Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Microsoft introduces Microsoft BAND Smart Health Tracking. Video

Introducing the smart band from Microsoft. Live healthier, be more productive, and stay connected with the people and moments that matter most. Powered by Microsoft Health. 

Microsoft introduced today its new Microsoft BAND smartwatch Health tracker that includes Microsoft Health app that will be  available also for iPhones and Androids, besides Windows Phones of course.

With Health app you can track your heart rate, steps, calorie burn and sleep quality. 

You can take notes and set reminders with your voice using Cortana personal assistant.

Smartphone notification support appears to include email messages, calendar reminders, phone calls received, text messages, Twitter and Facebook notifications, weather, and stocks information. Microsoft’s Band will also notify owners about the weather using location information from a phone. “There is a finite number of messages the Band will display for each notification,” reads a Microsoft description.

The smartwatch will sport a 1.4” TFT touchscreen with a resolution of 310 x 102 pixels. Device connectivity will take place over Bluetooth 4.0 LE. Microsoft Band is dust and splash resistant.
Microsoft Health is a new cloud-based service that will debut alongside the wearable device. It stores data provided by Microsoft Band and provides users with actionable advices via an intelligence engine.
Microsoft Health will be open to other to other fitness platforms. UP by Jawbone, RunKeeper, MapMyFitness, and MyFitnessPal have already signed up for it. The company hopes to extend the number of partners and make Microsoft Health a major platform in the health tracking field.
The Microsoft band will cost $199 when it hits the shelves on October 30 online and in Microsoft stores in the United States.

 Microsoft Band

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