February 3, 2016 6:00 am

Microsoft Band 2 GPS Power Saver and Weight Tracking Available Now!

We want to find more ways for you to continue doing what you love, and more of it, with your new Microsoft Band 2. Run, bike, and exercise longer and meet your overall health goals with two new features we’ve just announced this week.

GPS Power Saver mode* and weight-tracking functionality, available through the Microsoft Health app, will help you maximize your time and your resources to get you where you want to go, and get you more of what you want – your data! You asked, we delivered.

Extend your new Microsoft Band’s battery life with GPS Power Saver mode

You can now extend the battery life on your new Microsoft Band for up to four hours when you run or bike with GPS. To make this goal a reality, we enabled a new feature that lets your new Microsoft Band’s GPS sample your location in intervals, rather than continuously, by turning on GPS Power Saver. Even with GPS Power Saver turned on, Microsoft Health will still map your route in the mobile app and web dashboard. Get to the finish with your full performance summary and observations, even on those long runs or rides.

Microsoft Band power saver mode

 

Track your weight with the Microsoft Health app

Track changes to your weight, and get a current approximation of your BMI with the Microsoft Health app’s new weight-tracking feature. Want to see how you’ve been progressing towards your goals? Enter your weight regularly into the Microsoft Health app, then view in one or three month charts – or see your complete history to-date in the Microsoft Health app.

Microsoft-Band-weight-tracking

So get out there, and have fun. Run, ride, exercise and allow the Microsoft Band to help you achieve more. We can’t wait to hear about your experiences!

* Available exclusively for Microsoft Band 2.