Microsoft Band Review Hits A Snag

Event: WSJ reviews the Microsoft Band, Microsoft's foray into wearable technology.  Basically, the device didn't work leaving the reviewer with nothing but negative things to say about the device and Microsoft's intentions. 

This review stood out to me, not because I'm interested in the Microsoft Band, but because of how negative a tone it had toward the device (and Microsoft). Very reminiscent of the old Microsoft that we all are still familiar with.  I don't think Microsoft has passed the litmus test for this device - why does it exist?  For Apple, Apple Watch hits a couple of "why it exists" points: iPhone notifications, a new form of communication, Apple Pay, personalized watch-faces (shocking how many people have mentioned this to me), and of course third-party app support.