Microsoft Band is a health and fitness tracker device that was announced late October last year. Due to limited quantities, Microsoft Band was only available in the US from Microsoft Store and purchasing online. The fitness tracker was packed with features like GPS reception and a UV sensor which helps users to track their activity. Now we are looking in a huge update that will make the tracking device even more different. Microsoft are introducing several new features which includes a dedicated cycling tile, a new downloadable workouts, a web-based dashboard, an open SDK for third parties and a more hefty online experience for a better data insight.
For cycling experience, users with the Microsoft Band can now track their rides using the GPS which includes information such as duration, distance, calorie burn and more. But the best part about the Band is that it will track the users whereabouts whether they are cycling on a stationary bike or going for a cruise with friends. There are also five different cycling workouts as a part of the new update.
The tracker information are stored in the new charts found in the new Microsoft Health web dashboard that provides data about the users sleep and exercise. Users who use services like MapMyFitness or Microsoft’s HealthVault are able to integrate with the Band. All of these updates are all part of Microsoft’s commitment to always improve its Band wearable, which is quietly becoming one of a superior activity trackers on the market. Also, a developer SDK is on the way for Microsoft Band apps which will pave the way for a much more better future.
Last but not least, the update also introduce the WordFlow. This feature gives users the ability to quickly respond to a message. Even though the Band’s screen is small, it is also nice to be able to have the option to respond to messages. This feature is not quite delicate as using a Cortana, which Windows Phone users have access to.
Microsoft assures to update their Band on a monthly basis, so users hope for more creative and nice improvements. Users with the Microsoft Band can now begin to receive updates. Let us know what do you think about the Band’s new update.