Microsoft Band gets guided workouts in first major update

Microsoft has updated its Band fitness tracker in first major update. The company started rolling out additional features to the Band such as guided workout and more.

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For starters, the Band fitness tracker is getting 12 Guided Workouts that Microsoft has sourced from various partners, like Gold’s Gym and Men’s Fitness magazine. Users will have to load the workouts from the Microsoft Health app to the wearable gadget. Earlier in January, Microsoft pushed a general software update to the Microsoft Band and to the Health app, which primarily addressed performance and fixed a few bugs.

The  Microsoft Band uses a series of timers and wrist buzzes to guide the user through the workouts. Some of the workouts use common exercise equipment like kettlebells, dumbbells, plyometric boxes, and jumprope. Users can find video instructions for the workouts in the Health app. Microsoft launched the fitness tracking band last year in October for $199. Check out our unboxing and photo gallery to know more about the Band.


Author: Neha Aggarwal

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