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.