For the ones of you who own this device you will be happy to hear that the Microsoft Band 2 updates to new features.
- Microsoft Band 2 fitness tracker connects to your smartphone via Bluetooth
- The device allows you to listen to music while monitoring your heart rate
- When new updates appear, you will be automatically notified
Microsoft Band 2 is a fitness tracker you can wear at your wrist without experiencing any discomfort which makes it a great choice regardless of what type of physical activity we enjoy doing, whether it is dancing or running or biking.
If you own the Microsoft Band 2 you can now update it and have access to new great feature which will enhance your experience both for fitness tracking purposes as well as for entertainment.
Most of us are listening to music while we jog and now it is easier to access the band’s music controls. All you have to do is to double press the large power button of the device and the music will start playing while the song’s title and the singer’s/band’s name will alternatively appear on the display.
Of course you can use buttons to play or pause as well as to skip either back or forward. In order to control the volume you must swipe left or right. Left is for turning it down and right for turning it up.
The music comes, of course, from your smartphone, as the Band 2 connects via Bluetooth. The band will run the music function on any music application you have installed, such as Apple Music, Spotify or Google Play Music.
Similar to the Apple Smartwatch, the Microsoft Band 2 has a feature that reminds you to stand up every hour. However, the new upgrade will allow you to set the time intervals at which the band will alert you in case of inactivity. Moreover, you can set them not to sound if you’re at the library or cinema or if you’re sleeping. The alerts will show up on your display and will look similar to a small blue snail.
Also, the Microsoft Band 2 has something called the Exercise Tile. This shows you exercises that you perform regularly. It monitors the duration of the exercise, your heart rate and how much calories you’ve burnt. You can also set the Band 2 to automatically alert you if new updates are available.
To conclude, the fitness tracker seems to be quite efficient and the new features will definitely enhance user-experience.