Just in time for the warmer summer months, the Microsoft Band is primed with newly released features to take your next workout outside. The first device powered by Microsoft Health, the Microsoft Band helps you achieve your goals by tracking your heart rate, steps, calorie burn, and sleep quality. It also helps you stay productive with email previews and calendar alerts – right on your wrist. We’re excited to announce today new cycling capabilities for our MapMyRide community that will keep you on the bike and connected to your community.
If you aren’t familiar with Microsoft Band, this fitness device is built with multiple sensors to track the data you care about most during a workout – including an accelerometer for steps and sleep, GPS tracking for outdoor activities, UV for sun exposure, galvanic skin response for stress, and optical heart rate, for 24/7 heart rate monitoring. It also has a color touch screen that makes starting and ending your workout simple.
Of course, our favorite feature is the ability to connect to MapMyFitness and easily send workouts and sleep data to your account. This means that next time you want to head out for a run (or ride), you can leave the phone at home, track your workout and still keep track of your progress. As we mentioned above – a new dedicated cycling tile on the Microsoft Band now tracks any cycling activities including GPS tracking, calorie burn, duration, distance and splits.
To link your MapMyFitness account to your Microsoft Health data, simply go to “Connected Apps” in the menu of your Microsoft Health app.