Cortana support for Microsoft Band now on Android devices too


Earlier you could only pair your Android device with the Microsoft Band, but there was no Cortana support.

Now, with the update of Microsoft Health app on Google Play, the Redmond giant has brought its Cortana personal assistant support for Android phones paired with the Microsoft Band as well. The Microsoft Health app is available for all Android devices running version 4.2 Jelly Bean or above. But unfortunately the app availability is still limited to people in the U.S.

The updated version 1.3.20602.2 of Microsoft Health allows Android users to access Cortana voice commands for replying to text messages, instant notifications, and more. Check the updated features below.

What’s New

– Connect and compete with your friends – Create challenges for steps, cardio score, runs, and bike rides between you and your Facebook friends who also use Microsoft Health.

– Cortana is now available on Android – With Cortana on your Band, you can access your personal assistant for instant notifications of important events, communications, and voice-active info without reaching for your phone. Speak into the mic on your Band to Cortana to take actions for you.

– Bug Fixes

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