Details of a new update for the Microsoft Band 2 have been unofficially revealed, showing off a few new features for Microsoft's fitness tracker and its companion app, including a new 'Explorer' pane.
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Microsoft Band users will finally be able to compete with Facebook friends. Challenges and leaderboards are both part of the new feature set, which will be available through an update to Health.
Microsoft's Band 2 is receiving an update that will sense when the user has stopped during a tracking session through a new 'Auto-Pause' feature. It also includes character-based language support.
Just one day after ending a £30 discount on the Band 2, Microsoft has cut the price of its health- and fitness-focused device again - this time, by £50, bringing it down to £149.99 until March 31.
The Microsoft Health app for Windows Phone has been updated with a Live Tile that includes battery percentage, current steps taken, and calories burned. Both Microsoft Band models are supported.
Thanks to a new feature announced by Volvo Cars, you will be able to live out your Knight Rider fantasies by sending commands to your car via the Volvo on Call app and Cortana on the Microsoft Band 2.
The Microsoft Band 2 fitness tracker has once again been discounted by Amazon in the UK and is now available for just £149.99 which is down from the £199.99 pricing during the holidays.
The Christmas specials keep on rolling with Amazon now slashing the price of the Microsoft Band 2 by 20% just in time for your New Years resolution goals.
Microsoft has begun selling a stand for the Band 2 smartwatch. Aside from being a charging stand it turns the Band 2 into a bedside clock. It's also weighted to stop it moving around.
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.
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.
With the Band 2 now available, Microsoft and its retail partners continue to clear inventory of the first-gen health- and fitness-focused wearable, which is currently on sale in the UK for £54.99.
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.
While the original Band was something of a concept device, the new Band features a new design, a new sensor, and several improvements worth checking out. I give my first impressions.
We talk with Ben Rudolph and get an inside look at one of the Microsoft events designed to give retail professionals and fans hands-on time with their new products before their release.
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.
The $249 Band 2 is the next-gen version of Microsoft's health and fitness-focused wearable device. Check out some of our first impressions, and insights into what's on the way for Microsoft Health.
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 have unveiled a successor to their Microsoft Band, with a range of new features. The device will be more durable and ergonomic then the original, with improved functionality.
Microsoft is expected to refresh almost all of its major hardware products at a mega event today. Here's how you can watch the event live and what we expect to see.
Microsoft's October event is still a couple of weeks away, but it appears that the company accidentally confirmed one of its upcoming products, ahead of its official unveiling.
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.
There are still a few weeks to go until Microsoft launches its Surface Pro 4, new Lumia flagships and an updated version of its Band wearable, but the renders of the latter have already leaked online.
Microsoft's greatly anticipated Windows 10 event - at which it will unveil its new Surface Pro 4, Lumia 950 and 950 XL, and next-gen Band wearable device - will be held in New York City on October 6.
A recent rumour is claiming that Microsoft will hold a major launch event for almost all of its major first party hardware - the Surface Pro 4, the Lumia 950 and 950 XL and the Band 2 - in October.
Recent rumors claimed that Microsoft would launch a new version of the Band in June - but while this failed to materialize, the company has now confirmed that it's "working on" the Band 2.
A new report claims the Microsoft Band 2 will be released this year, with the device already being widely tested internally, including in Europe.