Microsoft Band 2 update allows users to track their heart rate zones for aerobic exercise

Microsoft Band 2 update allows users to track their heart rate zones for aerobic exercise
The Microsoft Band 2 has received another update, this time to software version 2.0.4737.0e. According to the changelist, the Microsoft Band 2 will be able to track your heart rate zones, a feature that users of the wearable have been clamoring for. When your heart rate hits 80% of the maximum, the heart rate indicator will turn orange. It turns red once you've hit 90% of maximum.

For aerobic exercising, it is recommended that your heart rate be between 65% and 85% of the maximum rate. With the new feature, you'll be able to see at a glance if you're comfortably in the right zone, or if you've exerted yourself too much. The update includes a fix for a repeat SMS bug that affects Android users with the Microsoft Band 2, and gives these same Android users access to Cortana via the wearable.

The Microsoft Band 2 works with Android, iOS and Windows 10 Mobile powered smartphones, and the update will be found in the appropriate version of the Microsoft Health app. A new Explore tile has recently been added for hikers and cyclists, and a $75 discount on the device taking the price down to $174.99 in the Microsoft Store, has been expanded to July 9th.

source: SupersiteforWindows (translated) via WindowsCentral



1. Captain_Doug

Posts: 1037; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

They really need to make a portrait mode.

2. emmawilliam834

Posts: 241; Member since: Feb 09, 2016

Cool. Good for measuring your effort level.

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