Update to Android version of the Microsoft Health app brings new features to Microsoft Band 2

Update to Android version of the Microsoft Health app brings new features to Microsoft Band 2
The Android version of the Microsoft Health app has been updated. The app works in conjunction with the Microsoft Band 2 to offer users certain features, and is now up to model number 1.3.20128.2. The app now allows users to share their workouts with others. For example, if you think that you have an exercise routine that others can benefit from, you can enter it in the web dashboard under Guided Workouts, from where it can be read by those looking to buff up.

The update makes it easier to track your weight so that you can keep it at its current level, or try to reach a targeted goal. According to the changelist, you can add as many as four additional hours to the fitness band's battery life. To do this, open your Bike or Run tile and enable the GPS Power Saver.

The app can also arrange to have important information sent to your Microsoft Band 2 while you are working out. Sports scores and news headlines can be set to appear on your fitness tracker. During this presidential election year, you probably want all the news that can fit sent to your wearable. And the app also fixes the usual collection of bugs.

Priced at $249, the Microsoft Band 2 tracks your sleep, knows the amount of calories you've burned, and monitors your heart rate. It will track a number of exercises and help you achieve your fitness goals. The Band is equipped with a 1.26-inch AMOLED screen and pairs with an Android, iOS or Windows device. If you sync it to the latter, the Microsoft Band 2 will give you integration with personal assistant Cortana.

The update to the Microsoft Health app can be found by going to the Google Play Store and clicking on the menu. Go to My apps and games and scroll down to see if the update has arrived. If you don't yet have it installed on your Android phone, you can install it for free from the Google Play Store. Just click on the sourcelink.

source: MicrosoftHealth via AndroidCentral



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