Microsoft Band 2 gets GPS power saver mode, weight tracking and more in latest update

Microsoft Band 2 has received a new update which brings some additional functionality to the activity tracker. The second generation Microsoft Band 2 is getting GPS power saver mode, weight tracking and more


The battery life on your new Microsoft Band can be extended for up to four hours when you run or bike with GPS. The new GPS power saving mode lets your new Microsoft Band’s GPS sample your location in intervals, rather than continuously.Microsoft Health will still map your route in the mobile app and web dashboard, even if the GPS Power Saver mode is turned on. Next up, Microsoft is also ate to its Health app across Windows Phone, iOS, and Android. With the latest update, you can now track your weight by manually entering your weight 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. It even offers BMI data for better tracking.


Moving on, you can now create Guided workouts and these workouts can be shared with friends. Both the Microsoft Band 2 update and the weight-charting feature in the Health app are rolling out now. The latest update comes two months after, Microsoft Band had received music controls, activity reminders and more in December.

Author: Sneha Bokil

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