Microsoft says its recently released Band 2 fitness tracker has improved heart rate tracking, and now the company is providing tips to get the best results from the device's heart rate monitor.
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Microsoft has made notable strides with its newest Band fitness tracker, but some unexpected problems with tracking accuracy keep the device just short of excellence.
Microsoft's second-generation Band wearable fitness device is giving me very different heart rate readings compared with the original when working out - but does that mean it's more or less accurate?
The hardware changes are what receives the most attention when discussing the Microsoft Band 2, but it's actually the improved interface that I'm probably most happy with.
The teams behind the Acompli mail app and Sunrise calendar app are joining forces to make Microsoft's Outlook apps for mobile devices better than ever before, including a new look.
Custom workouts have finally made their way to the Microsoft Band. While the feature is a tremendous idea and decent start, Microsoft's execution leaves a bit to be desired.
Microsoft unveiled five new high-end devices this week, and now it's time to pit them against each other to find which one our readers are looking forward to the most.
Sony's PlayStation 4 gaming console will soon cost $50 less in the United States when the price drops to $349 beginning Friday, Oct. 9, the company announced today.
Microsoft Health has been given a massive overhaul, with new apps available for Android, iOS and Windows Phone. Perhaps more importantly, however, the service's dashboard got a lot more powerful.
Users will be able to create custom workouts for the new Microsoft Band, bringing the capabilities of the original's first-party guided workouts to the end-user for new workout regimens.
Microsoft is bringing back its popular white Xbox One variant for a new "Gears of War: Ultimate Edition" bundle and is also releasing a new bundle focused on Kinect gaming.
The same companies that were quick to deride Microsoft's Surface tablet line in 2012 are now copying some of its unique features with their new tablets.
Microsoft has revealed a new 1TB Xbox One bundle for $399 including "Gears of War: Ultimate Edition," "Ori and the Blind Forest" and "Rare Replay." The bundle will go on sale in October.
According to recently released hardware recommendations, Microsoft views small Windows 10 Mobile tablets (those with screens less than 8 inches) as low-cost, low-end devices.
Want a Microsoft Band? It has dropped to just $99.99 at Best Buy in anticipation of the Band 2's release - the lowest price at which the health- and fitness-focused wearable has been sold so far.
Newly leaked renderings are showcasing perhaps yet another device to be revealed at Microsoft's Oct. 6 event, the mid-range Lumia 550 smartphone with front-facing flash for selfies.
'Halo: Spartan Strike' gamers on Apple's mobile devices can now sync their progress and earn Xbox achievements as a result of the game's update, released today.
Microsoft has released the first official "Halo 5: Guardians" campaign footage and revealed the game will run at a dynamic resolution that will mostly reach 1080p.
Xbox One users in the console's preview program will soon get Windows 10 on their consoles, with the update scheduled to arrive "over the next couple of weeks", before a November launch for all.
Microsoft and Disney have reached an agreement that will allow Disney videos purchased from either company's service (Microsoft Movies & TV and Disney Movies Anywhere) to link between the two.
Twitter has updated its Windows 10 app with the ability to quote tweets, handle multiple accounts, and manage and view lists. The features bring the app close to its counterparts on other platforms.
Hulu is now offering an $11.99 per month ad-free option for its video streaming service, joining the company's existing $7.99 a month streaming service that features ads.
Evan Blass, a reputable leaker who revealed renderings of Microsoft's upcoming smartphones, says the next flagship Windows 10 Mobile phones will be called the Lumia 950 and 950 XL.
Microsoft has released the opening cinematic of "Halo 5: Guardians," giving the best outline yet of the game's premise as well as a good look at new characters in the franchise.
A Microsoft executive has confirmed that gamers who purchase "Gears of War: Ultimate Edition" on Xbox One will receive all previous entries in the series via backwards compatibility in November.
Netflix has announced it won't renew its content-licensing deal with Epix, which will cost it several blockbuster movies. Instead, Netflix says, it will focus on exclusive content.
New renderings and a photo of Microsoft's upcoming Lumia smartphones leaked late Wednesday, but what do you think about them? Do you like what you've seen so far, or not?
Microsoft's Gamescom press conference in Cologne, Germany, takes place at 4 p.m. local time, and the event is being streamed live via YouTube and other services.
Microsoft has rebranded Xbox Music on iPhone to Groove, finishing the overhaul of its music service's apps across a variety of platforms and on its official website.
Buyers of "Gears of War: Ultimate Edition" for Xbox One will be given all previous entries in the franchise if they play the game before the end of the year, Microsoft announced today.
Microsoft's Sway presentation app for Windows 10 is now available for download, though it currently lacks functionality ahead of a full, working release.
Microsoft appears to be testing a new navigation bar on its Bing website featuring circular user avatars and a wireframe settings icon, similar to Windows 10.
Microsoft's "Gears of War: Ultimate Edition" for Xbox One has gone gold, and those who pre-order the game can now download it in advance of its Aug. 25 release to play immediately on launch day.
Microsoft is currently working on the Band 2, and in preparation for its upcoming release, the company is reportedly halting production of the original Band.
Microsoft has made its OneNote app on iOS universal, meaning iPad and iPhone users will get updates at the same time, bringing parity to the app on Apple's mobile ecosystem.
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella says that despite the company's plan to scale down first-party smartphone hardware operations, it has big plans for Windows 10 Mobile thanks to the Windows ecosystem.
With today's news of a major reduction in Microsoft's mobile devices unit creating a hazy future for Windows smartphones, will you consider buying a Windows 10 Mobile phone from the company?
Despite being rebranded from Xbox Music and Video, Windows 10's new Groove and Movies & TV apps keep many annoying features shared by their Windows 8 predecessors.
"The Thread," a documentary about the Boston Marathon bombings, was released for free on Xbox Live in April, but Microsoft didn't tell anyone beyond a single tweet.
Microsoft's Xbox press conference at the German-based Gamescom expo will take place at 4 p.m. local time (10 a.m. Eastern U.S. time) on August 4, with several big games expected to make appearances.
A former Xbox Entertainment Studios TV project debuted to rave reviews on AMC, though it's not an indication that Microsoft should have kept its video-producing subsidiary.
Microsoft will release its Sway app for Windows 10 this summer, meaning it will be available sometime around the operating system's launch. A new Sway for iPad app is now available as well.
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has announced Mark Penn, creator of the company's Google attack campaign "Scroogled," is leaving the company in September.
Microsoft revealed a new Xbox One dashboard at E3, boasting a new design, improved speed and the addition of the company's Cortana digital assistant.
Microsoft is partnering with Facebook subsidiary Oculus by providing a bundled Xbox One controller with each Rift as well as Xbox One game streaming and Windows 10 support.
Microsoft is releasing a new Xbox One console featuring double the storage of its current version for just $50 more, along with a redesigned controller that features a 3.5mm headset jack.
Black Tusk Studios, the developer behind Microsoft's upcoming Gears of War game, will now seemingly focus more exclusively on the shooter series, as its been rebranded as "The Coalition."
Microsoft is rolling out an updated Skype experience for all Outlook.com users "in the coming months," making it easier to chat with friends while using the email service.
The newest entry in the popular long-running RPG series Fallout has been announced by Bethesda, with more information to come during the E3 gaming conference.
Microsoft has released the "Halo 3: ODST" expansion for "Halo: The Master Chief Collection," and codes for the add-on are going out to users who played the compilation on or before Dec. 19.