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Microsoft has released a new firmware for the Band

Microsoft has pushed out a new firmware for its wearable device, the Band. The change log does not detail what's new and simply provides a generic reference to "general fixes and improvements".

Considering that Microsoft is one of the largest software providers in the world and routinely releases software, providing a complete change log with actual details would seem trivial for the company but alas, they have failed to acknowledge what is new in this release.

To upgrade your Band, make sure you have the latest version of Microsoft Health installed and after pairing it with your phone, it should prompt you to upgrade your device. If not, be patient, as updates like this typically roll-out in waves and may take some time to show up.

Microsoft's Band is a fitness focused wearable that is capable of also supporting notifications as well. In a recent study, the device was found to monitor your heart rate more accurately than the Apple Watch. The Band is currently on-sale in several markets with a MSRP of $199.

After you install the update, if you find anything new, make sure to send us a tip.

[Update] A few users have written us to say that after the update, their Band synced more reliably with their iPhones and that notifications are working more consistently.

Thanks for the tip @farshad!

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