My New MS Band 2 charges very quickly while I am cleaning myself up in the mourning. What works for me: turn on my Surface 2, sync my watch using Microsoft Band Sync (hard to find program for windows computers), Sync with dashboard, then after clean up put on Band and start day! This lessens possibility of water or impact damage. I also wear it face on underside of wrist for same reasons. Amazon has screen protector for band, it is on order. I purchased the band rather than other fitness products because of screen resolution and its narrow width is comfortable when moving wrist and because I did not need to use smart phone with it.
Note: You can sync with a mobile phone using your email address to get tiles set up - then delete the app from your friends phone. The computer program is not the best and its manage tiles option only allows ordering of tiles not import and removal. When I changed one of the setup options, 'band name', the program stopped Syncing with the band but the charging function continued. Microsoft help was unable to solve the problem but an expert is supposed to give me a call back. I eventually solved the sync problem by restoring the band to its factory setting and re-installing the program using a different hotmail account.