December 10, 2015 6:00 am

Stay on top of it all during the holidays and have fun too, with the new Microsoft Band

A girl is using the new Microsoft Band and music controls at the gym

Today, we are excited to announce several new features exclusively for the new Microsoft Band – features customers have been asking for, and we’re proud to deliver on – including all-new music controls, activity reminders, and an improved and enhanced Exercise Tile. Keep your rhythm this holiday season with the new Microsoft Band: your ‘coach,’ your fitness wearable and partner for staying on top of it all.

All-new music controls

Put your phone away and control your music directly from your new Microsoft Band. The full-color touchscreen displays the song title and lets you pause and play, skip forward and back, and turn the volume up and down. You’ll find the perfect tunes to get you in the holiday spirit this month with our new partner Spotify, but any music app you use on your phone connects to your new Microsoft Band through Bluetooth. Use your new Microsoft Band’s music controls any time, whether you’re working out or waiting for the bus.
New Microsoft Band with music controls

Stay active with notifications that remind you to get up and move

Be more active throughout your day. Your new Microsoft Band can now remind you to get up and move when you’ve been still for too long. You choose the time intervals and the days you want to be reminded. You can also set a period of time when you don’t want to receive reminders, like when you’re sleeping or driving.
The new Microsoft Band with activity reminder

Choose your favorite exercise when you use the Exercise Tile

Now, it’s easier to track your duration, calorie burn, and heart rate for your favorite exercises when you use the Exercise Tile. Select popular options, like yoga or weightlifting, or name your own. When you review your exercise sessions in the Microsoft Health app or Web Dashboard, your summaries and observations will be grouped by exercise type for better insights into your performance.

Learn about new features on Microsoft Band with the ‘What’s New’ Tile

Easily find out about new features for your new Microsoft Band with the ‘What’s New’ Tile. The tile will automatically appear on your band when new updates are available. Tap the tile to learn about great new features and functionality.

Stay fit, get fit, or just burn a few more calories and stay ahead of the holiday season and beyond with the new Microsoft Band, now available for of $249.99* at Microsoft retail stores, MicrosoftStore.com and other third-party retailers.

* Estimated retail price

Updated December 10, 2015 6:06 am