Microsoft today announced a new feature for the Microsoft Band. The company today introduced new Social Challenges and Leaderboards for the Microsoft Band. If you are a Facebook user, you will be able to compete with your Facebook friends, and challenge each others. With the Microsoft Health app, users can create challenges for steps, calories burned, longest run, bike ride between them and their friends, etc. Additionally, users can choose to challenge each other for one, three, five or seven days, which is a nice feature.
In addition to this, Microsoft is also introducing a feature which allows users to notify their friends when they skip workouts:
With this new feature, invite a group of friends to partake in the fun. When you’re particularly proud of an awesome workout or a great night’s sleep, remember that you can share your run, bike, or sleep summaries on social media. Friends can review your data in the public dashboard if you choose.
These new features will be rolled out with a new update for the Microsoft Health app, which is available for Windows Phone, iOS and Android.