymous Coward: source name prefix is bullshit (0)

Anonymous Coward | about three weeks ago | (#47342491)

Why the fuck?

Re:Anonymous Coward: source name prefix is bullshi (3, Funny)

ourlovecanlastforeve (795111) | about three weeks ago | (#47342501)

Because Microsoft's management team operates like a group of toddlers.

"Apple's watch has 8 sensors! Oh yeah?! Well OURS has ELEVEN."

*throws together a bunch of chips from companies they ran out of business into a bulky, ugly box that straps to your wrist and has a 2 hour battery life*

Six months later:

YOU GUYS AREN'T PLAYING FAIR I'M TELLING THE SEC

Patent trolling lawsuits go.

Re:Anonymous Coward: source name prefix is bullshi (3, Interesting)

rtb61 (674572) | about three weeks ago | (#47342739)

Just the sort of thing the NSA would love. So monitors all elemental emotional state levels much like a lie detector when ever your wear it. Reports you location and incorporates a bug er microphone into the device. Hell the NSA would have wet dreams about making it compulsory. The soft sell would be, but it means you don't have to carry a drivers licence when police wrongly demand ID they just be able to lock onto your watch and get all the information they want 24/7/365. Hmmm, who will be watching whom, will your be watching your watch or will your watch be watching you.

Re:Anonymous Coward: source name prefix is bullshi (0)

Anonymous Coward | about three weeks ago | (#47342963)

As a potential user/developer i want fncking thousands of sensors, cram em in, on-board chemical lab anyone?, biological system monitor, light spectrum,radio, external environment and positioning, emitters,slap it all in, more the merrier, see what kind of amazing things can be created beyond "a heart beat monitor" or "fitness tracker"

Sarten-X: A reasonable explanation (3, Informative)

Sarten-X (1102295) | about three weeks ago | (#47342503)

Tom's Hardware has a decent reputation, unlike most of the rumor-mills that run their detritus through this place. That bit of credibility is an important detail of this story.

Re:Sarten-X: A reasonable explanation (0)

Anonymous Coward | about three weeks ago | (#47342595)

Tom's Hardware has a decent reputation.

Maybe for you they do. Their credibility is 0 for me.

Re:Sarten-X: A reasonable explanation (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about three weeks ago | (#47343665)

A decent reputation of being run by fucking shills who take bribes for reviews.

This could be very useful for the non-athletic too (1, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | about three weeks ago | (#47342497)

This may sound funny to some, but please hear me out, and realize that this is a real neeed that I'm describing. As an obese man, like many of my fellow Americans, I'm not particularly athletic. I don't jog, I don't work out, and I don't really have a need for a headband like this. What I do have a problem with, however, is locating my genitalia. Like I said earlier, please don't laugh. A lot of us do suffer from what's commonly called "buried penis" syndrome. I personally haven't seen my penis in over 25 years. But if I could get a digital band put around it that could make sure that my penis and scrotum are in a reasonable condition, then I would consider buying such a medical device. Suffering from buried penis syndrome, I can't always clean myself properly, so a device like this could go a long way toward making sure that my genitalia do not start to stagnate.

Re:This could be very useful for the non-athletic (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about three weeks ago | (#47342549)

Really? This is the sort of garbage the moderators vote up while legitimate posts about fighting the Republicans and fighting against their proposed requirements to force us all to wear sensors so they can track us get voted down? The moderators are showing their true colors. They are CONservatives of the worst sort. Not that any sort of CONservative isn't the worst sort.

Republicans aren't conservatives. (1)

Anonymous Coward | about three weeks ago | (#47342571)

Son, you've got it all wrong. Republicans today aren't conservatives in any sense of the word. They can't, by definition, be considered "conservative" when it comes to forcing new monitoring technology on people. There is no status quo to conserve; they're pushing for something totally new. The label often used to describe this behavior is "progressive liberalism". The "progressive" part refers to their goal being a step beyond what currently exists. The "liberalism" part refers to their desire to free all limitations imposed upon the state, so that it may do whatever it likes to individuals in order to achieve its goals. Conservatism is all about limiting the power of the state, and favoring the power of the individual. A conservative inherently cannot support the widespread use of monitoring technology; doing so contradicts the basic definition of what "conservatism" is.

Re: Republicans aren't conservatives. (1)

Anonymous Coward | about three weeks ago | (#47342719)

Conservatives want the people governed by the state, not the Feds. No one has, beyond campaign speeches, suggested the people should govern themselves.

Re:Republicans aren't conservatives. (0)

Anonymous Coward | about three weeks ago | (#47346825)

Are you mad? If it weren't for liberalism, feudalism or mercantilism would be the order of the day. Now, since those battles are already lost, conservatives do whatever they can to protect the status quo and want a government by the rich, for the rich. The common unwashed person on the street working 80 hours a week after graduating from uni and still barely making ends meet? Well of course It's their own fault for not being born into wealth, what a bunch of morons, oh and they don't work hard enough so if they get evicted from their homes, that's their own bloody fault too...sod off, effin dick head.

Also, you are fuckin off topic, douchebag!

It looks like... (5, Funny)

Rashdot (845549) | about three weeks ago | (#47342499)

Smartwatch: "It looks like your heart has stopped. Would you like me to:"

- stop recording to save power?

- use a backup?

Re: It looks like... (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | about three weeks ago | (#47342635)

More like
"I detected your heart stopped. Would you like to active the defibrillator?"
{Yes} {No} {Cancel}
YES
"Are you sure you want to allow this action?"
{yes} {cancel}
YES
"Administrator password required for this action"
{........}
"The defibrillator function is used for the first time. Installation of device drivers required"
"Would you like to install the drivers now?"
{Yes} {No} {Later}
YES
"Need to download system files. Reboot required. Download now?"
{Yes} {No} {Later}
YES
"Download failed. Try again?"
{Yes} {Cancel}
YES
"Download complete. Install now?"
{Yes} {No}
YES
"Are you sure you want to allow this action?"
{Yes} {No} {Cancel}
YES
"Installation complete. Reboot now? All unsaved data will be lost"
{yes} {cancel}
YES
"Rebooting"
"WindowsWatch wasn't shutdown properly the last time. Starting in save mode. All drivers disabled".
{Reboot}
"You heart still doesn't beat. Do you want to active the defibrillator?"
{Yes} {No} {Cancel}
YES
"Starting the defibrillator. Please read the EULA and click on agree"
{43 pages of EULA later}
{AGREE}

--- BSOD ---

Meanwhile the patient has died.

Re:It looks like... (3, Funny)

shutdown -p now (807394) | about three weeks ago | (#47342935)

I see that you're not up to date on the recent trends in Windows land. These days, it's all about social integration, so it would really be:

- post to Twitter?
- post to Facebook?
- post to LinkedIn?

Given their past history (1)

Anonymous Coward | about three weeks ago | (#47342535)

I'm skeptical about the claim of "cross-platform compatible". As I remember it, when Microsoft had announced .Net and C#, they said those technologies were "cross-platform"... they worked on *all* Microsoft Windows versions. Ditto silverlight.

I can't help but wonder if this is not just vaporware, because they don't have anything to compete with Google's products which are real and are coming out this fall.

Re: Given their past history (0)

Anonymous Coward | about three weeks ago | (#47342643)

MS is the grand master of vapourware. Two words : HP Slate. Back in 2010. Presented as a tablet to act on Apple iPad rumours. Was based on Windows 7 and never heard of ever again.

Re:Given their past history (1)

KingMotley (944240) | about three weeks ago | (#47347911)

To be fair, both were and still are cross platform compatible. .NET (BCL) and C# can be run on any platform and contain nothing that is tied to windows. They didn't actually write anything that ran on other platforms, but that was because there was a (mostly) lack of interest on those platforms to do so. However, Mono does run on many platforms and runs .NET code just fine, as did moonlight which was available for the mac ran silverlight stuff. Everything that anyone would need to actually implement .NET on another platform is freely available, and C# was submitted as a standards document.

Now they also do distribute some higher level classes that are tied to the windows platform, but those are the exact things you would expect would be tied. Mostly UI stuff that has no counterpart on other platforms (Forms, etc). Just don't use any classes that contain "Windows" as part of it's name and you should be good to run any of your code on any implementation outside of Microsoft's version for Windows.

A solution without a need (3, Interesting)

stevez67 (2374822) | about three weeks ago | (#47342561)

They'll all fail because there simply is no mass need to drive sales.

Re:A solution without a need (1)

hodet (620484) | about three weeks ago | (#47342709)

I agree but I have a feeling Apple will generate mass want. Why? I have no idea. I can't think of anything I would want less than a watch. But that just confirms to me that this thing might fly.

Re:A solution without a need (0)

Anonymous Coward | about three weeks ago | (#47343165)

I can't think of anything I would want less than a watch.

Herpes?

Re:A solution without a need (1)

hodet (620484) | about two weeks ago | (#47407139)

Ya but it's close.

A solution without a need (0)

Anonymous Coward | about three weeks ago | (#47342755)

It's just more shit for the tip (dump).

Re:A solution without a need (1)

maccodemonkey (1438585) | about three weeks ago | (#47343391)

They'll all fail because there simply is no mass need to drive sales.

I wear a Nike Fuelband. It's not really a "smart watch", but it's a nice reminder I need to get up and walk. I can hit a button and get a semi accurate reminder of how active I've been for the day. It pings my phone when it needs my attention, and in since it's not my phone I can wear it to the gym and let it's accelerometers rate my activity. I know, I could ask myself if I've exercised enough for the day, but when I'm deep in a programming puzzle, I need the nudge.

Why do I bring up the Fuelband?

It would be great to have a Fuelband that can do calendar reminders, and maybe some sort of digital wallet thing. Maaaaybe read only interface to my text messages. My needs aren't extreme. I think that's why most wearables have fallen flat. A lot of the Android wear smart watches have features like cameras, microphones, voice control, blah blah blah... So much crap I don't need, that I'm paying for, and that will run the battery down. I want an accessory for my phone. Not a watch computer onto itself. I don't need a duplicate of every feature I have on my phone. Just tell me what room my next meeting is in so I don't have to take my phone out of my pocket.

Wearables are in an unnecessary arms race right now. What wearables need is a simple set of features done well, and done in a compelling way. That has Apple written all over it, but we'll see what Microsoft brings to the table as well.

Not Long (0)

Anonymous Coward | about three weeks ago | (#47342583)

Until we can fight microsoft's drones by sending them all to sleep the same time.

Re: Not Long (1)

KevReedUK (1066760) | about three weeks ago | (#47359883)

I'm no MS shill, but in my opinion, the best way of sending all the MicroSoft drones to sleep is to keep up your kind of rhetoric. It's certainly sending me to sleep!

Amazing what you can do (1, Funny)

jpellino (202698) | about three weeks ago | (#47342613)

with 1M unsold Zunes and a pipe bender.

Re: Amazing what you can do (0)

Anonymous Coward | about three weeks ago | (#47342659)

I wonder what they do with their unsold tablets, smartphones and kin phones?

Who pays for the surgery? (1)

wonkey_monkey (2592601) | about three weeks ago | (#47342615)

The source also confirmed that the display is on the inside of the wrist as opposed to the outside.

Who pays for the surgery to implant it?

Paging alex sadler! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about three weeks ago | (#47342769)

Halo? Microsoft? Where is liber8????

Re:Paging alex sadler! (1)

i.kazmi (977642) | about three weeks ago | (#47346843)

Kudos, sir...one of the best shows on tv right now :-)

Needs 20 more sensors. (1)

140Mandak262Jamuna (970587) | about three weeks ago | (#47342771)

So that there is one for each flavor of ice cream in Baskin Robbins.

Life imitating art? (1)

fahrbot-bot (874524) | about three weeks ago | (#47342821)

Smartband sounds like the HALO project on the TV show Continuum [wikipedia.org] and things aren't turning out so well for anyone involved there...

Re:Life imitating art? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about three weeks ago | (#47344513)

So Bill Gates is Alec Sadler?

open APIs (1)

manu0601 (2221348) | about three weeks ago | (#47342843)

The source confirmed previous rumors that the device is cross-platform compatible, and added there would be open APIs as well

At least, on the beginning. It would be surprising that Microsoft do not act as being Microsoft. Perhaps they start open becausethere is no existing standard to embrace and (proprietary) extend?

Inside of the wrist? (1)

Jason Goatcher (3498937) | about three weeks ago | (#47342851)

So what happens if people put the display on the outside of the wrist? My wrist is the approximation of an oval, I can't see how you could force people to put the display on the inside of the wrist. Plus, there are plenty of people that put the watch face on the inside of the wrist, it's just personal preference.

Re: Inside of the wrist? (1)

KevReedUK (1066760) | about three weeks ago | (#47359663)

It's likely that the sensor for determining heart-rate will probably be located at the back of the display, and will work better if on the inside of your wrist (i.e. over the so-called pulse point). That's probably why it's intended to be worn on the inside of your wrist.

A scenario (0, Troll)

XB-70 (812342) | about three weeks ago | (#47342929)

Job Candidate: "Thank you for seeing me."

Interviewer [Hacking into yet another security-flawed MS Smartband product.]: "Thank you for coming. Could you tell me why you left your last employ?"

Job Candidate: "I was ... asked to perform duties that were beyond the scope of my employment contract."

Interviewer [Noting elevated heart rate of interviewee]: "What did these duties consists of?"

Job Candidate: "I am not at liberty to discuss them."

Interviewer [Seeing Smartband perspiration levels soar.]: "Was there a problem with your performance?"

Job Candidate: "None whatsoever."

Interviewer [Running lie detector against heartbeat data.]: "I am afraid that this interview is over."

Job Candidate: "But I was being sexually molested and am involved in a court case that I cannot discuss!!"

Interviewer [Noting extreme blood pressure levels.] "SECURITY!!"

and they will have an medical disability lawsuit o (1)

Joe_Dragon (2206452) | about three weeks ago | (#47343393)

and they will have an medical disability lawsuit on there hands.

Pay $ to know about a possible diagnosis. (0)

Anonymous Coward | about three weeks ago | (#47343533)

Subscribing to a possible diagnosis that has been censored by doctors but just takes this weird trick to fix might save your life!

Lie detectors... (1)

Karmashock (2415832) | about three weeks ago | (#47343911)

These things would be great adhoc lie detectors... or stress monitors or void comp machines or whatever.

If you're measuring everything then you can probably use it for more then health statistics. And if they're wireless... that means you might be able to hack them... or listen in on them or something... which means if people run around wearing these things you might be able to get a feed into your google glass or whatever to stare at their vitals while you ask if they've been screwing the maid.

Re:Lie detectors... (1)

Carewolf (581105) | about two weeks ago | (#47440759)

Lie detectors only "work" if you tell the subject he is subject to a lie detector test and he believes you, and even then you will not get much better than 50/50 unless you are trained tester who can reach 80/20 under optimal circumstances. So, are you sure you want to ruin your relationship over a test that will be wrong 20% of the time, even when done under optimal circumstances by the best professionals?

Rumour Seeded (0)

ardeez (1614603) | about three weeks ago | (#47343987)

So Tom's Hardware and Forbes have been seeded with this hopefully competitor killing announcement by

A trusted source with knowledge

But long gone are the days where an announcement by Microsoft (or a proxy) would kill a competitor's product before it even launches. Don't know why MS even bother these days, that old playbook really needs revised.

Microsoft hardware ? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about three weeks ago | (#47344749)

I guess they're going to fuck-up this industry the same as they've done ever-one-else ..

We have decided to discontinue this service (1)

mbstone (457308) | about three weeks ago | (#47346117)

Like every other smartwatch in recorded history, after a year or two the OEM will decide it isn't making enough money, and they will suddenly stop the data feed or whatever, and if you're lucky, the thing will still function as a wristwatch.

Re: We have decided to discontinue this service (1)

KevReedUK (1066760) | about three weeks ago | (#47359761)

Remind me again how you're going to turn all WiFi and BlueTooth off?

Yea, like the Microsoft datalink watch (0)

Anonymous Coward | about three weeks ago | (#47346415)

Lets see - shipped and would not work correctly with Windows NT, claimed the API would become aviable, and was big and bulky.

Why should people think THIS version is going to work better?

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